DC Historic House Converted to Luxury Condos

MILLER's Beale House renovation appeals to history buffs and luxury buyers.

By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer

Washington, D.C.—Sales have begun at Beale House, the conversion of an historic, 1926 apartment house in Washington, D.C.’s Bloomingdale enclave. The pre sales of the 16 homes have been launched by Urban Pace, providing marketing, sales and advisor services to multifamily developers.

Located at Second and W Street, Beale House is one of three almost identical apartment buildings acquired in 2001 by MILLER of Bethesda, Md. The other two were earlier converted into the successful McGill Row condominium community.

MILLER undertook a gut renovation of the building at 143 W Street, NW. All but one of the residences offer two bedrooms and two baths. The condominium homes are marketed at prices starting in the mid $400,000s.

For the price point at which they are offered, Beale House condominiums provide a very high level of finishes. The well-designed and space-saving kitchens feature Bosch stainless steel appliances, including a built-in oven with gas cooktop, concealed dishwasher and built-in, concealed refrigerator.

Additional features of the kitchens are under-mount stainless steel sinks with Hansgrohe brushed-finish faucets, solid-stone countertops and white high-gloss upper cabinets featuring under-cabinet lighting, complemented by light gray base cabinets. Each bathroom includes a luxury ensuite bath with frameless glass shower enclosures, as well as white high-gloss vanities, Hansgrohe fixtures and large-format Italian tile. Each of the residences offers expansive, energy-efficient windows. And all second- through fourth-floor homes showcase Juliet balconies.

At Beale House, the contemporary flair of the interior design by Cunningham Quill Architects serves as a counterpoint to the building’s original brick façade. A private courtyard designed by Landscape Architecture Bureau is set directly inside the building’s controlled-access gate, inviting residents in with shaded seating niches and seasonal interest.

“We are excited to bring high-end residential development to this iconic and historic neighborhood in Washington,” said MILLER’s Charles Struse.

Matt Dewey of Urban Place noted that Beale House provides buyers with the chance to purchase all-new condominiums at accessible prices in one of the city’s most highly-coveted residential neighborhoods.

“Less than a mile from the Shaw Metro, Bloomingdale and the surrounding area is home to the popular Red Hen restaurant, Giant, Harris Tweeter and many other destinations that make it the perfect spot for urban living,” he added.

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