Loft Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

Lofts in Washington Metro aren't as new a trend as some might think. The concept itself is quite old, going all the way back to the earliest settler homes which often featured a loft bedroom with wooden stairs over a downstairs main room. As for the modern era, one of the earliest DC loft developments was delivered in 1985, a four-unit conversion of an old C&P Telephone building, originally built in 1906. This was followed by Tuskaloosa at 2526 17th Street NE in Adams Morgan. Again, an old telephone company building was converted to lofts, this time nine of them, delivered in 1989.

Loft living continued to gain popularity throughout the 1990's, not only in DC itself but in other parts if the Washington metropolitan area as well. The artist community was at the forefront of many conversions which have often come through former schools, houses of worship and varied industrial and commercial use buildings. Unlike other major urban centers throughout the country, Washington DC and outlying areas do not have a significant history of industrial and manufacturing companies. To learn more about loft style homes in Washington DC metro area, call District Partners at Compass today at (202) 798-3600.

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1546 New Jersey Ave Nw #2

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,765,000

MLS#: DCDC449942
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2350 Sqft
Residential

3629 Chevy Chase Lake Dr

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,675,000

MLS#: MDMC686392
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3362 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

3629 Chevy Chase Lake Dr

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,675,000

MLS#: MDMC687294
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3362 Sqft
Residential

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4301 Military Rd Nw #ph5

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,499,000

MLS#: DCDC440966
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1880 Sqft
Residential

1901 3rd St Nw #2

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,499,000

MLS#: DCDC448930
4 Bed, 4 Bath
2641 Sqft
Residential

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1920 12th St Nw #2

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,275,000

MLS#: DCDC444416
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2112 Sqft
Residential

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1309 T St Nw #2

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,200,000

MLS#: DCDC442026
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2360 Sqft
Residential

1515 15th St Nw #416

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,200,000

MLS#: DCDC450294
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1386 Sqft
Residential

1715 15th St Nw #5

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,175,000

MLS#: DCDC449378
2 Bed, 2 Bath
2117 Sqft
Residential

1367 Powhatan St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,020,000

MLS#: VAAX237944
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2292 Sqft
Residential

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215 I St Ne #1a

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,000,000

MLS#: DCDC445184
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1313 Sqft
Residential

2125 14th St Nw #310w

WASHINGTON, DC
$995,000

MLS#: DCDC449048
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1418 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

1800 Wilson Blvd #128

ARLINGTON, VA
$980,000

MLS#: VAAR155706
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1873 Sqft
Residential

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1927 N Capitol St Ne #2

WASHINGTON, DC
$974,000

MLS#: DCDC443362
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1850 Sqft
Residential

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1615 N Queen St #m604

ARLINGTON, VA
$949,000

MLS#: VAAR156452
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1194 Sqft
Residential

 

Loft Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaGenerally speaking, artists lofts predated the more commercial aspects of residential development. The trend got plenty of publicity however and it wasn't long before developers stepped in. With rents skyrocketing and spaces disappearing, grassroots organizations started looking outside the city. In the late 1990's, four small Maryland communities joined forces in the Gateway Arts District initiative, creating affordable housing and art space for artists and families. With 44 lofts, Mount Rainier Artists Lofts was the first of the Gateway projects aimed at revitalizing a two-mile stretch of historic US Route One in Washington Metro's Prince George's County. Those four communities are Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier

As the 2000's arrived, residential loft space continued its rapid growth pattern from DC to Maryland and Virginia. Lofts are now a staple part of the condo business, whether in converted reuse projects or brand new luxury buildings. Most communities with a multi-family condo presence in the real estate market offer lofts, including Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, DC, Fairfax, Germantown, Lorton and Rockville. The numbers continue to rise with an estimated 160-plus communities or developments throughout the Washington metropolitan area offering lofts or loft-style residences.

Whether brand new construction from the ground up or re-purposed space, lofts in Washington Metro continue to carry a certain hip-factor or cache. In some cases it's the stylized industrial look, blending elements such as old exposed brick with new modern amenities. In other cases it's an era-specific connection, from old historic structures to new mixed-use modern bubble projects. Prices for this sizable slice of the deign pie range greatly, from the very low $100,000 range to $1.5 million. Lofts in Washington Metro are here to stay.

 

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Listing information last updated on December 11th, 2019 at 6:03am EST.