Lofts 14 Condominiums - Washington DC
What do you get when you begin with an auto showroom and end up with condos for sale? Lofts 14 in Logan Circle is the answer! This is a neighborhood known for its eclectic mix of residential living, including antique row houses, new construction and adaptive reuse projects. Church Street in particular—which initially got its name from impressive old stone churches—eventually became associated with auto body shops and other commercial use. But the trend in recent years has been to adapt those commercial spaces into high end DC lofts for sale.
Located at 1401 Church Street NW in Washington DC’s 20005 zip code, Lofts 14 took the trend to its logical conclusion. CallisonRTKL, an architectural firm that specializes in conversion projects, added another story to the original structure and revamped the overall appearance. The end result was a contemporary six-story structure with huge showroom style windows at the street level and typically large floor-to-ceiling residential windows above.
The project was delivered to market in 2006, shortly before the national real estate market crash. That downturn, however, did little to curb buyers’ appetites for Loft 14’s modern urban splendor. So what did the happy consumers actually get?
Inside the converted commercial space you’ll find 85 loft-style condos ranging in size from 850 to 1800 square feet. There’s exposed elements such as brick and concrete, and the wall-to-wall windows allow floods of natural light to splash over bamboo flooring. Add exposed ductwork and glass brick partial walls serving as room dividers, and you get a place that is the epitome of DC industrial chic.
But that’s not all. You can also toss in soaring ceilings, tons of open space and contemporary kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and cherry cabinets. Residents also enjoy outdoor sanctuaries that vary from unit to unit, with patios, balconies, terraces and the common roof deck. Plus, penthouses get their own private roof terraces. This pet-friendly condominium also has a front desk, doorman and concierge service, secure parking, a bike room and extra storage. Lofts for sale at Lofts 14 have recently listed between $424,900 and $1,775,000.
And then there’s the neighborhood itself—one of the District’s most popular urban environments and surrounded by equally popular communities such as Adams Morgan, the U Street Corridor, Shaw, Downtown DC and Dupont Circle. Lofts 14 is in the Logan Circle Historic District and just two blocks from the famed circle itself. The building is also easy walking distance to multiple Metro rail stations.
Residents at Lofts 14 are also super close to other local amenities, including a Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Vida Fitness, Flow Yoga, Slipstream, Peregrine Espresso, Studio Theatre, numerous shopping boutiques, art galleries and a fabulous Sunday farmers’ market. And then there’s all the amazing bars and restaurants—exit the building and you’re steps from Church Key, Estadio, Drafting Table, Logan Tavern, Le Diplomate and many more.
To sum up, these hipster industrial loft spaces at a former auto showroom provide the ultimate gateway to the best of urban Washington DC.