Washington DC Lofts for Sale
While loft living has been around for some time in Washington DC, it has recently become a much hotter trend. The artist community has made efficient use of available space for decades now. Most of us can easily conjure up a mental picture of the artist in a studio with canvases and splattered paint everywhere, and a simple loft for sleeping. While there are still quite a few artist live-work units in the city, the loft has now become a symbol of trendy lifestyles, and often coveted by upwardly mobile professionals. Regardless of who the buyer is, it is clear that Washington DC lofts for sale will continue to be in demand.
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There are over 100 buildings featuring lofts and lofts for sale in Washington DC. As the district progresses through an extended period of urban revitalization, developers have been finding ways to combine complimentary methods of business through office space, retail, dining, entertainment and residence. By placing these elements in close proximity, the economic impact is maximized. Mixed-use structures provide a dynamic use of space, often typified by retail on lower levels with loft units up above. From converted warehouses to luxury high-rises, mixed-use projects have become an increasingly important element, both for economy of space and as an attractive and popular design function.
While some Washington DC lofts can be found in former industrial spaces, they can also be found in grand old converted apartment buildings, brand new high-rises, and developments that build up from an existing structure. The Tuscaloosa on 17th Street was converted from an old telephone switch building in the heart of historic Adams Morgan. The Foundry Lofts at the Navy Yard were developed from a century-old industrial building that manufactured boat parts. There are also a number of converted school buildings, including the Bryan School Lofts, Berret School Lofts, Pierce School Lofts and Wormley Row.
List prices for Washington DC lofts for sale cover a wide range, beginning around $300 thousand and climbing well into seven figures. While it’s easy to picture loft living as the epitome of trendy urban living, there’s really no set demographic and no set neighborhood. Lofts flourish along the city’s busy corridors and in outlying areas. As for the traditional artist use, those in the creative community have number of existing and developing options. Artist live-work spaces include the 50-unit Mather Studios in the Penn Quarter, the Loree Grand at Union Place, Brookland Artspace Lofts in the northeastern sector and Mount Rainier Artists Lofts, all the way out toward the Maryland border.
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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 6:03am EDT.