By Franklin Schneider
Oh yeah – this one's a ridiculously nice loft-style space you could turn a bread truck around in. Very Soho-ish, but without all the models and celebrities walking around making you feel like a big sloppy sack o' mediocre. Super bright with high ceilings with fantastic Brazilian cherry floors, and an expansive living room area with fireplace. The chef's kitchen features a breakfast counter, granite countertops, SubZero and Wolf appliances, and Brookhaven cabinetry. (Before this place, I didn't think cabinetry was something that could be “awesome.” I was wrong.)
There are also two equally luxurious master suites, so if, like me, your relationship is a tentative union of two monstrously selfish uncompromising narcissists entered into mainly for tax reasons, this place will neatly head off the awkward “who gets the bigger bedroom?” discussion. (Though I do relish the “no, no, you take the bigger bedroom, you need the space for all of your stupid crap you don't need but won't get rid of because you have abandonment issues” maneuver. Passive-aggressiveness is my superpower.) And both master suites are truly masterful and sweet (wordplay!); each master bath has a shower bigger than my entire bathroom, and my bathroom isn't even that small.
It also comes with garage parking, and a storage unit, for all your stupid crap you don't need but won't get rid of because you have abandonment issues.
1701 18th Street NW #201 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths $1,125,000