Monday, August 29, 2011

Your Next Place

By Franklin Schneider

"A condo that lives like a townhouse." That's according to the copy from the listing on this one. I tried to confirm how exactly it lived for myself, but the agent found me hiding in the downstairs closet after the open house and threatened to call the police. The most embarrassing part was asking her to help me carry my bags out.

Nevertheless, it strikes me as a plausible claim. After all, the place is extremely roomy, a beautiful high-ceilinged unit sprawled over three levels. Very townhouse-y. One of the most striking things about the place, both from the outside and the inside, is the sheer number of windows. The vaulted, amphitheatre-like living/dining area is flooded with light from several very large windows going nearly from floor to ceiling, and the master bedroom is almost nothing but windows.

The unit also features two and a half of the nicest bathrooms I've seen, done up in blue tile and gray marble, respectively. They're so nice that if I lived here I'd probably run up the street to Starbucks every time nature called, so as not to defile their perfection. There's also a den in which you can sit and pretend to read a thick leatherbound book when there are guests over who you want to impress, and a very spacious deck from which you can survey your kingdom (also known as Ye Olde Dupont). Ideally situated between AdMo and DupCir (I'm going to keep using that until it catches on), you're close to pretty much everything; restaurants, nightlife, shopping. The unit also comes with garage parking, so no more waking up in the middle of the night wondering if you moved your car for street cleaning.

1624 18th St. NW
2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths


A-lo on Aug 29, 2011, 12:07:00 PM said...


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