1844 3rd St Nw
Washington, DC by its very nature abounds with historical details that often help shape its neighborhoods in unique ways. LeDroit Park is a case in point—one of the older communities in the District and with an interesting story. It is also a place where you’ll find amazing homes for sale, including some of the most architecturally striking row houses in the region. For DC, that is saying quite a lot. In 1873, Amzi L. Barber, a wealthy white businessman known as the “Asphalt King” and a trustee at the all-black Howard University, built a gated community of homes for sale adjacent the university. At issue was Barber’s decision to bar non-whites. Adding insult was the fact that numerous white professors happily moved in. The student body didn’t appreciate the hypocrisy and in 1888, tore down the gates. The original entryway with its wrought-iron “1873” still stands, however—a remainder of the past.
LeDroit Park became home to numerous prominent black figures over time, including civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell, jazz great Duke Ellington and Nobel winner Ralph Bunche. Today, preservationists are fighting to keep the stories alive as new buyers scoop up old properties. One such effort is the restoration of the historic Howard Theatre—the first full-scale venue built for black performers and audiences. For information about LeDroit Park real estate for sale, see the active MLS listings below, or feel free to give us a call about other Washington DC real estate at your convenience as well!
|All Listings||$400,000 - $500,000||$500,000 - $600,000|
|$600,000 - $700,000||Over $1,000,000|
4 Bed, 1½ Bath
1575 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
2 Bed, 2 Bath
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1978 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
The real estate market in LeDroit Park is driven by condos for sale, starting with modest units in boxy former apartment buildings. The most distinct properties however, are row houses designed by James McGill between 1873 and 1877. Of the 64 original McGill structures, 50 are still standing. Amazingly, none are identical—designed in Victorian, Gothic, Second Empire and Italianate styles with an array of turrets, spires and bays. You can also find later porch-front row houses along with recent construction projects.
Real estate for sale in LeDroit Park starts around $350,000 and climb into seven-figure territory. The neighborhood was hit by urban blight from the 1970s to 1990s with a number of historic buildings lost. The foreclosure opportunities are mostly gone now—the unique row houses and landmark commercial buildings have been restored and renovated, with soaring real estate values.
LeDroit Park lies east of the U Street Corridor and offers a wealth of nearby walkable amenities. Also worth noting is the LeDroit Community Garden which opened in 2011 with 57 raised beds. You won’t be surprised to know there has been a rush of eager residents, ready to cultivate their herbs and veggies.
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Listing information last updated on July 16th, 2018 at 7:28am EDT.