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Adams Alley Condo
Located at 2410 17th Street, NW | Washington, DC 20009 | Adams Morgan
Adams Alley is a building in Adams Morgan that combines two stories of ground level office space with stunning penthouse condos overhead. The adaptive reuse process began with the historic brick Colortone Printing Building with its intriguing geometric shape. The developer than added three more stories with extremely contemporary design, juxtaposing with the original base as cubist sections jut skyward.
The upper level consists of 12 three-story penthouse condominiums ranging in size from around 1,062 to 1,590 square feet. The floorplans are open and imaginative, with ceilings that sour up to 22 feet.Giant 15-feet multistory window walls allow floods of light to illuminate the various levels. Edgy minimalist kitchens with high-end appliances are an integral part of the concept, as are the dramatic floating stairs, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and spa-like baths with huge walk-in frameless showers.
The overall effect is the creation of modernism worthy of magazine spreads. Outdoor spaces exist at multiple levels for each unit, including private rooftop terraces. The hilly Adams Morgan locale means that the cityscape views are breathtaking. The cost for all of this is surprisingly low given DC standards, with recent sales ranging from around $750,000 to $1,155,000.
Adams Alley is located at 2410 17th Street NW, less than a block from Harris Teeter. It’s also very close to the fabulous 18th Street restaurant row. Residents can stroll to trendy eateries like Tryst, Smoke and Barrel, Southern Hospitality, Mellow Mushrooms and so much more. Also nearby is the legendary Meridian Hill Park with its Sunday morning drum circle and cascading water terraces.
Adams Morgan Through the Ages
Those who live in Adams Alley are right in the middle of one of Washington, DC’s most exciting communities. The land comprising present-day Adams Morgan dates all the way back to Native Americans and was later purchased by farmers as colonial-era land grants. As time went on, the land was subdivided into several large estates, and then eventually platted out during the 1890s for the development of row houses and apartment buildings.
It wasn’t until after the end of World War II that the neighborhood received the name Adams Morgan, after two formerly segregated elementary schools—one all-white and one all-black. The 1970s brought a period of urban decline to inner-city neighborhoods in Washington, Adams Morgan being no exception. But the emergence of a vibrant nightclub scene helped turn the tide, attracting visitors from the suburbs. In time, the party/music/arts scene helped birth the trend to actually living in the neighborhood, rather than just coming to dance and play!
As mentioned earlier, top restaurants continue to be an important part of the fabric of Adams Morgan. Real estate shoppers who purchase a restored row house, a loft unit such as one at 1700 Kalorama Lofts or a luxury condominium at an adaptive reuse project like Adams Alley, can rest assured that there are plenty of places to go, and things to do.
Transit Options in Adams Morgan
Residents of the boutique Adams Alley are fortunate to have a parking garage. This allows for the luxury of owning a motor vehicle, with which to head north or south on Ontario Road or cut over to the major 16th Street artery. But for those who don’t wish to use overpriced gasoline or sit in congested DC traffic, there are also some decent Metrorail options.
The Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station is exactly a mile from Adams Alley, across the Duke Ellington Bridge on the other side of Rock Creek Park. This is a Red Line station which will get you Downtown or further points east or west.
A slightly closer option would be the Columbia Heights Metro Station about .8 miles to the northeast at 3030 14th Street NW. There’s also the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial Station at 1020 U Street NW, just over a mile away. Both the Columbia and U Street stations offer Green Line and Yellow Line rail service, allowing riders to get to local DC neighborhoods or as far away as Alexandria, Virginia and all the way out to Suitland, Maryland.
While none of the Metro stations is a quick stroll, you could Uber, hop a bus or jump on one of the city’s omnipresent scooters that now line the sidewalks and thereby get to the Metro. Also worth noting is the Zipcar rental at 16th and Columbia, as well as Maven car-sharing and Capital BikeShare. To learn more about condos for sale at Adams Alley, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.