Butterfield House Condos For Sale | Capitol Hill

Located at 1020 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003

In a city so steeped in history, the Butterfield House condominium offers traditional Victorian-style architecture that is actually quite new. This five-story brick development is located in the heart of Capitol Hill at 1020 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, between 10th Street and 11th Street. The red brick building with its front bays and gabled roofs was completed in 2008, and is home to 28 residences.

There are one, two and three-bedroom models here with sizes ranging from 509 to 2,000 square feet. Units don’t come up for sale often, but when they do, prices commonly run from $307,000 to around a million dollars.

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Buyers who particularly interested in the Capitol Hill neighborhood might also want to check some of the many other popular condominiums, such as the Bryan School Lofts, Lincoln Park Terrace, Carolina on the Hill, and The Sanctuary.

But back to Butterfield House with its throwback exterior façade, contrasted by modern and open floorplans inside. That includes gleaming wide-plank hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings, bay windows, custom molding packages and tile baths. The attractive kitchens have all the bells and whistles with granite counters, maple cabinets and Jenn-Aire stainless steel appliances. Many of the units also have private terraces.

Residents of this pet-friendly boutique condominium enjoy other amenities as well, such as underground secure garage parking, video/intercom entry, elevator, extra storage space and a lovely panoramic roof deck with stunning views of the Capitol Dome. Some of the upper units even have views of the Potomac River!

Of course, the neighborhood itself is also part of the allure. Pennsylvania Avenue is famous for its shops, restaurants and entertainment, as well as the nearby Capitol Building, the Library of Congress and other institutions. Barracks Row, Eastern Market, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Garfield Park and Lincoln Park are all close at hand. 

Life on the Hill

Capitol Hill is many things—the seat of Congress, the largest residential neighborhood in the District and a lively place with many fun things to do. Historically speaking, construction on the United States Capitol Building began in 1793, situated on the top of a rise then known as Jenken’s Hill. The location was selected by George Washington, the nation’s first president. But that was just the beginning of a unique and enduring seat of federal government, and a city that would become world famous. 

Over the course of coming years, many more buildings were added, including the Supreme Court and various congressional offices. But the neighborhood would also be in continuing state of transformation as the city grew up all around it. Today, the Hill stretches east from the Capitol along a wide swath, bordered to the south by I-695 and to the north by Constitution and Maryland Avenues. Butterfield House at 1020 Pennsylvania Avenue SE is in the eastern part of Capitol Hill, but not as far east as East Hill.

And while residents at Butterfield House are close to the Hill’s corridors of political power, they’re also relatively near to The Yards—an exciting redevelopment along the Anacostia River of the Navy Yard—once a premiere shipyard and Navy command facility that has now been expanded as an urban waterfront featuring the new MLB Nationals Park, an ice rink, greenbelt, shops, restaurants, condos and lots more to come.

From new waterfront attractions to professional soccer with DC United at Audi Field, and from farmers markets and other vendors at the historic Eastern Market (established in 1873) to the National Mall with all its famous landmarks and Smithsonian museums, life on the Hill presents a rich tapestry of fun and adventure.

Butterfield House FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Butterfield House a historic landmark building?

A: No, even though Butterfield House’s Victorian-style architecture appears old, the condominium building was actually constructed in 2008.

Q: Do the units themselves have an old-fashioned style, like the exterior?

A: In contrast to the traditional Victorian-style facades, the condo interiors are quite spacious and modern, with high ceilings, open living areas, and gourmet kitchens with stone counters and stainless steel appliances.

Q: How tall is the building and how many condos does it contain?

A: The five-story brick structure with its distinctive bays and gables, is home to just 28 residences with floorplans from one to three bedrooms.

Q: Where is Butterfield House located and are there any nearby restaurants?

A: Located at 1020 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Butterfield House is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. There are many restaurants within walking distance, including Ambar Capitol Hill, Charlie Palmer Steak, Nooshi, Paraiso, and Little Pearl. Trader Joe’s is just a couple blocks away if you’d rather cook dinner yourself.

Getting Around the Hill

There’s plenty of public transit options on the Hill and it starts with multiple Metro stations. Residents at Butterfield House are just three short blocks from the Eastern Market Metro with its Orange, Silver and Blue Lines. The Potomac Avenue Metro is just slightly further (also three blocks but each is longer) in the other direction. Also in the area is the Capitol South station and the Navy Yard-Ballpark station. This means it’s ever so easy to take the Metro to a Washington Nationals baseball game!

Residents of Butterfield House also have an underground secure parking garage, adding another level of convenience for those who prefer to motor around the city in the comfort of their own vehicle. Pennsylvania Avenue leads straight to the National Mall, the Library of Congress and the U.S. Capitol itself. There’s also no shortage of other major avenues that radiate throughout the city like spokes on wheels.

When you add walkability, bicycles and ride sharing, this is a highly transit-friendly location. Plus, there’s so much to do and see! To learn more about condos for sale at Butterfield House call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600. 

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