Landmark Lofts For Sale in Capitol Hill

Located at 215 I Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Washington, DC is a city known for unusual condominium conversions—one such example is the Landmark Lofts at Senate Square on Capitol Hill. Built in the 1874, this historic building was once home to a convent! Now, it’s all about luxury lofts for sale, with recent prices ranging from $450,000 to $1.875 million. What would the original Sisters say about such opulence?

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The Landmark Lofts didn’t go straight from convent to condo—the Gothic brick building with its gables and spires housed the Capital Children’s Museum before being purchased and renovated into 44 condo units by Abdo Development in 2008. These one of a kind loft residences have plenty of room, ranging from 800 to 2500 square feet, and are located at 215 I Street NE in DC’s 20002 zip code.

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Historic adaptive reuse projects like this certainly aren't an anomaly in the area. A case in point is Bishop's Gate in Logan Circle, once known as the St. Augustine Parochial School, or Carolina on the Hill, originally Saint Catherine's Home for Working Girls and run by the Sisters of Mercy.

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But back to Landmark Lofts. Inside, you’ll find a fascinating blend of modernity and history, with rich wood floors, exposed structural beams and brick walls, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and original window silhouettes. The gourmet kitchens feature granite counters, maple cabinets, and SubZero, Viking and Miele appliances. Many of the lofts have terraces or balconies, and baths feature honed limestone with Waterworks and Koehler fixtures.

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While some condos for sale offer a few basic common amenities, Landmark Lofts actually has its own Amenities Building. That’s right—a whole separate structure housing concierge, club room, movie screening room, private wine storage and a state of the art fitness center. Plus, residences get to enjoy a spectacular rooftop pool and lounge, as well as secure parking and a bike room.

If all this isn’t enough, the location should seal the deal—just two blocks from the United States Capitol and easy walking distance to Union Station. There’s also a staggering number of museums, galleries, parks, shops, theaters, professional sports and of course, bars and restaurants. This fascinating loft development with it courtyards and many separate wings, is truly one of DC’s most intriguing addresses.

The Capitol Hill Experience

Capitol Hill is Washington, DC’s epicenter, with construction dating back to 1793. The elevated location at what was then Jenkins Hill, was chosen by George Washington himself. The District’s architect. Pierre L’Enfant, created plans for the Capitol Building and the White House, as well as an organized grid of north-south streets that were overlapped with wide avenues radiating out from traffic circles and rectangular parks.

Today, more than two centuries later, the city’s original template is still in place, as are the numerous federal government buildings that have long been the seat of our national government. The Capitol Hill neighborhood is quite expansive, stretching in an easterly direction from the Capitol and covering a wide swath. Many of the old historic homes have survived, including numerous row houses that are either home, offices or both, to those affiliated with government and politics from wonks and lobbyists to officials and their staffs. But there is also plenty of newer construction as well, ranging from modern towers to intriguing adaptive reuse projects like the Landmark Lofts.

Abdo, the prolific DC area development firm, has overseen many transformative condominiums, in some cases borrowing from one to augment another. A fascinating case in point is the re-usage of 140 year-old bricks from the convent/children’s museum that ultimately became the Landmark Lofts. These antique bricks were transported across the Potomac River and put to use as interior accents at the stylish Wooster and Mercer Lofts in Rosslyn.

There’s plenty of bars, restaurants and other neighborhood amenities in close proximity to the 215 I Street, NE, including eateries like Indigo, Fare Well, Le Grenier plus those along the H Street corridor such as Ethiopic and Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill. Grocery gathering is also a cinch with a new Whole Foods market within easy walking distance. There’s also Ebenezers Coffeehouse on F Street with coffee, tea, food and live music.

Landmark Lofts FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you tell me a little about the history of Landmark Lofts?

A: Built in 1874, the brick structures on Capitol Hill were originally home to the Little Sisters of the Poor. The convent and charitable institution remained there until the 1970s. Thereafter, it housed the Capital Children’s Museum before being purchased by Abdo Development and repurposed as luxury condos.

Q: Isn’t there a story about the bricks from this building being used somewhere else?

A: Yes, when Abdo was redeveloping the property at 211 and 215 I Street NE around 2007, a large number of the old bricks were transported to Rosslyn where they were used as interior accents at Wooster and Mercer Loft, another Abdo project.

Q: How many condos are there at Landmark Lofts?

A: There are just 44 residences in a complex extending between I Street NE and H Street NE. The attractive brick community offers an unusual array of amenities for a boutique condominium, including a rooftop deck and pool, a clubroom, a movie screening room, and private wine storage.

Q: What are the grocery options near Landmark Lofts?

A: There are numerous choices in the neighborhood, including Giant, Whole Foods, Capitol Hill Supermarket, and DC Supermarket.

Transit Options for Landmark Lofts

Residents at Landmark Lofts have the convenience of a parking garage. The grid-like layout of surrounding streets plus nearby wide roadways like Maryland and New York Avenues means it’s easy to get anywhere from the privacy of your own ride.

But there are also great choices for those who prefer mass transit. The beautifully restored Union Station with its Metrorail service as well as trains, is just a few blocks away. This is also a very walkable neighborhood! To learn more about condos for sale at Landmark Lofts, as well as other prime DC properties, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600. 

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Listing information last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 2:30am EDT.