Logan 13 Condominiums, Washington DC

Condominium buyers seeking brand-new construction in the heart of Washington DC may want to check out Logan 13. Delivered in 2016, this contemporary structure is true to its name—located at 1311 13th Street NW in Logan Circle. Home to 67 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom upscale residences, the six-story structure was designed by Eric Colbert & Associates for the Holladay Corporation.

Logan Circle is one of the District’s most historic neighborhoods. But it is also a vibrant, eclectic and ever-evolving place. That has included the transition of many commercial spaces into residences. Logan 13 continues that trend, inhabiting the corner portion of a block where the Mr. Chan Chinese Restaurant and the Mr. Wash car wash once stood. Typical to Washington DC, the angular and very modernist design of Logan 13 is contrasted by its neighbor on the same block, the Iowa—a Beaux Arts landmark building that dates all the way back to 1875.

The look of Logan 13 is cutting edge indeed with staggered front vertical facades merging into large cubist-themed sections. Giant room-sized windows are framed by brick in both putty and gray tones. The six stories help maximize the urban footprint. This is, after all, a densely populated city where developers grapple with limited available space as well as height restrictions that prohibit the types of skyscrapers found in New York City and other metropolises.

The building’s contemporary themes continue as soon as one walks through the front door, with a designer chic lobby combining hand-drawn Italian tile floors, concrete walls and high ceilings with wooden slats defusing hidden rows of theater-style tract lighting. But it’s the residences themselves that are the real showcase attractions here, ranging in size from 470 to 1,035 square feet and priced from around $350,000 to $670,000.

Step inside one of these bright and airy city homes and you’ll get an immediate sense of clean lines and luxurious functionality. The open space layouts are complemented by wide-plank hardwood floors, high ceilings and windows that take up an entire wall. Many of the units have private balconies and the Euro-themed kitchens are set unobtrusively into single walls, with Bosch stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone quartz counters and hanging pendant lights. The baths mirror the overall minimalist themes, with ultra-wide true frameless showers, imported floor tile and tasteful white vanities topped with gray quartz.

The two-bedroom penthouse residences are impressive, with their own enclosed private rooftop patios. But the rest of the building’s residents get to hang out on the roof as well, enjoying hipster lounge furniture, a gas grille, planted palms and excellent city views. There are also 27 parking spots dispersed between underground and surface level as well as 26 bike spaces and nearby Metro rail stations.

Location is also key, with great shops, bars, restaurants and more. You can pick up groceries at Trader Joe’s, take yoga classes at Flow, sip coffee at Slipstream, catch a play at Studio Theatre and dine at places like ChurchKey, Birch & Barley and so many others. This is urban living at its best in a spanking new building.

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