Matrix Condominiums For Sale | Logan Circle

Located at 1529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Adaptive reuse development projects figure prominently into the fabric of real estate in Washington DC. This is due to a variety of reasons, including the prevalence of historic buildings that have to be at least partially preserved in some way, and the large number of commercial structures that fall into disuse over time, such as factories, schools or even laundry facilities. But the Matrix condos in Logan Circle add yet another wrinkle—an automobile showroom from the early days of horseless carriages that now exists as upscale flats and lofts for sale.

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It all started when Charles Nash, the former president of General Motors, decided to branch out on his own with Nash Motors in 1916. The first models went on display the following year with long convertible touring cars and open pickup trucks on display at select showrooms across the country, including an Art Deco building at 1529 14th Street NW in Logan Circle’s 20005 zip code area. Imagine strolling past the giant windows back in the day, and starting at these shiny new autos during a time when horses were still the most common form of transportation?

Flash ahead nearly a century, to a very different time in DC. Holladay Construction in partnership with DC architects Eric Colbert & Associates set out on the ambitious task of keeping the best parts of the original Art Deco structure and adding a six-story tower component. The final result was delivered in 2007 with 40 condos for sale including flats as well as true lofts. Floor models range from 800 to 1,571 square feet and prices typically start around $469,900 and climbed upwards to around seven figures.

The street level of the building is used for retail with upper floors dedicated to upscale residential living. Step inside one of these lofty units and experience a very modern feel with giant floor-to-ceiling windows, cream concrete block walls with accents of inlaid black tile, pale hardwood floors and an overall airy ambiance. The unobtrusively contemporary kitchens complement the open space vibe, with GE Profile stainless steel appliances, light granite counters and oversized custom cabinets.

The bathrooms are similarly appointed with concrete blocks, tiles and vanity tops that match the overall themes of their respective units. Honed limestone showers and Hans Grohe fixtures add to the luxurious simplicity. Additionally, penthouse units have private rooftop enclosed patios while all residents are able to enjoy an amazing common rooftop that segues from slate tile flooring to a wonderful manicured lawn area. Add a gas grille, lounge and dining future and large planters and the overall effect is that of a magical getaway with cityscape views.

The pet-friendly Matrix is ideally located, combining Logan Circle and the 14th Street Corridor. The number of surrounding neighborhood amenities is truly staggering, with a Whole Foods, Slipstream crafted coffee and cocktails, Studio Theatre, Vida Fitness, ACKC Chocolatiers and scads of great restaurants. Le Diplomate is right next-door with Etto, Drafting Table, Ghibellina and so many more within one or two blocks.

More About Logan Circle

The planning of Logan Circle predates its actual name, and by quite a bit. When Washington’s original architect Pierre L’Enfant drew his first map of the city in 1791, it detailed a large portion of an embryonic District. L’Enfant included numerous geometric shapes—circles, rectangles and triangles—that would serve as parks and public gathering places. The largest by far of these became the National Mall. These public spaces were often at the center of intersecting wide avenues that ran in diagonal directions. Other streets were shown in a more typical grid of north-south and east-west.

The shape in the middle of what would eventually become Logan Circle was initially shown as a squared-off triangle. The area remained rural however, until the middle of the 19th century. The triangle became round and was named Iowa Circle. It was later renamed Logan Circle in honor of John A. Logan, a congressman from Illinois and union general. The wide avenues radiating out from the circle are Vermont and Rhode Island Avenues.

Widespread residential development didn’t kick into gear until after the Civil War, at which point row houses and smaller apartment buildings along the grid of narrower streets were constructed, with larger buildings and single-family estates along the grand avenues. Architectural styles of the day included Federal, Beaux Arts, Second Empire, Richardsonian Romanesque, Italianate and Neo-classical to name a few, followed later by Art Deco, International and Contemporary.

Today, luxury condos like Matrix, Lofts 14, Logan Station and Cooper Lewis exist as their own unique subset in a specific part of the neighborhood once called Auto Row along Church Street, between 14th and 15th Streets. Indeed, this urban residential neighborhood with some much history boasts an impressive diversity of style. To learn more about condos for sale at Matrix, or other buildings throughout the Washington area, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on September 15th, 2019 at 10:03am EDT.

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