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Solo Piazza Condos for Sale | Logan Circle
Located at 1300 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Offering true luxury and recent construction, Solo Piazza is a nine-story condominium in Washington DC's Logan Circle neighborhood. Located at the corner of 13th Street N and N Street, the large structure pays homage to European sensibility, including a throwback nod to the International design movement of the 1970s that was typified by boxy front balconies and an overall linear look.
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Cultivated by Furioso Development and delivered in 2002, the 77-unit building features Italian themes such as an inner courtyard—or piazza to quote the building’s name—with tranquil fountains and breezes wafting gently through stands of bamboo. Adding to the effect are Solo Piazza’s curvilinear inner walls surrounding said courtyard, with continuous linear balconies wrapping all the way around a half-circle shape. Yes, you can sit, relax and soak in the Zen ambience of it all.
Condos for sale at 1300 13th Street NW have recently been priced between $389,900 and $849,900.There are a number of different floor plans ranging from 673 to 1,450 square feet, and all residences enjoy the above-mentioned inner terraces overlooking the central piazza. Many of the units also have the boxier outer balconies. Gas fireplaces are common to most of the residences and giant floor-to-ceiling windows are standard issue. The spacious open floor plans are complemented by beautifully minimalist gourmet kitchens with white Poggenpohl cabinets, stainless steel appliances and Italian granite counters. Bathrooms are similarly appointed.
Residents at Solo Piazza enjoy plenty of common amenities, starting with a two-story lobby with front desk and concierge service. There’s secure underground parking and a fabulous roof deck with stunning city views. And at the risk of being repetitious, don’t forget the courtyard with its burbling water features and leafy bamboo. Care to sip a Sambuca while hanging out on your curved terrace?
The neighborhood is also awesome—right smack dab in the middle of Logan Circle's bars, restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries, with yoga studios and fabulous live thespian stuff at Studio Theatre. Also nearby is the popular Logan Hardware as well as the Logan Tavern, with second-hand clothing stores and of course, a Whole Foods. You can basically walk anywhere, including to multiple Metro rail stations.
The nation’s capital is known for its historic row houses and other traditional architecture. But the city is also changing as well. So why not have a luxury condominium complex with an Italian name and a somewhat unlikely combination of architectural styles? From the boxy street-side bays and balconies to the sweeping streamline curved terraces overlooking a round rear cut-out, Solo Piazza comes together as a unique residential complex.
The Evolving Nature of Logan Circle
As one of the District’s most popular neighborhoods, Logan Circle is both historic and modern—an evolving and vibrant place to live. Once rural land, and home to Camp Barker—a place for freed slaves—during the Civil War, the community went through a major development boom starting in the late 1860s and accelerating in the decades that followed.
Originally named Iowa Circle, the neighborhood was later renamed Logan Circle in honor of John Logan, a Union general and congressman. The traffic circle itself was noted on Washington’s original blueprint as more of a triangular public space and later constructed as a circle, intersected by Vermont and Rhode Island Avenues. A grid of narrower north-south and east-west streets fills in the area. Homes built from the late 1800s to early 1900s reflect a range of styles, with row houses, larger single-family residences and apartment buildings.
During the post-World War II era, the landscape again began to change. A number of large mansions were leveled to make way for new construction. The Logan Circle Historic District was formed in the 1970s and the 14th Street Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1990s. This allowed for a more tightly controlled process for redevelopment.
An area known as “Auto Row” along Church Street offers an interesting variation. Here, former auto repair and body shops, plus dealership showrooms built from the late 1940s through to the 1970s have been transformed into hipster condo flats and lofts for sale, often featuring the industrial finish look. Meanwhile Solo Piazza is an example of newer contemporary construction that has emerged more recently.
From fabulous restaurants to funky boutiques, and with plenty of surviving time capsules from the past, Logan Circle is a prime example of modern day urban living in an old city. The close proximity to Downtown DC and the federal government’s corridors of power add to the centralized Washington vibe. One thing the neighborhood doesn’t have is its own dedicated Metrorail station. But three stations are reasonably close—Dupont Circle, U Street and Howard Station.
Logan Circle is also super foot-friendly, with an eye-popping Walk Score of 96 and Bike Score of 95. You can stroll through the neighborhood and deep into many of the surrounding communities with great ease. And for those who still prefer to drive, Solo Piazza has parking. To learn more about condos for sale at Solo Piazza and throughout the Washington area, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.