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The Floridian Condos For Sale, Washington, DC | U Street Corridor
Located at 929 & 918 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Located in Washington, DC's U Street Corridor is the Floridian Condominium—a modern two-building community of loft-style condos for sale. In addition to the U Street locale, the Floridian is also considered to be in the Shaw neighborhood. With 118 studio, one, two and three-bedroom residences, this upscale complex offers a wide variety of floorplans. Sizes run the gamut, from 425 to 1765 square feet, with prices starting in the $300,000 range and climbing into seven figures.
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Additional Info About The Floridian Condominium Residences
With dual street addresses of 919 and 929 Florida Avenue NW in the District’s 20001 zip code, this eight-story high-rise development was delivered to the public in 2008. From the street, the complex presents itself with huge walls of glass, balconies, and a multi-sectional modern design. The two main wings are joined in the middle by a third component which is set back, allowing an urban courtyard entry.
Condos for sale at the Floridian feature warm bamboo and maple hardwood floors, exposed 10-foot raw concrete ceilings, exposed ductwork and true floor-to-ceiling windows. Bathrooms have frameless glass showers, plus floating vanities with over-mount sinks. The bathroom tile is custom Porcelanosa. Larger master baths also come with spa tubs. As for the gourmet kitchens, there are choices of concrete, granite or quartz countertops, along with stainless steel appliances.
Bedrooms at the Floridian are loft-style, with sliding barn-style doors and exposed ductwork. It is also worth noting that residences come with either Juliet or full balconies, while penthouses and other select units have additional private outdoor spaces. The building also has secure garage parking, bike storage and an impressive roof deck with great city views.
Last but certainly not least is the neighborhood itself. In addition to Shaw and the U Street Corridor, the condos are also close to the Atlas District with its fantastic live music and entertainment. There are two nearby Metro stations, the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station and the Shaw-Howard University station. You can also add great bars and restaurants like Al Crostino, Dino’s Grotto, the Brixton, Dodge City and more.
U Street Corridor’s History and Culture
Residential and commercial development in the U Street area began shortly before the Civil War. The area was synonymous with African-American culture. The 12th Street YMCA opened in 1853 as the first African-American YMCA in the nation. The founding of the all-black Howard University in 1867 was another seminal event that contributed to growth and development. Music and live entertainment flourished along U Street and its intersecting streets such as 12th and 14th, throughout the early 1900s until the 1950s and 1960s. The corridor was known as Black Broadway during its heyday, with top performers such as Sarah Vaughn, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Pearl Bailey is credited with coming up with the Black Broadway term when she was a teenage singer and dancer.
Among the many top venues of the day were the Lincoln Colonnade, Lincoln Theatre, Howard Theatre, Club Crystal Caverns, the Hollywood and Club Bali among others. But black culture wasn’t limited to nightclubs. Banks, stores, law offices, hotels and other business were among the hundreds owned by African-Americans from the middle of the 1800s through to the modern era. The Hammond Dance Studio taught ballet to young girls, churches were meeting places for the community and activism, and Saturday parades along U Street football season culminated in the annual Capital Classic with a football game between two black colleges. Homage is also paid to the rich legacy of blacks in the armed forces during the time, with the African American Civil War Museum and the memorial landmark of the same name.
Today, Howard University is still flourishing and legendary performance venues like the Howard Theatre and Lincoln Theatre are renovated and open for business. Much of the U Street Corridor lies within the Greater U Street Historic District. Ben’s Chili Bowl which opened in 1958 as a black-owned business also continues to be one of the District’s best-known places to eat. But as is the case with DC in general, U Street has evolved in recent years with redevelopment driven by a reverse exodus of new residents. The Floridian is just one of countless luxury condominiums that have popped up. New construction now exists side-by-side with buildings dating back to the 19th century.
Similarly, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and retail reflect an urban palette for an increasingly global crowd. One only has to stroll along U Street or 14th Street, as well as others in the neighborhood, to get a sense of the incredible array of eateries featuring menus from all over the world. Exploring the area on foot is also the best way to truly absorb it—the U Street Corridor has a Walk Score of 97! To learn more about condos for sale at the Floridian, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.