The Maxwell Condos For Sale, Washington DC
Which do you prefer—history or modernity in Washington Metro real estate? Some are fans of new mixed-use buildings with jutting angles and walls of glass. And some buyers favor century-old charm—as long as the residences themselves have all the luxury amenities. The Maxwell Condominium in Columbia Heights belongs to the age-old category—a 1909 structure designed by the notable architect Albert Beers, and built by one of DC’s most prolific and famous developers, Harry Wardman.
This glorious brick former apartment building has a myriad of exterior flourishes, including pediment windows, wide widow’s walk balconies and a giant front porch with balustrades. Inside the three-story building are 18 condos—sometimes for sale if you’re lucky. These are typically listed as two-bedroom units, although some are actually one bedroom and a multipurpose library or den. There is also a choice of one or two full baths.
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Additional Info About The Maxwell Condominium Residences
Located at 1419 Clifton Street NW in Washington, DC, residences at the Maxwell usually list between $400,000 and $550,000. Rising values in the Washington, DC make quoting prices a bit dangerous—by the time these numbers hit the web they’ll be outdated. As always, refer to actual MLS listings for up-to-date information.
These meticulously restored condos for sale have nice-sized floor plans, from 940 to 1,028 square feet, with restored hardwood floors and gourmet kitchens that are truly open on three sides, featuring wonderfully shaped cooking island/breakfast bars, extremely large maple cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The living areas often comport to the building’s bays, nooks and crannies, and there’s lots of other lovely details—such as French doors to balconies.
There's plenty of nearby amenities as well, from Meridian Hill Park to a bevy of restaurants along 14th Street NW. Also worth mentioning is the Maxwell's underground parking which was a huge status symbol for smaller turn of the century apartment houses. Imagine the automobiles that wheeled out of the garage back then—like the Keystone 66, the Metz Plan, or the Middleby Runabout. This was 1909, people! Horse and buggies were still common!
Location is key—The Maxwell is just three blocks east of Meridian Hill Park with its incredibly elongated cascading fountain and amazing statues. Also, the Columbia Heights Metro station is just four blocks away, as is the DC USA Mall. There are also tons of great bars and restaurants along 14th Street. From condos for sale with a great backstory, to Columbia Heights’ terrific community amenities, this is a highly intriguing condominium.