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The Metro Condos for Sale | Logan Circle
Located at 1444 Church Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Located along one of the most popular blocks in Washington, DC is The Metro—a very modern, upscale condominium. Featuring a variety of floor plans, the building is located at 1444 Church Street NW, just a half-block from 14th Street in the heart of Logan Circle. Developed jointly by PN Hoffman and SJG Properties, The Metro was delivered in 2004 and received the Washingtonian’s Residential Design Award in 2006.
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This exclusive building stands at eight stories, with a very contemporary façade. Designed by SK&I Architects, The Metro offers 53 urban city homes, ranging in size from 707 to an eye-popping 2,024 square feet. Condos for sale include flats and two-story loft-style, with recent prices between $437,000 and $1.5 million.
Residences at The Metro offer de riguer industrial chic features such as soaring concrete ceilings, exposed overhead duct work and electrical conduits, and bamboo hardwood floors. The open design allows living areas to flow seamlessly into gourmet cooking spaces, with tasteful granite serving counters as well as maple cabinets and stainless steel Energy Star appliances set unobtrusively into the walls. Live, cook, eat and socialize all in the same place, while gazing out at the cityscape through mammoth floor-to-ceiling window walls.
Some of the units have rear-facing balconies while penthouses have large private terraces with slate flooring. The two-story condos have factory-style metal staircases leading up to sleeping quarters—some residences also have dens. The bathrooms are also part of the appeal with marble and limestone, as well as separate tubs and showers in the master baths.
The Metro is a pet-friendly building. There are also options for secure garage parking in the building as well as extra storage. And then there’s the superb location and surrounding community, just steps from Whole Foods, Vida Fitness, Studio Theatre and an astonishing array of bars and restaurants along 14th Street. Need your morning does of caffeine? Visit Commissary DC, Caribou Coffee or Starbucks. At night, unwind with food and spirits at El Estadio, Sweetgreen, Logan Tavern, Drafting Table, Etto and more.
In short, there’s a lot to like in these modern light-filled loft homes. Whether it’s the sleek interiors complemented by private outdoor spaces, the landscaped courtyard, all the nearby boutiques, galleries and eateries or the proximity to rail transit and the Downtown area, condo ownership at The Metro is highly coveted.
Logan Circle Through the Ages
When Washington, DC was in its infancy, the area now known as Logan Circle was rural and largely uninhabited. The very first map of the District, drawn in 1791, showed the planning of the city as girds of north-south and east-west streets, with wider diagonal avenues that intersected with geometric shapes. Those shapes were intended to be parks and other public gathering places.
Although not named at the time, the Logan Circle area had a triangular shape as its public space. Decades later the area would become a circle, intersected by Rhode Island and Vermont Avenues. The round grassy space was first named Iowa Circle and would eventually be renamed Logan Circle. Despite the original planned streets and property lots, residential development didn’t really start booming until the post-Civil War era. Federal-style row houses started popping up around 1870, with a larger wave of development from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. Row houses, larger single-family homes and apartment buildings during that period reflected a rich diversity of architecture including various Victorian subsets, Second Empire, Gothic, Romanesque and Neo-classical. Art Deco forms began showing up around the 1930s, followed by the International style and eventually, contemporary forms.
The Metro and other buildings along Church Street are part of the neighborhood’s “Auto Row,” a stretch of former auto repair and showroom facilities that cropped up from the late 1940s to mid-1970s. This particular part of Logan Circle favors trendy industrial-chic condos like Lofts 14, the Matrix, Logan Station and Q14. There are also some interesting alleyway condos as well as former churches and even former schoolhouses!
Getting Around the Neighborhood
While Logan Circle does not have a dedicated Metro station, there are others within walking distance, including Shaw-Howard University, U Street and Dupont Circle. Also, residents at The Metro have parking garage options and Logan Circle is indeed quite drivable. After all, the epicenter is a traffic circle with major avenues radiating outward!
But this is also one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the entire city, and that counts for a lot. The Logan Circle Walk Score is an incredible 96 and the bike score is just a tick lower at 95. The number of bars and restaurants alone that are immediately close is just ridiculous: Estadio, Le Diplomate, Commissary, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, The Pig, JINYA Ramen Bar, Pappe, Radiator, Etto, Logan Tavern and Drafting Table are just an example. Check first before making plans as DC eateries can either last for eons or come and go in the blink of an eye.
To learn more about condos for sale at The Metro, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.