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The Sonata Condos for Sale, Washington, DC
Located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
If you could imagine a modern day version of a Beaux-Arts condominium in Washington, DC, it would probably look just like the Sonata. Delivered in 2007, this striking 12-story structure with its dramatic bays looks remarkably like buildings from a century ago, yet with contemporary exterior touches.
Located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue NW at the corner of 3rd Street, this was one of the first high-end developments to emerge during the current transformation of the Mount Vernon Triangle. This triangular area, which is just a few blocks from the White House, is a neighborhood and community improvement district, bound by Massachusetts Avenue at the south, the 395 to the east, and New York Avenue to the north, with the western point culminating at Mount Vernon Square.
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Additional Info About The Sonata Condominium Residences
This sleek structure with its super luxury condos for sale, was built by the Wilkes Company, and offers 75 loft-style city homes plus three stories of parking. And as everyone who lives in DC knows, parking can be a rare and elusive thing. Other amenities include a rooftop pool, a state of the art fitness center, and extra storage.
Floor plans at the Sonata range from 450 to 1750 square feet, with prices typically starting in the $400s and climbing into the stratosphere for lavish penthouse suites. But even the smaller units are awesome. The layouts include dramatic room shapes, true window walls, 10-foot exposed concrete ceilings, exposed duct work, hardwood floors, and gourmet kitchens with maple cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
And then there’s the neighborhood. This pet-friendly building is close to Chinatown, Capital One Arena, and an amazing number of theaters, museums and art galleries. It’s also easy walking distance to the Judiciary Square Metro. There’s a nearby Whole Foods, a phalanx of Starbucks, and tons of bars and restaurants, such as Sixth Engine, Flight Wine Bar, and the Carving Room.
A Historic Overview of Mount Vernon Square/Triangle
There are two Mount Vernon neighborhoods in Downtown Washington DC—Mount Vernon Square and its historic district and Mount Vernon Triangle which also has a historic district. Mount Vernon Square was originally a public square and meeting place that was indicated on the original planning map of the city. When the city’s grand avenues were created, New York Avenue and Massachusetts Ave cut through the square. In 1882, the public square was made whole again, by demand of local residents. The small neighborhood adjacent the original park square is also known as Mount Square. The Mount Vernon Triangle is both a community improvement district and a business improvement district bound by New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts Avenues. It lies immediately east of the square.
The Mount Vernon area has seen large scale changes over the years. A first wave of redevelopment occurred during the post-World War II era, with a second wave in the 1970s and 1980s, and the most recent reconstruction period beginning in the mid-2000s. While many of the original row houses, apartment buildings and hotels have been razed, there is now a core number of old structures that have been saved and preserved through the historic districts.
Today, the Downtown Mt. Vernon area has a renewed energy and vibrancy, with new upscale buildings dominating the skyline, interspersed with some classic examples of 19th century architecture. When people discuss the area, they often describe newer buildings as being inside the Mount Vernon Triangle, as that geometric shape aligns with both commercial and residential improvement.
Things to Do in the Square and Triangle
Mount Vernon Square is one of DC’s best known public squares, with trees and grassy areas plus well-known attractions like the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the renovated Carnegie Library. Other things of interest include the National Museum of Women in the Arts, several popular yoga studios, a Busboys and Poets, live entertainment at Sixth & I Synagogue, and a number of exciting new restaurants such as RPM Italian, Chesapeake at Estuary, Ottoman Taverna and Prather’s on the Alley.
Getting Around the Mt. Vernon Community
The Mount Vernon area is one of the most heavily trafficked in DC. Fortunate residents at The Sonata can wheel their steel beasts out of the parking garage and head in any number of directions, including out of the city via the nearby I-395.
But public transit is also popular. There are several Metro stations within very easy walking distance, including Mount Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown and Union Station (which also has Amtrak train service).
This is also one of the most walkable neighborhoods in all of Washington. The Walk Score is hard to beat at 97, the Transit Score of 100 is impossible to beat, and even the Bike Score of 91 is excellent. Using your own two legs is also the best way to really enjoy the amazing surroundings. To learn more about condos for sale at the Sonata, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.