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Ventana Condos For Sale | Penn Quarter
Located at 912 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
One of the most unusual and inventive recent condominiums in Washington, DC, is the Ventana. Delivered in 2006, the award-winning project from Douglas Development began with a trio of historic row houses and added a modern 12-story tower. Designed by prominent architect Shalom Baranes, this adaptive reuse development was initially known as F-Street Lofts and then Jemal’s Lofts, before adopting its current name.
Located at 912 F Street NW between 9th and 10th Street in the District’s Penn Quarter neighborhood, the complex offers 62 units, made up of one-bedroom flats and two-bedroom lofts. The residences can be found both in the original buildings, as well as the new glass and steel tower. Condos for sale in this complex start in the mid-six figure range and climb to over a million dollars. As you might imagine, the priciest listings are the penthouses.
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Inside, you’ll find soaring ceilings with tons of natural light from massive window walls that in some cases, are two stories high. There are also luxurious spa baths, bamboo floors and lots of open space, as well as ultra-modern kitchens featuring high-end stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, granite countertops and pedant lighting. The penthouse units also come with private rooftop terraces, while all residents enjoy concierge service, parking and a state of the art fitness center.
Last but certainly not least is the super hip downtown location, with no end of amenities and entertainment options. Visit Chinatown! Take in an NBA game at Capital One Arena! Enjoy a performance at the Shakespeare Theatre Company or check out the exhibits at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. All of these attractions are within super-easy strolling distance.
And that is truly just the beginning—this is one of the District’s prime locations for nightlife with hot spot dining and drinking options like Penn Social, Michel Richard Central, Zaytinya, Tosca and so many more. Close-by Metro stations include Metro Center and Archives, and Pennsylvania Avenue is just two blocks away for politicos who wish to walk to work.
The Penn Quarter Resurgence
Penn Quarter is one of the oldest parts of Washington, although its name is more recent. The neighborhood’s current boundaries are roughly defined as Pennsylvania Avenue on the south, 3rd Street to the east, 12th Street to the west and H Street to the north. Some define the area more narrowly, from 5th to 10th. Once known as Old Downtown, the community is in the eastern part of Downtown DC, directly north of the National Mall.
This is an area once celebrated for its entertainment offerings. The historic Ford’s Theatre was the site of President Lincoln’s assassination. Some years later, after the arrival of streetcars and the emergence of cinema, it became a haven for grand movie palaces, many of which were clustered near 9th and E Streets. But Downtown, like much of urban DC, fell into a gradual decline during the 1960s and 1970s, with residents exiting the city and businesses shuttering. During this period, revitalization efforts began, including the government sponsored Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, created in 1973. It would take several more years, however, for funding to accumulate. The end result concentrated on plazas and public spaces. The corporation dissolved in 1996 and in time, was replaced by a new Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative from the District’s planning commission.
During the 1990s, new luxury condominiums began popping up in the area, including the Residences at Market Square and The Pennsylvania. In 1997, the MCI Center was built. The concert and sports venue was ultimately renamed Verizon Center and most recently, Capital One Arena, and is home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. These sports franchises as well as top music attractions played a large role in attracting other businesses in the area.
Today, Penn Quarter is fully revitalized and is one of Washington’s most popular communities, not only as a place to live and work, but as a tourist destination as well. Pennsylvania Avenue itself is one of the city’s original grand avenues, running from the Downtown area north all the way into Maryland. The street that borders Penn Quarter is also preserved historically—the Pennsylvania Avenue Historic Site runs from 3rd to 15th Streets.
The result is a spectrum of new and old, from impressive architectural treasures from the past to brand new gleaming glass and steel towers. Nowhere is this more true than the Ventana, the luxury condominium development that literally marries old historic row houses to a 12-story modernist structure.
To learn more about condos for sale at the Ventana, or other luxury properties throughout the Washington DC Metro region, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, at 202-798-3600.