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Yale Steam Laundry Condos For Sale | Mt Vernon Triangle
Located at 437 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Built in 1902, the historic Yale Steam Laundry once served the White House and Congress. But the place where clothes were cleaned, is now home to luxury condos for sale. This should be no surprise in the nation’s capital, where schools, factories, auto body shops and former liveries are all fair game. In Washington, DC, it seems as if everything eventually becomes a condominium.
The Yale Street Laundry served the government and high-end DC hotels faithfully for 74 years. And in 1998 the building was recognized by being listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites. A decade later it became condos. But great preservationists take heart—the developers went to great lengths to preserve some of the original details—like the landmark 120-foot smokestack.
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Located at 437 New York Avenue NW in the Mount Vernon Triangle area, the original three-story plant went through an extensive adaptive reuse and restoration process, including the construction of a connected huge modern glass and steel structure. The redevelopment was completed in 2009. The laundry building itself became home to 16 loft-style residences, while the adjoining 12-story industrial-style tower offers an additional 133 flats. That totals out at 149 condos for sale altogether.
Inside, the original building you’ll find lofts melding modern amenities with some original architectural detailing, while the flats next door sport “factory-style” windows, thus providing a flair of the original fabric. Throughout the complex, open floor plans offer hardwood floors and designer kitchens with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
This fascinating condo community also offers a twenty-four hour front desk and concierge service, parking, a fitness center, a billiards lounge and a rooftop pol with terrace. And then there’s the neighborhood itself—waking distance from the Mount Vernon Square Metro Station and the Convention Center. There’s a brand new gourmet Safeway across the street, and tons of nearby shops, bars and restaurants. Condos for sale at the Yale Steam Laundry typically list from the $300s to the $500's.
The Redevelopment of Downtown’s Mt. Vernon
The Downtown DC Mount Vernon area is made up of two adjacent neighborhoods. Mount Vernon Square is both a public square and a small next-door neighborhood while the Mount Vernon Triangle is both a community and business improvement district bound by New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts Avenues.
This part of the District developed gradually throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a focus on row houses and apartment buildings. From the late 1940s onward, there have been periodic attempts to redevelop the area. Many of the original buildings have been lost over time, although the establishment of historic districts for both Mt. Vernon Square and Mt. Vernon Triangle have allowed the preservation of remaining antique structures.
The Yale Steam Laundry is one of the few older buildings in the Mount Vernon area that has been preserved and adapted into new condos for sale. In that regard, this historic structure has more in common with other nearby urban neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill where adaptive reuse projects are plentiful.
But for the most part, the most recent period of redevelopment in DC’s Mount Vernon, beginning in the mid-2000s, has focused on large new luxury condominium communities such as City Vista, CityCenterDC, The Whitman and 555 Massachusetts Avenue. And while the emergence of new glittering high-rise luxury towers have had much to do the area’s new vibrancy, the Yale Steam Laundry offers a combination of retro hipness and additional new construction that has proved to be a winning combination.
Bars and Restaurants near Yale Steam Laundry
There’s a plethora of places to grab a drink and socialize near Yale Steam Laundry, including The Dignitary, Capitol City Brewing Company, Po Boy Jim Bar & Grille, Cuba Libre Restaurants & Rum Bar, Yard House, Lucky Strike Washington DC (bowling, bar and DJs), Farmers & Distillers, Blue Bar, High Velocity, Blue Bar and many others.
Other dining options include Anthem, Corduroy, Kinship, Espita Mezcaleria, The Tavern at Henley Park, The Dabney, Capital Burger,1230 African Fusion, Sfoglina Downtown, Convivial and Rogue 24, just to name a few.
Transit Options in Mount Vernon Area
Residents at Yale Steam Laundry have access to secure parking, adding to the convenience of one of the most transit-friendly neighborhoods in the District (with a Transit Score of 100). New York Avenue is one of Washington’s grand old boulevards, leading all the way to Maryland, while the I-395 is also extremely close by, allowing for easy commutes out of the city.
But Metrorail is also a major factor in the high transit score, with the Mount Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center Station within easy strolling distance. This is also a great neighborhood for getting around by foot with a Walk Score of 97 and a Bike Score of 91. To learn more about condos for sale at Yale Steam Laundry, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.