Renovation Looks About To Begin at 18th and Monroe St, NW Beauty in Mt. Pleasant

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According to the variance they are looking to make this into a 12 unit apartment.

I’ll be sure to follow up as construction starts/progresses.

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  • great news, what a beautiful building

  • how awesome is this alley house the company did

    • Oh god, I hope they don’t do that to the 18th street house. I can’t imagine anything sadder than throwing away those beautiful moldings and original doors, and replacing them with frosted glass and brushed steel and pendant lighting…

  • A beautiful, beautiful old house.

    An extensive series of photographs from when the house was on the market:

  • I bet the finished product will be gorgeous. I bought a condo last year in one of Community Three’s projects. I’m delighted with it. I looked at lots of new construction and gut-renovated properties, and Community Three’s quality and finishes were superior to everything else I saw.

  • Can I get on a waiting list to rent an apartment there? Like right now?

  • I love that this place will be fixed up. But I hate that so many gorgeous old houses in DC are getting chopped up into tiny apartments/condos.

    • With 11 proposed units (I believe the 12th unit is going to be the separate carriage house), it seems these are going to be micro units. That house isn’t small, but 11 units seems like a lot. Or am I just unversed in floor plans?

      Also, adding 12 units worth of cars on 18th and Monroe is going to seriously crowd the street. But I suppose it’s a trade off. I love that the house is getting renovated, even if it means a parking jam.

      • I thought I saw plans a while back that included an addition, so the apartments aren’t necessarily micro. Could be wrong about that…
        If there is indeed an addition, I know it’s not a monstrosity like the one next door.

      • Why would you assume everyone living there would bring a car?

        • +1,000,000,000,000

        • I didn’t assume anything. I said “12 units worth of cars” not “12 cars.” I’m sure several units will have no cars and one or two units could have more than one car.

          • Riiiiiiiiiiiiight. Do you have any bridge properties in Brooklyn you’rd be interested in selling?

          • Since you’re from ’round here, I’ll even cut you a special “locals” deal.

            If even half the units add one car each, that’s a marked increase in small area like 18th and Monroe. But obviously, you don’t have a car and so don’t care. It’s wonderful that you can exist solely on bus routes and a fixie. Not everyone lives your semi-charmed life.

        • We’re talking about Mount Pleasant, not downtown or Dupont Circle. It’s not the most transit-oriented neighborhood (though to be fair, it’s also far from the least transit-oriented). I wouldn’t want to live there without a car.

          • In Mt. P you have the 42/S buses for frequent bus service and the CH metro a 10 minute walk away. That’s as transit-accessible as large swaths of Dupont/Logan.

  • Neighbors are worried about the consequences for parking, sure. The question is, will the purchasers of these condos behave like apartment renters (54% own no car), or homeowners (13% own no car)? No-car living is on the increase, partly because of the enhancement in walking-distance resources (Columbia Heights), partly because of the good bus service and not-bad access to Metro, and partly because parking a car on the street here, late at night, is hard.

    The developer will provide off-street parking space for six cars. I suggested that he set aside one of those spaces for Zipcar, but the company declined, stating that they’ve already got all the Zipcar spots they need.

    Fact is, zoning allows up to 13 units on this lot, and dividing that enormous building and lot into a dozen units is compelled by the costs. A multimillion-dollar mansion would be charming, but who could afford to buy it? Much as we might like that, it’s not a viable option. So the choice is between a dozen-unit condo, and continued deterioration of this severely neglected house.

  • I love this i want more on this subject
    any references please?

  • I bow down humbly in the persnece of such greatness.

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