New Homes Going Up in Lamond-Riggs

“Dear PoPville,

It looks like some long planned new construction on New Hampshire Ave, NE is getting started. This is in Lamond-Riggs. The former MedStar Manor property is being converted into a mix of condos, townhouses and stand alone houses.

From Comststock Homes the development is called The Hampshires:

This exclusive community is being built around a landscaped Village Green featuring landscaped open space and a community center. The Hampshires combines the conveniences of upscale, urban living in a Metro accessible location with hard to find, private open space amenities. Opportunities to own a new home are limited, just 37 City Homes (single family detached) and 73 townhomes will be available at the Hampshires.

The City Homes, ranging from approximately 2,700 square feet to over 3,200 square feet, will include 4 or 5 bedrooms, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, upgraded cabinetry, open floorplans with generous room sizes, and a two-car garage. The City Homes at the Hampshires will feature architecture designed to compliment the historical ambience the surrounding area.

The Hampshires is located at 6000 New Hampshire Ave. NE, in the established Lamond Riggs neighborhood of Washington, DC. Pre-construction prices are expected to start in the upper $500’s.

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  • Is it me or does that house look insanely close to the street? Maybe it is just the photo.

  • I know it’s just the construction insulation wrapping, but am I the only one who kinda hopes the finished houses are that awesome smurf blue?

  • The price is a LOT higher than for existing real estate in the area. Granted, houses in that area aren’t brand new with 2,700-3,200 square feet and garages, but even still… this difference seems much larger than it ought to be.

  • I wasn’t expecting that high a price tag for these houses. Will be interesting to see if they actually sell in the range.

  • 500K for a brand new 5 bedroom house with a garage INSIDE DC? What are you people talking about…that’s a great deal. Considering everyone else is paying 300k – 400k for a 100 year old rowhouse on street corners, I can’t say I wouldn’t pay 500K for a new home.

    • Friends of mine bought a detached single-family house (I think with 3-4 bedrooms and 2 full baths) a few blocks away for $335K, less than a year ago.

      So yes, I think “upper $500s” is overpriced.

      New construction has both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand you don’t have to worry about ancient/failing systems, damage from previous neglect, etc…. but on the other hand, a lot of new construction seems to be “quick and dirty,” with the developers cutting corners wherever possible.

  • A totally renovated singe family home in that area (of less square footage) can easily go for $400k. Check your real estate databases.

    Personally, I wouldn’t pay that amount of money for one of them house but I’m also not the person to pay $300k + for a condo in Columbia Heights. These new brand new homes arel in the city between 2 metro stations and adjacent to Takoma Park, Md. People are going to buy them, just not me.

    BTW, the sign says the townhouse are going from the 400s.

  • architecture like this makes me appreciate modern architecture.
    when will neocolonialism die?

    • I like modern, but as for neocolonial, this is pretty decent. Nice proportions, not outsized, and its not the stupid McMansion style with all the forward facing front gables. Neocolonial done right is timeless and its regional.

      • okay, i guess. but i disagree with your assessment that it is “timeless”.
        it’s like the momjeans of architecture.

  • Maybe this property is part of the Comstock development, maybe not. It’s on the south side of Peabody Street NE, on what looks to be a large single lot or maybe a double lot. The aforementioned site is across the street, on the north side of Peabody Street NE. On the so-called Comstock site, the last time I rode by there to/from the Giant Supermarket a couple weeks ago, there was zero construction activity on the property.

    • It’s a part of the Comstock project. They are building 3 homes on that side of the street. It will be very interesting to see the completed project.

  • The house being built on the south side of Peabody is a model home for the Comstock development. Single family homes will be on the perimeter of the completed project.

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