Bailey Park DC Completed at Rhode Island and R St, NW

Photo courtesy of Suzane Reatig Architecture

We’ve previously discussed this building back in April 2012.

More details from a press release:

Bailey Park DC [625 Rhode Island Avenue NW]


Designed by award-winning architect, Suzane Reatig Architecture, Bailey Park DC offers oversize rental flats and duplexes in a boutique apartment building. Located across the street from the Shaw Metro and in the center of the Howard Theatre District, Bailey Park DC is walkable to major dining and entertainment nodes, including 14th Street, U Street Corridor, Penn Quarter, Chinatown, and the National Mall. Open floor plans offer up to double the square footage of comparable units currently available in the DC metro area. Bailey Park DC units feature spectacular high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and private balconies or terraces. Enjoy the beautiful views of downtown from the rooftop terrace, or relax in the private courtyard.


16 units – 4 already leased
14 market-rate units, 2 units target 60-80% area median income
Floor to ceiling windows
Stainless steel appliances
Granite countertops in kitchens and baths
Washer/dryer in each unit
Private courtyard
Rooftop common area
LEED Certified; green roof
Pet friendly
Located directly across from the Shaw metro
Parking available

Photo courtesy of Suzane Reatig Architecture

23 Comment

  • Quite nice… But a whole lotta price.

  • market rate?! that’s so awesome. I thought this was going to be section 8.

  • The prices sound pretty high for that neighborhood until you see how huge the units are. Not bad at all!

  • $$$! (but I imagine they’ll rent anyway)

  • Holy crap! These are soo expensive, too expensive for that neighborhood. They do look nice though.

  • 2 br 1ba is $2700. Extra $175 for parking. Damn.

  • Holy ’90s Batman, what an eyesore! It’s hard to believe, but it’s even uglier in person.

    Insanely expensive to boot.

    • Noah: so right. Might be award winning architect, but the boxes painted weird colors will be soooooo dated in about 9 months, just like these nouveau riche sinks and faucets folks are falling for. What about something traditonal and timeless.

    • every time i see this building i think of Fanta soda with the Fanta girls chanting”Dontcha wanta Fanta Fanta” Grape, Strawberry, Orange.

      Thank you POP for providing space to vent esoteric crap like this!

    • The facade completely changed from what was presented to the public and at the ANC meetings. Now we’ve got a brand new building that looks like it was built with bad taste from 40 years ago.

  • It looks like a Rubix cube.

  • Ok, I have to ask, what is the “Howard Theatre District”? I like the balconies – price would be right if it were a little closer to Logan or to U St, but I suspect given the demand in the market this time of year that they’ll be able to rent all of them out easily.

  • i like it because it has balconies

  • This is a brand spanking new eye sore!

  • Has someone already made the “Bailey Park”/ “Potter’s Field” joke from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” yet? Just me? Okay. Moving on.

  • That is one U-G-L-Y building from the outside……almost as ugly as the Floridian located near the 930 Club!!!!!!

  • I live near the building. The price is pretty spot-on for the neighborhood and I like the colors.

  • 2 BR 1 Bath 1200 sq ft, brand new construction at $2700 + 1/2 block from the metro? That’s market rate. My partner and I rent our condo (2br 1bath) a block away for the same price w/ parking. We had a gigantic pool of potential candidates to choose from. This building will sell out.

  • My three year old daughter calls this the ipad building because of the coloredpanels. But Apple has much better taste in colors. The interior is nicer than i expected. The shaw library is an example of great architecture. You can hardly compare the two

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