New Buildings on the 900 Block of M St, NW Looking Good


This section of the 900 block of M St, NW (near the convention center) was a vacant lot not that long ago. It’s turning out pretty nice:


But it’ll cost ya. We will def. revisit and hopefully get a virtual tour when they are completed.


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  • Ummm, no and no. a million for a UNIT???

  • That’s a fair price considering that these are likely significant square footage. I also wonder if they come with a basement rental, which would bring down the mortgage payments per month quite a bit.

    • I don’t think a basement unit is included. It appears that each townhouse has two duplex units – one unit with the 3rd/2nd floor and the other unit with 1st/basement floor. Each unit will probably be 1500-2000 sq feet, but I don’t think that it’s worth $1 million, esp. for the basement duplex. At that price, parking should definitely be included.

    • I live on that block and have been watching the construction. From what I understand, there are 2 units per row house: The basement/1st floor is one condo w/entrance from the basement, and the 2nd/3rd floor is the other condo, with the entrance on the 1st floor that immediately leads you up steps to the 2nd flr. The lower level condos seem to have outdoor space out back. The upper level condos each have a roof deck. Though I was initially impressed with the construction, while watching them work everyday… I think they’ve cheapened out… especially as concerns insulation and wood beams. I wonder how well the buildings are going to hold up… in addition to sound travelling between units! Also… the entrances for the English Basement condos are especially tight. I think it’s going to be very hard to move in furniture! It will be very interesting to see what the finished product looks like! I’m dying to see what they’ll be doing for the interiors.

  • Wow, am I correct – does the “parking available” mean that a parking space is available for purchase? For that price I would have imagined that a parking space would be included.

  • I can see them getting a million for a four-bedroom on the top floor with a roof deck and a lot of space, etc. Penthouse condos hit those prices all the time in DC. But $1 million to live in a basement is something I don’t think we’ve ever seen in DC and I’m doubtful this is going to break the barrier.

    • I should add that I think it’s great the developer built something in the character and scale of the neighborhood. So kudos to that.

      • figby

        Totally agree. This vacant lot could have been yet another crappy, glass, max-capacity condo-box, but instead took into consideration the look, scale and history of the neighborhood. Sorry to hear the developer may have cheaped-out on materials. I wish more new construction looked like this.

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