Well Done! But they’ll cost ya a Pretty Penny.

new union garage
645 Maryland Avenue, NE

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From OPaL:

“Tucked between the rowhomes of one of DC’s most storied neighborhoods, a long-time staple of the horseless carriage set is transforming into the darling of Capital Hill. The New Union Garage features three beautiful, one level homes, perfectly situated for city life and the sophisticates who live it. Each unit is ideally sized with 2-3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, garage parking and most with an outdoor terrace. An elevator leads to the two upper-level homes; a rooftop deck offering expansive city views for the penthouse. Pet parents will appreciate Stanton Park on the next block. And Washingtonians of every ilk will covet the location – five blocks from Union Station and seven blocks from both a Whole Foods and the seat of American power, the US Capitol. For those enamored with iconic DC living, this is it.

Unit 101:: Two level home, 2 bedrooms + den, garage parking – $1,750,000

Unit 201:: Single level home, 3 bedrooms, garage parking – $1,595,000

Unit 301:: Single Level Home, 3 bedrooms, garage parking – $2,000,000”

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  • Why does the second level look like a cardboard cutout of background scenery that a high school student typically works on for their school plays?

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it looks cheap. The top level reminds me of cinder block. The painted signage lacks any of the character of the original. It looks like they just had a plain banner printed with the default font at a print shop.

  • If they couldn’t have been bothered to match the lettering on the sign more accurately, I wonder which other corners may have been cut.

  • It’s really starting to annoy me that developers/real estate agents/etc. can’t seem to spell Capitol Hill correctly. Looks like a nice place though.

  • If I’m dropping that $ for that area, I’m buying that killer church belltower loft that’s a block away!

  • I want to sell you a $2M home but I can’t spell the neighborhood correctly, ‘Capital Hill’

  • justinbc

    Kenny’s BBQ is awful. Why on Earth, of all the places in the area, would you bother to highlight that as some sort of feature for your overpriced condo? A POTUS eating somewhere does not a good place make it.

    • Yeah, it baffles me that agents don’t ask for your opinion before mentioning nearby restaurants in their listings. Really weird.

    • +10000000000

      Kenny’s is just awful, and that is being kind.

      • OMG YES. I’m almost thankful it’s so bad because I live around the corner. My friend has a good work around tho- the meat is ok, but their sauces are what really shits the bed so we ask for our meats dry and sauce it up at home

  • Am I the only one who thinks the pricing looks awfully ambitious? All the bedrooms are tiny AF per the floor plan. This isn’t the sort of thing many people shopping at the 1.5-2m range seek for their money. My guess is that the prices drop a few hundred thousand before anything is sold.

  • Not a fan… at all
    esp at that price point

  • I Dont Get It

    That homage to a driveway. Waiting for errant MD driver joke.

    • I still dig it overall, though.

      • I should clarify that I dig:
        1) the restored garage front
        2) the fact that the pop-up portion has the same setback as the adjacent rowhouses
        .
        I am less keen on the pop-up portion’s exterior (looks like cinderblocks?) and style of windows.

    • It looks SO much better without the tragic banner.

      • Wait. Did they include punctuation on the banner? ( a period)? That’s so funny! In a sad sad way

        • I got a laugh out of the period too!

        • For what it’s worth… the original banner (see black-and-white photograph in the post) had a period at the end.

        • I thought that was really strange too, but then I saw that they were just replicating what was on the original sign from way back. Would have been cool if they upgraded to an exclamation point, or maybe an emoji (you know, for a modern spin.)

    • justinbc

      Yeah I’m not thrilled about some of the minor details, but overall it looks infinitely better than the old, run down garage that existed here just prior to renovation.

  • I can’t believe they wasted money on an elevator for what can’t be more than 2 stories lol silly

    • I used to think elevators in private homes were a crazy extravagance, then my mother fell, broke her hip, and has permanently limited mobility. Now I realize they are essential for people with mobility problems.

      • Seems odd to describe something so rare as “essential”. I feel like building an elevator in a private home is probably the least-often-used solution by people who have mobility problems.

      • “essential for people with mobility problems” … as are seeing-eye dogs for the blind. That doesn’t mean developers should add seeing-eye dogs as an amenity just because that’s a factual statement. Then again, there aren’t many small/boutique condos with elevator access, so perhaps there are 3 unicorns somewhere in DC who might be interested in these units at list price?

  • I don’t like it. I think it looks cheap and I dislike the conder block-looking upper level. I also dislike the period in the banner. Just my opinion.

  • Agreed. Cinderblock upper looks cheap. The upper windows are completely out of keeping with the period and style of the place. The Windows should be push-up windows and not sliding windows … No way I would pay for this — if they can’t get key elements of the aesthetics right, then one has to ask one’s self what else they skimped on….

  • Says the blurb, “The New Union Garage features three beautiful, one level homes”…and then lists one two-level and two one-level homes. From which I infer that attention to detail isn’t this developer’s strong suit.

  • I hate this SO MUCH. Pat’s garage was THE BEST.

    I hope there’s motoroil in their ground.

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