819 D Street, NE courtesy Urban Pace

From a press release:

“Washington’s latest church-to-condo conversion may be the city’s most awe-inspiring to date. The Sanctuary, located at 819 D Street, NE in the Stanton Park neighborhood of prestigious Capitol Hill, offers 30 distinctive homes carefully designed and built within the stately red brick walls of a 19th-century Gothic Revival church. The building’s meticulous restoration produces incredible spaces with soaring ceilings, monumental windows, and residences that will not be replicated.

The Rubin Group is leading the development team now nearing completion of an 18-month restoration and transformation effort that includes thoughtful preservation of many century-old features, with its partner Regua. Bonstra Haresign Architects is the architect for the renovations; Potomac Construction Group is the general contractor.

The hallmark of this effort is the careful hand restoration of the beautiful stained and leaded glass windows, the building’s defining feature. Pennsylvania craftsmen worked thousands of hours artfully restoring every single stained glass panel to its original splendor.

After five decades on Capitol Hill, The Way of the Cross Church of Christ decided to build a larger campus in Capitol Heights, MD. In order to finance its expansion, the church selected the development team as its partner to restore and transform the building. (more…)

722 9th Street Southeast

Never in a million years would I’ve guessed it looked like this on the inside. This house is located at 722 9th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“One-of-a-kind Hill home has a 1st floor BR & BA, and boasts over 2,500 sq.ft. on 2 levels. One step at the front door & direct walkout access to backyard. Huge garden, flagstone patio & gated 2-CAR PARKING w/ auto opener. 18′ ceilings in 2-story great room. First floor side-by-side W/D & wood-burning FP. Loft on 2nd floor w/ office & family room. Massive 2nd floor BR has 5 closets! Room 4 Pool.”


You gotta see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $1,150,000.

635 Ellen Wilson Place Southeast

This unit is located at 635 Ellen Wilson Place, Southeast. The listing says:

“Elegant 2BR/2.5BA townhouse in Capitol Hill w 2 parking spots. Bright & open main floor boasts gleaming wood floors, chair railing, crown molding & 2-sided glass FP w/ marble. The gourmet KIT w/ SS appliances opens to a private patio, w/ side yard & storage shed. Both full sized BR’s feat. tile BA’s & abundant closet space. Ideally located nearby to METRO & Eastern Market.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $749,900.

the brig
8th and L St, SE

So many long awaited openings are finally starting to open – next up – The Brig on lower Barracks Row. The announcement comes short and sweet:

“It is a go. We are opening Friday at 4:00. It is a soft opening and all are welcome. Come early and avoid the line.”

“german czech belgian and craft brewed beers”



“Dear PoPville,

Our row house has been on the market for 40 days and we have not received a single offer. I think our proximity to the metro and its Capitol Hill location are great, but it seems that the closed floor plan and the lack of A/C are turnoffs. I thought we were priced right, but am now wondering if we need to do another reduction. I would love to get feedback from the PoP Community.”

The listing says:

“New price! Instant equity! Open House Sunday 6/12 1-3pm. Historic charm meets modern living on a tree-lined street on Capitol Hill! Fall in love with the tin ceiling and hardwood floors. Imagine spending all your time in the renovated kitchen overlooking the dining room on one side & a patio on the other. One block to metro & .5 miles to Barrack’s Row & Eastern Market. PARKING & basement!”

You can see more photos here and here. 513 14th Street, SE is a 3 bed/2.5 bath listed at $680,000.

225 10th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 225 10th Street Northeast. The listing says:

“Remodeled bay front Victorian townhouse, large efficiency w/separate sleeping area, available immediately. House is between Stanton Park and Lincoln Park, blocks from US Capitol, Supreme court, Union Station. No Pets. $45 application fee per person. Available immediately.”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $950/Mo.

Ed. Note: Upstairs is for rent too – 2bed/1bath for $2,000/Mo.