215 I Street Northeast

This unit is located at 215 I Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“C. 1874 convent converted to lofts by trend foreseer Jim Abdo. 1840sf terrace lvl home, 2br/2 full ba + pwdr rm (waterworks), a real den, chef~s kit. (wolf, Subzero, Italian granite etc) exposed ducts & brick, hi ceilings, wide plank wd flrs, large windows incl French doors to private flagstone patio ~ the list goes on. Gated grounds, club rm, screening rm, pool, gym – price incl 2 garage spaces!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,085,000 ($982 monthly fee.)

Photo by Michael Horsley “1118 H Street, NE Washington DC, 1988”

“Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Portraits of H Street: Then & Now,’ a photography exhibition celebrating H Street’s rich history! We are truly excited to share this fabulous collection of photographs at the gallery.

What: Opening Reception
When: Saturday, May 7, 7pm-11pm
Where: Gallery O on H, location at 1354 H Street NE

The exhibition will be open to the public on Sunday from noon – 4pm and Tuesday-Friday 1pm – 6:30pm.

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information”

Rendering of 13th and H Street, NE via S-2 Development

S-2 Development’s website says:

“The southeastern corner of 13th and H Street NE will be transformed with a brand-new mixed use development. Featuring two floors of commercial space, the ground floor of which will have soaring ceilings and Bay windows. Above this, 1301 H will provide nine luxury residences all with two baths and Three Bedrooms or two bedrooms and a den. These spacious homes will feature open-chef’s kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed masonry, and views of Capitol Hill and H Street. S2 Development is thrilled to be contributing to the spectacular transformation of the H Street Corridor.”



1301 H Street, NE


Since a lot of folks have been sending me emails about these “A Gentrified DC” taggings up and down H Street, NE now’s as good time as any to talk about them.  I remember similar themed taggings on 14th Street in Logan Circle/U Street when that ship had already sailed far from the port.  It feels like H Street is in a very similar situation today. Do you think there can still be a productive conversation about gentrification and H Street, NE?  How about the revitalization of H Street, NE?  I suppose it depends how you define each word, if anyone wants to take a crack at that…

Speaking of which, if you do consider H Street gentrified – does that make Ben’s Chili Bowl a gentrifier too?


Do you think these taggings are a call to action for H Street specifically?  Have you seen them in other neighborhoods? Looking up the hashtag #iwillnotbemoveddc it appears to have been started by some folks from the nomad yard collectiv, originally located near Union Market, who can now be found in Mulebone at 14th and V St, NW.


Where does the discussion go from here for H Street?

625 H Street, NE

13th and H Street, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending word. This is the, most recently, former Danny Todd and Chef Corner Cafe spaces. Anyone take a taste yet?

Hours of operation are listed a Wednesday-Sunday 6am-5:30am. Closed Monday-Tuesday.

Entrance at 802 13th Street, NE

For those who have good vision or a magnifying glass – a peek at the menu:


As for the other diner coming to H Street, it looks to be progressing nicely too:

1248 H Street, NE