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“We wanted to provide buyers with large units and lots of space for living and storage at an obtainable price point.”


From a press release:

“On the heels of Pope Francis’s historic visit to the Brookland neighborhood, the area will soon attract more visitors: homebuyers checking out Lock7 Development’s all-new condominiums at Brooks Row. This community of 22 townhome-style residences at 2724 12th Street, NE will offer two-level living, private outdoor space, and designated outdoor parking. Urban Pace is about to start presales for the two-bedroom and three-bedroom condominiums, which are scheduled to deliver early next spring, with prices starting in the high $400,000’s.

“Brookland is a really unique part of the city because it’s less dense than many other neighborhoods, so there’s a great deal of trees and green space,” said Lock7’s David Gorman. “It’s also Metro-accessible and very walkable, and you get a lot more space for your money than in other urban neighborhoods.”

“However, the single-family houses in Brookland have gotten very expensive, with a handful of recent sales topping $1 million,” Gorman went on. “We wanted to provide buyers with large units and lots of space for living and storage at an obtainable price point.”

Lock7 acquired contiguous parcels on the corner of Franklin and 12th Streets, NE from two separate owners, and assembled a 19,000 SF site for ground-up construction. “We decided on townhouse-style condos,” he explained, “which allowed us to keep unit prices relatively low while giving buyers great value for their money.”

In addition to spacious two-level floor plans, Brooks Row offers appealing “green” features including a green roof, pervious parking lot pavers in place of concrete, high efficiency heating and cooling, Nest learning thermostats, Energy Star GE appliances, and dual flush toilets.

Individual homes feature abundant natural light, private outdoor space and nine-foot ceilings. The finishes include five-inch oak flooring, Porcelanosa kitchen and bathroom tile, white quartz countertops, European-style frameless cabinets and polished chrome fixtures.

“Brooks Row has a great location within walking distance of both the Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue Metro stations, as well as a variety of popular new restaurants including Menomale, Brookland’s Finest, and Steel Plate,” said Matt Dewey, Vice President of Sales, Urban Pace. “It provides a rare opportunity for people to own a large new condominium at an attainable price point in this booming neighborhood.”

“Much of Brookland’s housing stock is old, and a lot of the recently built new housing has been rental apartments,” noted Gorman. “In order to mature as a neighborhood, Brookland needs more new homeowners. With Brooks Row, we are providing people with the option to stay in the District near Metro and get more space, without spending a million dollars or feeling the need to move to the suburbs.”

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