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GDoN “most beautiful & elegant penthouse we’ve seen” edition

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm 21 Comments

1124 10th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1124 10th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“The most beautiful & elegant penthouse we’ve seen. Contemp masterpiece at approx 3525 sf (per floorplan)2 BR+media/3rd BR. Dramatic wow factor throughout w/ exquisite BA’s & KI, 2 balconies off main level+priv 2000 sf roof terrace.2 gar pkg incl thru 5/2024,ask re details. Now owned by renowned DC Gallery owners,a collectors dream. Semi priv elevator to gallery entry, walk Metro, restaurants, etc”

GDoN

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,850,000 ($1,007 monthly fee.)

  • neighbor

    I’m conflicted. The apartment looks okay, but I’m horrified by the possibility I may share aesthetic sensibilities with someone who would have a Damien Hirst piece in their bedroom.

    • Anon

      I think the Chuck Close piece trumps that Hirst. At the same time, I can’t imagine too many folks who’d chose to park their $2.8 million in this particular building. I’d surely prefer a large historic row house somewhere around the corner.

      • Philippe Lecheval

        Yeah, I’m truly puzzled that someone would pour so much money into a unit at this particular location. Has anything similarly appointed in this area ever sold at anything even remotely close to this price?

      • Anonymous

        +1
        This place is going to sit on the market for a long time. I would not spend $2.8m and deal with the shadiness that comes from living next to the Convention Center.
        Though, I do like that Chuck Close.

      • Colhi

        I always assume that someone that would buy a place like this would buy it because it wasn’t a historic rowhouse. I would imagine that they would have multiple homes and probably use something like this 2 or 3 times a year when they had business in DC. Who knows what rich people do but that’s my assumption.

      • Anonymous

        It’s not as simple as “Why would someone spend $X on an apartment when they could get a really nice house for the same amount?” I own a rowhouse. I have seriously considered selling it to buy an apartment because it would be less work to take care of. I would have no problem paying what my house is worth for the right apartment.

        • DC_KT

          But…there’s a 1000/month condo fee. Most houses in the 2.8 mil price range aren’t going to have maintenance and repair costs of 1000/month. And if you’re rich enough to afford either, I’m guessing you’re not going to be handling the repairs yourself. File under: people rich enough that money means literally nothing to them.

        • Anon

          I completely understand the appeal of an expensive condo to a similarly expensive house – that’s not what baffles me here. I just see the appeal of this particular condo for that much money. Were I a well-heeled buyer looking for a DC pied-a-terre, I’d consider City Center, new Wharf development, Atlantic Plumbing condos, something close to the water in Georgetown, etc. This wouldn’t fall in my radar.

          • Anon

            * don’t see the appeal of this particular condo

      • Tommy

        City center 3 blocks south, smaller units at this price and higher!

  • anon

    Cold and chilly looking place.

  • logan

    That roofdeck :drool

  • bubs

    this is not cheap.

  • navyard

    I love it. Wish I had that kind of money. $$$

  • anon

    We have a view of that roof deck, and I see people on it only about once or twice a year, and generally just to whitewash the deck. Such a waste. But I still like looking at it.

  • Tommy

    units this size and in this location have condo fees of 1 dollar a square foot so this is a relative bargain!

  • Walter Ochinko

    This looks like a spectacular space that has been meticulously maintained by its owners. The roof deck would be great for watching the fireworks with a large group of friends, not to mention large dinner parties and/or cocktail parties. I bet the views toward the Shrine are unimpeded. Hope they are selling it with the art and furniture! Love the piece in the LVRM by the Starn Twins.

  • Carol

    I have seen this condo in AD magazine. Wow! The art is as spectacular as the space.

  • Carol Jackson

    I have seen this condo in AD magazine. Wow! The art is as spectacular as the art.

  • EMH1

    I’ve been in the space, not just seen it online. The interior layout looks perfect for entertaining small or large groups. Finishes, appliances and fixtures are high quality. Then there’s the private roof deck, with great views and room for almost anything you’d want to do downtown. Expensive–sure, a unique value–absolutely. I’d buy it tomorrow if I could.

  • JRM

    Can’t beat the location – this stunning property is a perfect oasis in downtown DC. Apartment layout and breathtaking roof-top deck add up to one of the most amazing entertainment spaces in the city. Love the marble dining table, hope it conveys!

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