In the ultra-buzzy neighborhood of Adams Morgan, down the street from “The Line” – the new hipper-than-thou hotel where the Obamas recently dined – stands the Adams Morgan Lofts at 2328 Champlain St. NW.
Developed by PN Hoffman (one of whose most visible projects is the transformation and build-out of the new Wharf on the Southwest waterfront), it is the first and only condominium building in the city awarded air rights. And despite its modern silhouette – two residential towers connected by a glass and steel sky-bridge overlooking Champlain and 18th streets – it is visually at home with the older private houses and newer apartment buildings on the block.
The pet-friendly complex, with its industrial-chic style, was built in 2002. It houses 59 units and provides a range of amenities including garage parking and extra storage. Apartment 412 has more than 2,000 square feet of living space on two levels and includes two bedrooms, three baths, a gas fireplace, a loft and a spacious terrace and rooftop deck. It is on the market for $1.27 million. The monthly condo fee is $926.
Southwest exposures, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and double-height ceilings give the entry level a feeling of exceptional light and breathing room. From the foyer, you can see all the way to the rear terrace. To the right, as you enter, is the guest bedroom with a deep closet and en-suite bath (accessible from the foyer as well). To the left is a massive wood barn door that leads to the master suite. It is a comfortable retreat that includes a marble-tiled bathroom with soaking tub, a framed glass-door shower and a bedroom where a wall of paned glass opens onto the sun-lit private terrace that is land- and hardscaped with climbing ivy and numerous planters.
At the center of the apartment is an open entertaining and living space that includes a sitting area with a contemporary wood and brushed chrome fireplace and another door to the balcony, a living room/dining area, and a sleek, ergonomic kitchen with warm wood cabinets, granite countertops and breakfast bar and stainless GE appliances.
Bamboo flooring runs throughout (except the master bedroom, which is carpeted), and Brutalist-inspired concrete columns as well as exposed pipes, ducts and ceiling grids in every room reinforce the “retro-warehouse” vibe as does the floating metal staircase that leads to the second level loft.
The loft, which looks out over the lower level, is a multi-use space: a den, an office and a book lover’s (and shelfie designer’s) delight thanks to four walls of built-in bookcases. A short stairway leads to the wraparound roof deck already furnished with a potting shed, irrigation system and planters.
Also on this level is a full bath and separate laundry room with a silver Samsung washer and dryer and storage space.
Adams Morgan Lofts is ideally situated in the heart of an ever-changing neighborhood that is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, retail variety and dining pleasures. It is served by both the Yellow and Green lines.