Historic Capitol Hill Landmark Property to Become Modern Residences
- Sep 29, 2014
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
One of the oldest structures in Washington, D.C., will soon become the city’s newest condominium residence. The Maples was constructed in 1795 in the heart of the Capitol Hill district. By the end of the year, it will be a brand-new community of modern flats, duplexes and townhomes.
Altus Realty Partners is the project’s developer. The company purchased the site at 619 D St., S.E., in 2010. It started work on the project the same year. Altus has restored the building’s historic Georgian façade and has constructed a new underground parking garage. The main house, the stables and the six distinct buildings later added to the property were all turned into modern residences, with distinct floor plans, separate entrances and, in many cases, direct elevator access to the underground garage. The project also called for the construction of three new townhomes, each with four to five bedrooms. Altus did not disclose the cost of the project.
When complete, The Maples will offer 19 homes close to the historic Eastern Market. They will feature numerous amenities, including white oak flooring, quartz countertops and more.
Urban Pace, a privately owned company that provides marketing, sales and consulting services to residential and commercial developers, has been retained to market the new homes. In a news release, the company said it has already pre-sold 70 percent of the project at an average of $725 per square foot. It also said that the average price is almost $200 per square foot higher than expected and that it set a neighborhood record.
“Families with children, empty nesters and young professionals all want to live on Capitol Hill,” Lynn Hackney, president of Urban Pace, said in a statement. “The Maples has great pedestrian access to Eastern Market, Barracks Row, Metro, the new Anacostia riverfront park, Nationals Park and more.”
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