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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Pennsylvania Avenue condo for $1.78M

There’s the House, there’s the Senate — and then there’s the Washington complex that has housed many of this town’s senators and representatives through the years.

Sens. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.), Rep. Geraldine Ferraro (D-N.Y.) and columnist Robert Novak have all lived in Market Square buildings in Penn Quarter, says Douglas Mossman of Randall Hagner Real Estate.

Now you could buy a home on the premises as well. A two-bedroom condo at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. with sweeping views of many of Washington’s landmarks is on the market for $1,777,000.

“When you walk into the marble foyer, the first thing you is the Corinthian columns of the National Archives,” Mossman said. “And as you keep looking, you can see all the way from the Capitol dome to the Justice Department and the FCC building. It’s an absolutely amazing view.”

The 1,270-square foot corner unit has built-in bookcases, floor-to-celing windows and marble floors. The home’s kitchen features maple cabinets and granite countertops, and a wet bar made of brass is located in the living room.

“It’s impeccable,” Mossman said of the home, which was built in 1991.

Residents also have access to the building’s gym, storage units and heated rooftop pool. But the best part, Mossman says, is the 880-square-foot wrap-around terrace that overlooks Pennsylvania Ave.

“It’s a front-row seat to the inaugeration celebrations and to the fireworks,” Mossman said. “And in the evenings, you can sit out on the terrace with your cocktail or white wine and listen to the Navy band’s practices.”

Listing: 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, #1021

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