Buying New | Eden Condominiums in Adams Morgan

March 28

One of the first things you notice when walking into a unit at the Eden Condominiums in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Northwest Washington is all the windows. The windows overlook a courtyard, the neighborhood and even other units.

The building is in the middle of a quiet block at 2360 Champlain St. NW, an area that has experienced a surge in residential development in recent years. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the sales office was filled with prospective buyers interested in touring the contemporary-looking building.

The sleek, four-story, 18-unit brick building has seven condos left for sale ranging from $529,900 to $749,900. The developer says the windows are designed to let in lots of natural light but not outdoor noise.

“The way the spaces at the Eden feel and function are even more appreciated,” said Lynn Tsao, sales associate with Urban Pace, adding that the windows are well insulated to deaden sounds from outside. “The height of the ceilings and the brightness of the homes make them feel expansive.”

Balcony views: Tsao said that buyers have found the quality of the finishes, private outdoor space and contemporary aesthetic especially attractive.

Eden’s rustic courtyard is highlighted by a towering brick wall, a stone patio, bench seating and a stage.

“The garden courtyard is a unique feature that has several purposes,” said Tsao, adding that the builder wanted to provide a buffer between the new condos and an existing rowhouse.

All units come with spacious balconies of varying shapes. The front exterior balconies protrude from the building and offer views extending from Columbia Road to Florida Avenue.

As the weather starts to warm, homeowners will enjoy the green roof deck that offers a view of the Washington Monument. Tsao noted that the garden theme is also carried through to the green rooftop terraces. They have built-in seats and a grill and is a great space to sit and take in the city life from up high.

Luxury appointments: The one-bedroom units come with 1.5 bathrooms, and the two-bedroom units have two full bathrooms.

The units range from 794 to 1,243 square feet.

“The developer has lived in this neighborhood for many years and has an appreciation for urban homes and the importance of how a space serves those who occupy it,” Tsao said. She added that when a space, small or large, functions well, it increases the quality of life. “And when it’s designed flexibly, it appeals to a broader range of clients.”

One second-floor unit, listed at $624,900, has an open kitchen, a dining and living area and two bedrooms with ample closet space.

The units have several unusual features, including niches, bay windows and plenty of cabinetry in well-organized kitchens ideal for entertaining. Standard features include a balcony, hardwood floors, silestone and granite countertops, stainless steel Bosch appliances and a security system.

Where the action is: Adams Morgan is a main draw. “The history and vibrance of this neighborhood are well known,” Tsao said.

A plethora of restaurants, night-life spots, boutique shops and coffeehouses are just outside the door. Cuisine ranges from Latin American to Ethiopian and Caribbean. There’s a pet store down the street that focuses on organic pet foods and supplies. Several nearby parks provide plenty of places to walk the dog or go for a stroll.

Eden’s design is a joint project between Dennis Lee of D.B. Lee Development, Bonstra Haresign Architects and Capital Design Group.

Capital Design Group is a Washington-based design-build construction firm whose other projects include the Erie at 2351 Champlain St., directly across the street from Eden. Other projects by Capital in Adams Morgan include the Kalorama at 1882 Columbia Rd. and 2424 18th Street Lofts.

Transit: The Woodley Park Metro stop is the closest to the development and is a short walk away. Drivers can easily access downtown via nearby 16th Street.

Carisa Crawford-Chappell is a freelance writer.

Eden Condominiums

2360 Champlain St. NW, Washington

Builders: Dennis Lee of D.B. Lee Development, Bonstra Haresign Architects and Capital Design Group.

Features: The condos have lots of windows to let in natural light and have high-end appointments, including hardwood floors, silestone and granite countertops, stainless steel Bosch appliances and a security system. The building is in Adams Morgan and is in walking distance to trendy restaurants and shops.

Bedrooms/bathrooms: 1 to 2/1.5 to 2

Square footage: 794 to 1,243

Homeowners association fee:
$193 to $305 a month.

View models: By appointment Monday
to Saturday; open house Sundays noon
to 4 p.m.

Sales office: 202-303-3457 or www.edencondosdc.com .

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