Brookland in Northeast Washington has become one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods in recent years, with an abundance of development, including the arts-centric Monroe Street Market with its art studios and a Busboys & Poets café, as well as popular restaurants such as Menomale, Brookland’s Finest and Steel Plate.

Proximity to both the Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue Metro stations is also part of the attraction of this neighborhood. Home prices in the neighborhood have shot up 28.7 percent since this time last year, according to Trulia, to a median sales price of $690,000. That price reflects the mix of older single-family homes, many of them selling for more than $1 million after renovation, townhouses and condos in the community.

Now Urban Pace and Lock7 Development have begun presales of 22 new townhouse-style condos at Brooks Row at 2724 12th St. NE. The two-level residences each have private outdoor space, a designated outdoor parking space and two or three bedrooms.

The residences have environmentally friendly features, including a green roof, Nest learning thermostats, Energy Star appliances, dual flush toilets and high-efficiency heating and cooling. In addition, the residences have nine-foot ceilings, five-inch-wide oak flooring, Porcelanosa kitchen and bathroom tiles, white quartz countertops, European-style kitchen cabinets and polished chrome fixtures.

The residences are priced from the upper $400,000s and are anticipated to be ready for occupancy early next spring. For more information, visit or call 202-303-3443.

Michele Lerner is a freelance writer. To pass on a tip or news item, contact us at and put “Town Square” in the subject line.