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Columbia Heights condos come with two unusual perks: A pot cultivator and a BMW

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When Jeremy Kittrell saw a home on the island of St. Thomas that was being marketed with a BMW in the garage, he decided it was time to bring a little splash of that glamour to the District’s Columbia Heights.

Kittrell, principal of Kittrell Industries, who has been developing and renovating apartments and condos since 1988, recently completed work on the Jet, a two-unit condominium at 1336 Parkwood Pl. NW, each of which has a built-in “Urban Cultivator” to grow herbs or marijuana, in addition to a leased BMW.

The Jet is named as a tribute to Kittrell’s father, Jessie Kittrell, a jazz musician and owner of Jet’s Delicatessen and the New Vegas Lounge, who died in 2015.

“My father was a stonemason who worked on the National Cathedral before he opened the deli in 1967,” Kittrell says. “Our family still owns the New Vegas Lounge, and I’ve renovated multiple residential buildings in the city. We were featured on ‘This Old House’ in 2004.”

Seven new condos coming to D.C.’s Columbia Heights

Kittrell says the Jet was gutted, with just the brick shell preserved to keep the exterior consistent with the neighborhood. The two condos, priced at $1.25 million and $1.5 million, have been built with a luxury buyer in mind and include walk-in wine storage spaces, custom-made iron banisters, upgraded appliances, marble bathrooms and 9- to 12-foot-high ceilings.

Each unit has 2,000 to 2,300 square feet with three bedrooms, two or three full baths and a half-bath. The penthouse has a private roof deck. An electric car-charging station is in the parking garage.

Residents can walk to shops and restaurants, including the popular Bad Saint eatery on 11th Street. The Columbia Heights and Georgia Avenue Petworth Metro stations are within one-half mile.

For information, visit or contact Jennifer Smira, a real estate agent and senior vice president with Compass at 202-340-7675.

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