“I moved fast. I picked the unit I wanted. It was one of the smallest, but it has a large patio and a private entrance, the only one in the building. I signed a contract,” she said of her initial visit in February. She was the first person in and the first to buy. She plans to move to the Wyeth in May.
Mungo has been living in a basement apartment in Columbia Heights, a neighborhood very near Petworth, for eight years. “I wanted to stay in my neighborhood, near my friends who have become my family. This house checked all my boxes,” she said.
Located in the 4000 block of Georgia Avenue between Shepherd and Taylor streets, the Wyeth is a new building by Lock7 Development. Square 134 Architects designed the building inside and out. Urban Pace is handling sales.
The facade is mostly a cream-colored brick that gleams pale yellow in the sunlight. A central atrium — an outdoor space open from the ground level up — is visible from all units. “Everyone has some access to it,” said Liza Pence, sales manager with Urban Pace.
Alexandra Bouharb said she and her boyfriend are also enamored of the building. “We’d been touring condos throughout D.C. for a month and were drawn to the Wyeth because of its contemporary look,” she said.
The couple, who live in Springfield, Va., arrived a half-hour early for their tour, which gave them a chance to explore. “We had just enough time,” Bouharb said, “to grab coffee at Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop; walk by the Saturday farmers market spot; look into Willow, the women’s boutique, and the flower shop She Loves Me; and see the dog park.” They loved the neighborhood, she said, and practically decided to live there before even seeing the Wyeth’s interior.
Kaeri Johnson and Daphna Shai, who live a half-mile away in 16th Street Heights, chose a unit with two outdoor spaces. They plan to set up a couple of small chairs and a coffee table outside when they move in.
Johnson said they were attracted to the Wyeth’s big windows, which fill the units with natural light. “I like the style and finishes. I even love the appliances and water heater and HVAC system because of their nice design,” Johnson said.
The furnished model unit, No. 8, has two levels. The front door opens into a hallway that leads to the kitchen and living space. Two bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs. There is a narrow balcony off each bedroom. If you sit up in bed, you can see Washington National Cathedral in the distance. “It’s like townhouse living in a condo,” Pence said.
Small, white rectangular tiles arranged in a chevron pattern decorate the kitchen backsplash in the model unit, and bathroom walls have white tile in a brick pattern. The bedrooms and closets have space-saving pocket doors.
What’s nearby: President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home is a national monument and national historic landmark, with beautiful grounds, atop a hill east of Petworth. Rock Creek Cemetery is an 86-acre public park known for its sculptures and memorials. .
Schools: Powell Elementary, MacFarland Middle, Theodore Roosevelt High.
Transportation:Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro station, on the Green and Yellow lines, is within walking distance and has five bike racks.
4016 Georgia Ave. NW
There are nine condominium units in the building. Five are for sale at prices ranging from $399,900 to $674,900.
Builder: Lock7 Development
Features: Pale oak flooring is installed throughout the units. Kitchens have stainless-steel GE appliances, quartz counters, white cabinets and under-cabinet lighting. Bathrooms have mosaic floor tiles, frameless glass shower doors, quartz countertops, medicine cabinets and Delta fixtures. Elfa shelving systems are built into the closets. Windows are fitted with shades or blinds, there’s a wired alarm system and LED lighting.
Bedrooms/bathrooms: 1 or 2 / 1 or 2
Square-footage: 722 to 1,203
Condominium association fee: $173 a month
View model: By appointment.
Contacts: Liza Pence at 202-740-1695 and Audrey Snow at 202-841-7965 or thewyethdc.com