Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that a rowhouse at 1321 21st St. NW was constructed by architect Harry Wardman. The house is an example of the Wardman style but was designed by H.R. Howenstein.

A rowhouse at 1321 21st St. NW in Dupont Circle is being converted into a six-unit condominium building called Newport 21.

The building was constructed in the Harry Wardman style in 1921. Now the Rubin Group has restored the facade of the building, raised part of the roof and added a basement entrance to the front.

In back, the building has been transformed with a four-level (three above ground and a basement) rectangular addition of brick, metal and glass.

Inside the building is a stairwell/atrium space with skylights that connect the original and new sections.

The Newport 21 condominiums include three one-bedroom and three two-bedroom units ranging from 500 to 1,200 square feet. Each unit has 8.5- to 10-foot-high ceilings, hardwood flooring, an open floor plan and a modern kitchen with granite counters, a glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances.

Prices range from $409,900 to $899,900.

Four of the units have outdoor space and the two most expensive units each have a parking space.

The two-level penthouse unit has a private 600-square-foot rooftop deck with views across the city to the spires of Georgetown University.

For information on Newport 21, call realty agent Trent Heminger with Beasley Real Estate at 202-210-6448 or visit .

Downtown families to attend public education forum

The increasing development of condominiums and apartments in downtown Washington’s Mount Vernon Triangle area has brought new families into the neighborhood who need to navigate the challenges of the city’s public-school system.

To help these families, the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) and Kids in the Triangle are hosting a public forum called “How Growing Downtown Families Approach D.C. Public Education” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 901 Third St. NW. The free event will be moderated by MVT CID President Claire Schaefer Oleksiak and will include panelists Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools; Scott Pearson, executive director of the D.C. Public Charter School Board; and Michael Moss, principal of the Walker Jones Education Campus in Northwest Washington.

For more information, call the MVT CID at 202-216-0511, ext. 23 or visit mountvernon

Ultra-luxurious condominiums coming to Georgetown soon

Eastbanc is building seven condos at 1055 High, 1055 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown overlooking the C&O canal.

Sales are expected to begin in late February or early March for these units, which have 3,300 to 4,300 square feet and a private terrace or balcony.

Prices are expected to range from $3 million to $5 million for the units, which have three or more bedrooms and three or more bathrooms.

The building will include a landscaped roof terrace with a swimming pool and a glass-
enclosed fitness center.

Each unit comes with two reserved parking spaces, and guest parking will be available as well, a prime amenity in parking-starved Georgetown.

Residents will be able to walk to shops and restaurants along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, to Washington Harbour and to Waterfront Park.

For more information, visit .

Win a home visit from ‘Ask the Builder’

Do you have a modest DIY project that you can’t seem to figure out on your own? Here’s your chance to win an in-home visit and a little help from Ask the Builder columnist Tim Carter.

The contest consists of an online game that is a modern-day version of an old-fashioned Treasure Hunt. Beginning Feb. 18, you can join a free, three-week game of following clues and visiting Web sites looking for answers to simple questions posed by Carter. The contest is open to homeowners and renters.

To get started, visit
and sign up for the free newsletter. The game will start with a small snippet of a large photo and a short list of Web pages to visit to find the large version of the photo.

Once you reach that page, you’ll have to study it to find the answers to simple questions. Players will be given Treasure Hunt “Sailing Instructions” on random days for 21 days after the starting date. Prizes, including power tools and other products for your home as well as the grand prize visit by Carter, will be awarded to randomly chosen people from the pool of participants who answer the questions correctly.

— Michele Lerner

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