Lofts in Washington D.C. are one of the most available real estate types in the city, both for renting or for buying. When many people envision lofts in Washington D.C., they imagine an open space room with an upper level looking out into the common area. They’re half right – lofts are notoriously open spaced, but they don’t necessarily have to have two levels to be considered a loft.
The word “loft” basically that a living space is partitioned over a warehouse or part of a renovated warehouse or factory. The ceilings are unfinished, giving lofts an industrial-type feel, often with exposed brick, exposed wood beams or original wood or concrete floors. The ceilings are always very high and airy.
Lofts in Washington D.C. are a very popular choice for professionals, though many of the properties are loft-style as opposed to the true loft that is genuinely a former industrial space.
Duplex lofts, or bi-level lofts, are often what people think of when they think of lofts. They have two levels, with one mezzanine looking over the common areas below. Many lofts in Washington D.C. with this design aim to combine work and living space.
The Foundry Lofts at 301 Tingey Street SE near Southwest Waterfront community and Washington Navy Yard is a perfect example of how lofts in Washington D.C. abound. These are one- and two-bedroom apartments with 12 to 14-foot ceilings, open floor plans and track lighting. They start at $2,295 for a one-bedroom and ranges up to $4,139. And these are true lofts, adapted from an old Navy Yard industrial building in 2011.
Or both the 1225 Lofts at 1225 13th Street and 1700 Kalorama Lofts in Adams Morgan offer a condominium option for homebuyers looking to invest in lofts in Washington D.C.
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Rock Creek Realty: http://www.rcrdc.com/southwest.php
D.C. Lofts: http://www.dclofts.com/about.html
Foundry Lofts: http://www.foundryloftsdc.com/