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"Live like an ambassador in this stunning repurposed historical structure. Expansive spaces and original building details abound!"

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Chinese Embassy

In 1902 Waddy Wood, renowned Washington, DC architect drew the original plans for what was to become the Imperial Chinese Legation at 2001 19th Street, NW in fashionable Dupont Circle.  The Georgian Revival masterpiece housed the embassy until 1944 and today it is home to 13 unique and architecturally significant condominium residences.  Elegant details of the original structure remain including the grand entry foyer, limestone blocked windows, handsome wood burning fireplaces and the building's main reception hall, now part of one of the units.  Properties here are on one and two levels and are all generous in size going up to almost 2,500 square feet.  Private outdoor spaces are either garden level terraces or private roof decks.  Parking is on site but not covered. There is abundant extra storage in the building's common lower level.  

Ambassadorial Amenities at the Chinese Embassy

  • 12' and two story ceilings many with original beams
  • Handsome wood burning fireplaces
  • Hardwood floors and original trim throughout
  • Impressive windows trimmed in limestone
  • Expansive floor plans and generous room sizes
  • Private gardens and roof decks
  • One and two level units
  • Assigned surface parking for each unit
  • Small association of only 13 residents
  • Private entrances on certain units
  • Pet friendly building

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Accessing DC's Best from the Chinese Embassy

Located on a quiet corner of at 19th and Vernon Streets, NW, the Chinese Embassy is truly centrally located and provides a great walkable location with superb access to downtown, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Adams Morgan and the rest of the city. The Metro along the Red Line at Dupont Circle is just 5 blocks away.  Getting to Reagan National Airport and Virginia takes just minutes by car or Uber.  Residents enjoy being just moments away from the White House, Kennedy Center and the best shopping and dining in the city.

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Dupont Circle is a hub for a colorful and lively mix of people and lifestyles, bustling with coffeehouses, art galleries, restaurants and upscale retail stores. The varied architectural styles of the homes in Dupont Circle are just as spectacular. Residents enjoy the "in-town" proximity to all the best the city has to offer in a verdant and very livable environment. Rock Creek Park provides walking and jogging paths as well as easy access in and out of the city. A Sunday Farmer's Market is a neighborhood gem where vendors offer everything from organic local produce to gourmet cheeses.

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