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"Rarely available and always desirable. This former mansion turned embassy is home to but a few lucky residents. No two units are the same."

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The Duncan

In 1906 Dr. William Duncan McKim commissioned his spectacular private mansion to be built with a grand music room boasting 45 foot ceilings and a near-full-height stained glass window, a signature trademark of the building today.  Prominent architects Hornblower and Marshall, whose credits include the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, the Duncan Phillips House, and countless private residential mansions designed the building. More recently the property served as the Taiwanese Embassy until being converted into a 9 unit luxury condominium by DC based Zahn Design in 2004. The Duncan remains a distinctive Dupont Circle landmark with its gas lamps, original two story stained glass window and impressive entryway.  

Today residents enjoy the one and two level living spaces replete with the finest finishes available enveloped in architecturally significant design. Large, airy and open floor plans feature hardwood flooring throughout, enormous windows that flood the spaces with sunlight, gourmet kitchens, spa like baths and wood burning fireplaces. The Duncan is a rare offering and units that come up here don't stay on the market for long.

The Luxury Legacy Continues at the Duncan

  • Airy floor plans with two story and 13' ceilings
  • One and two level layouts
  • Private roof terraces for the penthouse units
  • Original stained glass and 2 story windows 
  • Gourmet kitchens with Viking and SubZero appliances
  • Statuary marble spa baths
  • Handsome and traditional moldings throughout
  • Oak and Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring
  • Wood burning fireplaces
  • Garage parking and extra storage
  • Pet friendly building

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Accessing the Best of DC from the Duncan

Located at the corner of 18th and R Streets, NW, the Duncan is truly centrally located and provides a great walkable location with superb access to downtown, Georgetown and the rest of the city. The Metro along the Red Line has two entrances both north and south of the circle itself and is just 3 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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Living In Stylish Dupont Circle

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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