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The Presidential
Under Contract | $1,095,000

1026 16th Street NW #202

Washington, DC 20036

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"This stunning example pre-war architecture, noted as a “Best Address” in Washington, DC, delivers with a spacious and gracious floor plan and an unbeatable location.  Period details, updated kitchen and baths, plus the service and gracious elements you’d expect, combine to create the perfect in-town experience.  You can walk just 3 blocks to the White House!" 

Live the Downtown Good Life at one of Washington’s "Best Addresses"

This stunning cooperative at The Presidential is the result of two apartments being merged into one, with approximately 1,700 square feet of sublime living space. Located at the corner of 16th and L Streets, the historic Grande Dame building is just three blocks north of the White House.

The first thing you’ll notice upon entering The Presidential is the lobby with its fluted black marble pillars and an ornate ceiling in the Adamesque style. The onsite staff are there to welcome you home Monday through Friday. Unit #202 continues the feeling of spatial grandeur with a giant sunlit living room that is open to a large adjacent formal dining room. Exquisitely preserved hardwood floors, crown molding and built-ins provide the kind of charm and craftsmanship that is missing in so many newer buildings. A large study/second bedroom offers exposures on two sides, including triple bay windows.

A newly redone kitchen features upscale stainless steel appliances, white granite counters, white wood and glass cabinets and wraparound white brick backsplashes. There are two bedrooms and two recently renovated baths in the residence. A lovely master suite includes tall windows, plenty of closet space, delightful architectural details and an en-suite white marble bath with granite counters and a giant glass walled shower.

The Iconic Presidential Exemplifies Old World Charm and Craftsmanship

Built in 1922, The Presidential is the last of the original apartment buildings in this neighborhood, others having been razed through eras of redevelopment. Designed by legendary Washington architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr., the historic building with its Indiana limestone bas relief and Corinthian marble columns, is emblematic of the transition from the last stages of Romanesque Revival style to Beaux-Arts principles.

Featured in James M. Goode’s book about Washington’s most distinguished apartments, the building was converted to co-op ownership in 1959. As a result, utilities, taxes and insurance are covered in the monthly fee. Amenities include front desk, a doorman, laundry, central air conditioning and basement storage bins. The remarkable location will put you at the center of downtown restaurants, museums, theaters and other attractions.

Accessing the Best of Dupont and Downtown from The Presidential

The Presidential is ideally positioned at the southern part of Dupont Circle, as well as being right in the middle of Washington’s vibrant downtown scene. You can get anywhere you want by foot, and the number of surrounding restaurants, bakeries and takeout is simply staggering. Del Sur, Mirabelle, Mazi DC, Morton’s, and Bar and Lounge 54 represent just a few of the nearby dining choices.

It’s not just food that will whet your appetite. There’s museums, theaters and top boutique retailers all around. You can also stroll to the White House, the National Mall, The President’s Park and all of the memorials and landmarks. Dupont’s famed circle with its inner park and fountain is a few blocks north, as are all of the neighborhood’s fun and funky shops, yoga hangouts and coffee joints. And, if you tire of all the walking and bicycling, multiple Metros are also super close by.

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