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New condos underway in DC's Adams Morgan

The Adamo condominium is under construction in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.
The Adamo condominium is under construction in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Perseus Realty

The lively Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, DC is known for its restaurants, bars, and nightlife, but has not offered much in the way of upscale housing - until now.

A 34-unit luxury condominium, The Adamo, is now under construction at 1827 Adams Mill Road. Urban Pace will begin presales in September, and the project is scheduled to deliver in May of 2015. The building will include 8,500 square feet of ground-level retail space, which will include at least one new signature restaurant.

“This corner location at the confluence of Calvert Road, Adams Mill Road, and 18th Street provides is perfect for upscale urban living,” said Urban Pace President Lynn Hackney. “The roof deck and upper levels will offer expansive views down 18th Street to Washington’s monumental core.”

Condos at The Adamo will be uniquely designed to fit the trapezoidal floorplate of this corner location. Inspired by the eclectic neighborhood, the lobby will feature sleek and modern built-in millwork, vibrant glass artwork by renowned artist Mindy Weisel, and custom light fixtures. The Adamo’s rooftop will have a grilling station and outdoor seating areas.

Unit finishes will include German-made hardwood floors, modern custom kitchen cabinetry from a Canadian millwork shop, quartz countertops, white and green glass backsplashes, and stainless steel appliances by Bosch and KitchenAid. Bathrooms will combine travertine-like porcelain tiles and textured linen tiles. Bathroom vanity cabinetry is designed to “float” on the wall.

The Adamo’s one and two-bedroom residences will be priced from the $400,000’s. There will be 27 underground parking spaces that can be leased by buyers or other neighborhood residents along with bike parking and storage units.

The Adamo is located in one of four historic neighborhoods within Adams Morgan: Lanier Heights, which is bounded by the National Zoo, Adams Mill Road, Harvard Street, and Columbia Road. The other three historic neighborhoods were Kalorama, Shaw, and Meridian Hill. In 1958, the Adams Morgan Better Neighborhood Conference successfully desegregated two elementary schools, the all-white John Quincy Adams School and all-black Thomas P. Morgan School. The city then redrew boundary lines and renamed the area Adams Morgan.