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The Chapel at Bishop's Gate

Built in 1927, The Chapel at Bishop's Gate was originally home the St. Augustine Parochial School, Washington's oldest parish school. Its masterful renovation used creative design to retain the chapel's most distinct qualities. Each residence in the Chapel building are unique and feature original architectural elements including 30 foot vaulted ceilings, original leaded stained glass windows, spiral staircases, and marble wainscoting. (learn more about The Chapel at Bishop's Gate)

The Chapel at Bishop's Gate is located in at 1715 15th St NW in Logan Circle


The Carberry School

Carbery School's groundbreaking restoration launched a movement to restore and repurpose DC's historic schoolhouses. Built in 1887, the

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1. The Bower

Enjoy a view of the Anacostia River with close proximity to Capitol Hill at The Bower in Navy Yard. The Bower is located at 1300 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003.

View available condos for sale at The Bower. 

2. The Oronoco

Experience Old Town Alexandria with a water view from the luxurious condominium, The Oronoco. The Oronoco is located at 601 N Fairfax St #605, Alexandria, VA 22314.

View available condos for sale at The Oronco.

3. Harbour Square

Harbour Square is a new Co-op with an expansive Rooftop and extensive amenities. Harbour Square is located at 400 - 560 N St SW, Washington, DC 20024.

View available Harbour Square condos for sale.

4. Prospect House

Prospect House offers 2 story living with the

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1. Wardman Tower

Located at 2660 Connecticut Ave NW #7D, Wardman Tower is a historic luxury building less than 1 block from the Woodley Park Metro Station. View available condos at Wardman Tower.

2. Jenkins Row

 Jenkins Row is a four-story brick building located at 1391 Pennsylvania Ave SE in the heart of Capitol Hill. The building is just 1 Block from Potomac Station! View available condos at Jenkins Row.

3. The Clara Barton

The Clara Barton is situated just above Penn Quarter's vibrant 7th Street Strip at 616 E St NW and is just under 2 blocks away from the Archives Metro Station. View available condos at The Clara Barton.

4. Mather Studios

 Dating back to 1919, Mather Studios was completely renovated in 2003 and is now home to loft

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Warm, bright, inviting studio in 1950 coop located on quiet tree lined street close to Rock Creek Park, The Zoo, METRO, & nightlife/shops of Adams Morgan. Full Service Building with 24 hr desk. Incredible Roof Deck with panoramic views. Bike Rm. Exercise Rm. Cats Welcome. Unit freshly painted with gleaming parquet floors. Newly renovated kitchen w/granite counters. Updated Bath. Huge walk in closet. 

1801 Clydesdale Place NW #503 is listed courtesy of Abbott Klar Real Estate

Call (202) 559-8999 for more information and availability

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  Enjoy this sweet spot in DC with super low condo fees, Pet-friendly building. Great 1-bed condo in Boutique building in the heart of DC. Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Grocery, Transport - all just right outside the door! Updated condo with large living space, Big Windows, Granite Kitchen, Central AC, In-unit washer/dryer. Building also has a great roof-top deck.    2008 16th St NW, #3 is listed courtesy of Abbott Klar Real Estate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices   Call (202) 559-8999 for more information and availability                                                
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This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft in Mather Studios features 10' ft ceilings, exposed brick walls, exposed ducts, polished concrete floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite kitchen counters. There is a huge master bathroom, and laundry is located in-unit. Mather Studios offers concierge service and is pet friendly! All this steps from City Center, Chinatown, Penn Quarter: DC's best amenities out your door!

916 G St NW #402 is offered at $679,000

Listing courtesy of Abbott Klar Real Estate of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Call (202) 559-8999 for more information and availability 

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Top floor corner studio flooded with south/southeast light and features treetop and city views. The unit comes with a custom designed murphy bed and floor to ceiling attached shelving. Renovated bathroom and contemporary kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Ample storage thru-out including two walk-in closets with Elfa shelving. Cats are welcome. The building has a bike room, is close to great transit and has a walk score of 94. The co-op is undergoing major capital improvements.

1669 Columbia Rd NW #402 is offered for $179,000

Listing Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

Please Contact Abbott Klar Real Estate at 202-559-8999 for more information and availability

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high-rises fireworks

Written by Brian Enright

Millions of Americans love watching fireworks on the 4th and New Years Eve.  In fact we like them so much that we pile in the car, sit in the heat for hours to get a good spot and then suffer the traffic to get back home.  What if you could just step out onto your terrace for the best view?  Then when it's over and everyone else has to schlep back to their car you just step inside for another glass of wine.  If that sounds like a good way to enjoy the show then take a look at the list below.  We asked each Highrises.com partner agent and high-rise specialist which buildings have the best fireworks views.   Consider a condo in these buildings if you like to entertain on holidays.  OR find a friend who lives in one of them...

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Are you thinking about putting your condo on one of the many vacation rental sites like AirBNB but not certain if your HOA allows it?  Here are some steps to help you navigate the process of renting out your condo for a short term vacation rental and avoiding personal liability.


The first step is to look at the laws that your city has regarding short term rentals.  Many cities have restrictions on short term rentals (typically less than 30 days) that if not followed can lead you to penalties and fines.  You can easily check to see what your regulations are by doing a Google search with your city name and the key words “short-term rental regulation”.  There have been hotel and zoning laws enacted by your city far before the AirBNB

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The USUThis is one of our new favorite things!  The USU was created for urban dwellers, and is especially useful for high-rise residents as it provides much-needed storage space right in your parking space.  USU launched in Austin, TX, where they have hundreds of units in buildings throughout the city.  Because of the demand USU has expanded and can now ship and set up their storage units throughout the United States.  If you could use about 60 cubic feet of extra storage give them a call at 512-981-5735 or visit the USU website.  They even provide "white glove" delivery and set up right in your parking space.  Click here to see their brochure.


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 Loaded up USU


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