Reaching a grand 12 stories in height, The Lafayette in Penn Quarter is one of the neighborhood’s pinnacles of luxury condo living. Perfect for the urban commuter who wants a short walk to work (and to restaurants, and to shops, and to museums, and to theaters), the building’s 179 residences have everything you’d expect from sought-after D.C. condos, including gourmet kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows, and expansive closet space. Another draw for residents: the building’s pet policy – which is not only friendly, but extends its hospitality to your larger canine friends as well. The Lafayette’s prime location at the corner of 7th and D Streets NW means you’ll have immediate, walkable access to some of the city’s best dining, including Hill Country Barbecue Market
(go for the lean brisket, and don’t skimp on the campfire baked beans with burnt ends) and Teaism
(get the chai and a salty oat cookie). Of course, if you feel like staying in, you could always have your own barbecue on the building’s rooftop, which includes grills, a pool, and postcard-ready views of the National Mall.