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New Condo Spotlight: The Moderno

An occasional series where we take you inside new condo buildings around Washington.

What: The Moderno.

Where: 1939 12th St., NW, plus two smaller buildings at 1937 and 1935 12th St..

Number of units: 19.

Number sold: 13.

Sizes: The 30,000-square-foot building features flats, duplexes, and triplexes ranging from 635 to 2,300 square feet.

Floor plans: The main building features 15 residences ranging from one-bedroom/one-bath units to two-floor penthouses. All units in the main building have outdoor space off of the bedroom or living room. The auxiliary buildings include four larger units with patios and terraces. Penthouse residences and units in the auxiliary buildings come with parking. Buyers of other units can purchase a spot for $40,000.

Prices: $346,900 to $1.2 million.

In each unit: Hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling glass windows (double-insulated on the front units), solid-core wood doors, quartz countertops, breakfast bars, and washer/dryers. Buyers can customize their closets using the Elfa organizing system. Some units also come with a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer.

Building amenities: The Moderno doesn’t offer many of the hotel-like amenities found at other nearby high-end buildings—there’s no doorman, concierge, or fitness center. But residents are offered private storage spaces and the building has an elevator.

Closest Metro stop: The U Street station on the Metro’s Green and Yellow lines is half a block away.

Special deals: PNC Bank is offering 100-percent financing to qualified buyers.

Expected completion: Done. Buyers began moving in at the end of February.

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