Fresh off the success of the Huntress Coal Oil building, a vacant-lot-turned-extraordinary-condo-building in Shaw, the same trio (project design by Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc., development by S2, and staging and styling by Anna and Dan Kahoe of GoodWood) has reunited for another exquisitely designed, of-the-moment venture, this time just steps from both H Street and Capitol Hill.
Like Huntress Coal, the new building–dubbed The Jackson–is full of large, light-filled spaces, with open living areas and high-end finishes. Half of the six flats fall into what the design group is calling The Modern Residences, with clean-lined cabinets, oodles of glass, and sleek lines. And the other half are the The Classic Residences, with Shaker cabinets, soft gray hardwood floors, and Restoration Hardware fixtures. Every flat has two bedrooms and and two bathrooms–and five of the six also boast a den. Buyers can choose which aesthetic better suits their taste. Personally, I’d lean Classic and embrace the warmth and grace of the design.
In a rare find for the District there’s also a carriage house available, with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and 1,360 square feet of living space, and a shared (grassy!) backyard for all the tenants.
But the building’s allure goes beyond the listing details and lies in the attention to detail for surfaces large and small. This is no basic-build condo. The Kahoes, well-known throughout the city for their modern-meets-vintage aesthetic and keen ability to mix chrome 1970s-era lamps with glass-door Victorian bookcases, filled each space with carefully selected furniture and objets. Buying a property at The Jackson is to buy a home that has a design-lover’s sensibility already incorporated, and a sense of the playfulness and insouciance that the Kahoes embody. Oh, and the staging furniture and other pieces are also available for purchase along with the home–so if you love the whole look, you can move right into it.
The flats and carriage house range in price from $625,000 to $760,000, and go on sale November 12. For more information, head over to www.63014thstreet.com.