Recently, Washingtonian got a sneak peek at a newly renovated condo building in Columbia Heights. The Irving—at 3101 Sherman Ave., NW a few blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro—stands four stories tall plus a rooftop terrace. It has 20 units, ranging from studios (375 square feet) to two-bedrooms (780 square feet).
Miss Pixie’s provided the furnishings and staging, marking the first time the popular 14th Street vintage furniture store has partnered with a developer in this way. “I don’t usually do staging, but this seemed like a great project and a learning opportunity,” says Pixie Windsor, the store’s founder. “I love working with empty spaces and the apartment was so lovely and light-filled.”
Realtor Yianni Konstantopoulos of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty approached Windsor on partnering as he is a fan of her store. Windsor culls her eclectic mix of furniture, fixtures, and paintings from local auctions, with an eye for a younger homeowner. “For someone in their twenties or thirties, it’s a great space, especially if you work from home,” says Windsor. Most of the featured furnishings in the staged one-bedroom are for sale, like the reclaimed wood console in the condo entry and the Saarinen-style tulip table in the dining area.
The condos, developed by Columbia Property Capital, start at $270,000 for a studio and top out at $485,000 for a two-bedroom; fees are expected to be around $225 per month. They will be on the market in late April/early May. Here’s a peek inside.
A ceramic dog from Dixon’s Furniture Auction on the Eastern Shore greets guests from atop a reclaimed wood console made by Ken Hoffman in Staunton, Virginia. (All featured items are for sale at Miss Pixie’s unless otherwise noted.)
The main living area feels roomy thanks to generous natural light and neutral hardwood floors (those blue bamboo chairs just sold, and the couch is not for sale).
Modern updates in the kitchen include shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and 18-inch subway tiles. A nearby closet holds the washer and dryer.
The bedroom features a gray-painted dresser from Neighborhood Furniture & Antiques’ Jim Moran.
A large, silver leaf-painted desk from Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers easily fits in the spacious bedroom.
The bathroom’s updates include slate floors and a floating vanity.
Rooftop access provides views of the Capitol and National Cathedral.