Until it shuttered in 2013, the garage at 645 Maryland Ave., NE, had been a neighborhood mainstay for more than a century, serving as an auto-repair shop the entire time. Washington developer OPaL bought the vacant building in 2015 and set about transforming it into three large, luxury condos. The finished building—dubbed the New Union Garage, in homage to the shop’s original name—hit the market last week. Two of the three condos, listed for $1.9 million and $1.85 million, have already sold.
All three units are more than 2,000 square feet, with three bedrooms and private outdoor space. The remaining condo is listed for $1.7 million.
OPaL’s principal, Sean Ruppert, says the buyers of the first two condos are both recent DC transplants. He says the third unit (which is one level) has attracted interest from empty-nesters who already live on the Hill but want to downsize from rowhouses. The building was designed by GPS Designs Architecture. P Four handled the interior decorating.
Take a look at the dramatic transformation.