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1108 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036

Adele Condominium is a conversion of Planned Parenthood office building to mixed-use project combining office space and 14 luxury condominium units. The project is located in the 16th Street Historic District. The project is a 42,000 square feet mixed-use development with 23,000 square feet of residential and 19,000 square feet of office space. Developers incorporated a south-facing courtyard to maximize window and balcony area and included a private walk-out 8th floor terrace which also allows greater sunlight into the courtyard. The Adele is among the very few condominium projects to offer full customization options. Buyers may purchase a shell or customize to almost any degree. Some restrictions apply.

Developer: Red Multifamily (Red A&W 1 LLC) (prev. DC Urban Properties)
Architect: Nelson Architects + arch. historian Andi Adams – Goulston & Storrs
Contractor:  1108 16th Condos Construction

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Adele Condominium Overview

The first 4 floors of the Adele Condominium will house 19,000 square feet of elegant office space while the upper 4 stories will be occupied by 14 luxury condominium units totaling 23000 square feet and including a single ADU/IZ unit. The Adele will offer one and two bedroom floor plans and a total of three parking spaces. Two bedroom units such as #8S and #9S will offer approximately 1600-1700 square feet of interior living space. The large Penthouse residence will offer approx. 1800-2100 square feet of living space. There will be one front-facing and one rear-facing Penthouse. Each will offer a roof terrace. One Penthouse unit will have a private elevator. The top two levels of the building will house only the two penthouse residences, while the remaining levels are designed for four units per floor. The project offers a common area roof deck.
The Adele will be among the very few condominium properties in Washington DC offering bespoke residences. Buyers have the option of purchasing a shell, or can customize to an almost endless degree. Interior design by Michael Hampton. Standard units offer two design packages. Priced from the $600s to $2M+

Adele Condo Project History

Originally constructed as three rowhouses with bay windows and raised entrances above English basements between 1888-1903, the building went through many transformations. In the early 1900s, a number of remodeling efforts combined the properties, which was utilized as medical and professional office space. Remodeled again in 1954, wood windows on the first two floors were replaced with aluminum and the upper two floors were clad in limestone veneer. The most recent interior retained no discernable features of the former rowhouses or the 1920s office building.
The two-story 1920s classical façade was originally planned to be retained, with the internal structure and upper two floors from the 1954 refacing removed. The retained façade was to be used as the base of a classically-inspired, tripartite composition for the mixed-use project. A single story addition was planned to be flush with, and immediately atop, the retained façade. A four-story middle section above that would have projected oriel bays flanking centered French doors with Juliette balconies. An attic story with an abstracted cornice was to cap the building. The addition was to be clad in brick with stone trim. The same brick would be used on the secondary elevations, portions of which would be visible above the shorter buildings to the south. The penthouse was to be clad in EIFS.

Community Action

Developers met before the Historic Preservation Review Board, which reported in part: …”The conceptual design is compatible with the character of the historic district in its residential apartment building form – one that is widespread in the district — and its 90 foot height. Its tripartite façade composition, classical base, and vertical proportions are compatible and appropriate for a L’Enfant avenue that is typified by buildings with similar qualities. The use of light toned brick and limestone are commensurate with the high quality materials found in the district, and compatible with the many buildings that have the same materials and coloration. The use of the same high quality materials on all elevations of the building is commendable, and the rehabilitation plan for the retained façade would return its fenestration to an appearance compatible with its original character.” The report goes on to say “The architect developed a number of façade studies for review. One of the design issues discussed has been the treatment of the new third floor immediately above the two- story base. In the proposed solution, it is treated as an attic story to the retained base in an effort to provide some breathing room before the oriels commence on the fourth floor. Alternatively, it has been discussed whether bringing the oriels down to engage the third floor might be more appropriate for the classical proportions of the composition, and direction on the best of these two alternatives is welcomed. As the design continues to be developed, alternative cladding materials to EIFS for the penthouse should also be considered. Designed at the full 18’6” height allowed, the penthouse will be visible from vantage points on 16th Street and should be of a commensurate level of materiality and design as the underlying building…” and recommended that the Review Board find the concept design to be compatible with the character of the historic district, seeks the Board’s direction on the third floor design as discussed above, and to delegate final approval to staff.”

The Adele Design Features

The Adele interiors are designed by Michael Hampton, whose designs marry a reverence for classical forms with modern sensibilities. Buyers may purchase one of two of Hampton’s project design packages, or work with his team to create a bespoke interior. This image is from Mr Hampton’s design portfolio and does not reflect standard packages at The Adele.
The Adele is under construction stages and is expected to complete in Q1 2018. Sales begin in spring 2017.
The Adele is priced from the $700s for 1 bedroom units of approx. 700 SF, from $1.5M to 2M+ for 2 bedroom units of approx. 1600 SF to 1700 SF, and Penthouse residences are expected to price from $2M+ for 1800-2100 SF.

The Adele Condominium Mapped

Located in the 16th Street Historic District neighborhood of Washington D.C. approx. 1.5 blks from K Street between Vermont and Connecticut Avenues. The Adele is sited near the corner of 16th and L, approximately 1.5 blocks from Connecticut, and 1.5 blocks from M Street. Convenient to City Center, West End and Dupont Circle.


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