New Condos in Mount Vernon Triangle DC


444-446 K St NW Washington, DC 20001

The Josephine is a conversion of two historic rowhouses and construction of a new, 5-story building to their rear in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood of Washington DC. Offered will be five residential units and ground floor retail.

Developer: Han Jan
Architect: Studio Crowley Hall
Contractor:  Unknown

The Josephine Condos Mt Vernon Triangle DC

The Josephine Project Overview

The Josephine repurposes two historic 1800’s rowhouses at 444 and 446 K Street as a single building with a first-floor retail space taking the address 448 K Street. The residential component will be primarily t2 bedroom condominium units, with only a single 1 bedroom unit offered. The building will be topped by a roof deck. The entry hallway is converted stairway space and will divide the retail space from an adjacent building.
The 2-story Italianate rowhouses with once identical  façades were constructed in 1874. The current use is commercial business. The first floor front steps at 444 K were removed at some point in the past and various other alterations were made. Developers say the buildings have also suffered structural damage from the recent surrounding construction. The properties are now surrounded on three sides by 12 story residential buildings.

Community Action

In June 2015 the developer presented a general massing study for a 10 story rear addition extending above historic rowhouses. The Board found that a visible vertical addition could be compatible but should not overlap the existing historic buildings. The project has been revised to include the renovation of the historic houses with a 5-story rear addition built behind them and set back 15’ from the rear property line. “The proposed design also fills in the 5’ side yard with a 2-story glass entrance connecting the street entrance to the rear building. The façades would be restored, however the 444 K Street entry level which has been severely altered would be modified to become a projecting bay strorefront at grade. The design also calls for introducing 8 new windows on the alley elevation. On the interior, much of the structure of 446 would be demolished to lower the first floor structure to be at grade, and with the rear wall and party wall removed at the 2nd floor. The party wall would remain at the first floor with punched openings and the north exterior wall would need to be rebuilt due to its lack of structural integrity. The rear doglegs would be removed and a new 5-story addition clad in a screen structure and terra cotta panels would be built behind the historic rowhouses. Roof decks would be located at the third floor on the roof of the historic buildings, set back from the front and sides, and at the roof of the new construction.”

The Josephine Design Features

Design details for this project have not yet been released. Check back for updates.
Development and MRIS information on this site is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Square footage and other details are as represented by sellers, their representatives and/or developers.

The Josephine Mapped

The Josephine is located at K Street NW where it intersects with 4 1/2 Street, just north of Prather Court, across from the Lyric apartments at 440 K.  I Street lies to the south, 5th Street to the west and 4th Street to the east. The project is located in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, adjacent to Penn Quarter/Chinatown in northwest Washington DC.


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