Buchanan Park & Buchanan School
New Townhomes & Condos in Hill East DC


1325 D Street SE Washington, DC 20003

Buchanan Park is a development of 32 three and four bedroom townhomes on the former Buchanan School site in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington DC.

Townhouse Developer: Insight Property Group & Federal Capital Partners
Architect: Maurice Walters Architects
Renderings: Maurice Walters Architect, P.C.
Landscape Architect: Parker Rodriguez
Civil Engineer: Bowman Consulting
Structural: Linton Engineering, LLC
MEP: Capitol Engineering Group, LLC
Constructed: 2016 through 2018
Townhome Status: Now selling, Summer 2017 deliveries
Pricing:  From the $1.2’s to the $1.3’s
Status: Now selling at pre-construction prices

Buchanan School


1324 E Street SE  Washington DC 20003

Buchanan School is the restoration and conversion of a century school building to 41 luxury condominiums in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Condo Developer: Ditto Residential
Architect: SK&I Architects, Quinn Evans Architects
Constructed: 2016 through 2018
Condominium Status: Under construction, Selling
Pricing: From the high $300’s

Buchanan Park & Buchanan School

Buchanan Park & Buchanan School Project Overview

The vacant Buchanan School property, including four connected brick school buildings, was purchased by Insight Property Group, who sold two buildings to Ditto Residential as part of a combined townhouse and condominium development. Two buildings were razed to create the 2.1 acre project, which includes 32 three and four bedroom townhomes along 13th and D Streets and 41 condominiums. Buchanan Walk will function as a mews with landscaping, seating, recreation lawn and including a communal table. A 30 space parking garage and two on-site parking spaces will be offered. Townhomes have private, below-grade garages.
From the original proposal: “As part of an overall larger development plan, the applicants plan to parcel off the side and rear yards of the historic former Buchanan School, which fronts E Street SE. They would remove two non-historic wings of the school and create new buildable lots that would front 13th Street SE and D Street SE. On Parcel A, which is the west side of the subject property, the applicants propose 22 single-family townhouses and six flats. They are proposing 17 new lots – 5 lots along D Street and 12 lots on 13th Street. As shown in the applicant’s submission, the 1903 map shows that historically there were lots along 13th and D Streets. The proposed buildings are all three stories and approximately 37 feet tall and would have at least a 20 foot rear yard. All of the proposed buildings except the flats at Lots 9 and 21 would have internal garage parking at rear of the buildings, which would be accessed by a new alley connection at the interior of the development. Lots 9 and 21 would have surface parking for one car. The applicants propose a pedestrian thoroughfare located between the townhouses and the side of the school building, which they plan to convert to residential units in the future. The applicant states they will meet the 10% IZ requirement and will offer 3 to 4 units with 3-4 bedrooms at 50% and 80% AMI. In the future the applicants plan additional residential development on the subject property. On Parcel B they plan to convert the former school building into residential units and on Parcel C they plan to construct matter-of-right townhomes on new lots fronting D Street in the rear yard of the former school building (see Sheet A006 in Exhibit 31D1). This development would conform to zoning.”

Buchanan Park Townhomes Overview

Insight Property Group will offer thirty-two three and four bedroom townhomes with customizable floor plans and features. Townhouses include garage parking and private roof decks. Purchasers may choose from several floor plan configurations; the Pierce and the Lincoln. These 3 bedrooms plus a den floor plans offer approximately 1,900 square feet of living space and there is an option to include as many as 4.5 baths. A third design named the Buchanan, will offer approximately 3,100 square feet and includes a fully legal, rentable 1 bedroom residence on the ground floor. All homes come with private parking. Pre-construction pricing starts at $1,270,000, and is available only to initial purchasers. Pricing, availability, and incentives are subject to change without notice.

Buchanan School Condos Overview

Ditto is offering one, two and three bedroom condominium residences ranging in size from 615 to 1,350 square feet and priced from the high $300’s to $1M+. Parking is available for purchase. Sales began the first week of October and 50% of the project pre-sold during that period.

Buchanan Park Towns Design Features

Townhouse features and finishes include Finishes include Waterworks fixtures in the bathrooms, complemented by marble tile in the master bath and porcelain tile work in all guest baths. Kitchens include an island, Bosch stainless steel appliance package with wall oven, a 36” double-door refrigerator, and dishwasher with custom millwork cabinetry. First and second floors will feature sand-in-place white oak hardwood flooring with a choice of one of three stains. Third floor bedrooms will be fitted with British 100% wool carpeting. Features include high ceilings with crown moulding and recessed lights, dual zone heating and cooling and rooftop terraces finished with Trex decking, a gas line connection, water bib, lighting, and an electrical outlet. Customization options are available.

Buchanan Park Townhome Floor Plans & Pricing

Two basic floor plans are available, the Pierce and Lincoln. Multiple lots are available for sale for townhome construction. Pricing from the $1.2’s to the $1.3’s.

Buchanan School Condos Design Features

Designed with Ditto’s trademark high quality and effortless style, restoration and redesign of the old school buildings offers a sophisticated mix of old and new. Buchanan School condominiums feature natural light, ceiling heights to 14 feet, double-height windows, exposed brick walls, and custom kitchens. Many offer private outdoor spaces with patios as large as 300 square feet. Finishes include white oak hardwood floors and matching white oak kitchen cabinets, custom marble bath flooring, Calacatta gold quartz countertops and stainless appliances. The building boasts an elevator, bicycle and parcel rooms, and parking. The grand room provides a welcoming entry, library and fireplace. Residents can enjoy a landscaped patio lounging area with gas grill.

Buchanan School Condos Floor Plans & Pricing

Each of the 41 condominium units at Buchanan School is unique. A mix of one, two, and three bedroom homes are available.. Pricing from the high $300’s.

Buchanan Park & Buchanan School Mapped

Buchanan Park is sited between D Street to the north and E Street to the south, 14th Street to the east and 13th Street to the west in the Capitol Hill – Hill East neighborhood of Washington DC.


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