As a someone who prefers to rent from an owner over management companies, I tend to gravitate towards row houses and condominiums. Recently, I visited a friend’s very modern apartment building off Mass. Ave., and was surprised at how much I liked it. Take a walk around Chinatown, or the Southwest Waterfront, and you’ll find dozens of cranes dotting the skyline. In the next few months many new apartment buildings will become available for folks who prefer modern aesthetics and cool amenities. For those looking to move now, I’ve pulled a mix of options with modern touches; some are condos within broken up row houses, but most are either new builds, or newly renovated apartment buildings.


$3695 / 3br – Excellent 3 bedroom condo w/ outdoor patio available October 1st (Capitol Hill)

This three bedroom condo features an exterior that’s as modern as you can get — all brick, with clean lines. I could see this space work well for a family, or older group of roommates. The entire “house” is bright and clean with a lot of space. My favorite feature is the cool sun room pictured above, which leads to a backyard patio.

What’s not to love: I’m less familiar with the location of this complex, and it sounds like the condo association prefers someone who’s will commit to a two-year lease.

$3195 / 2br – Gorgeous 2 bedroom condo water/gas/trash service included (U Street Corridor)

This apartment is about as contemporary as you can get style-wise. Click through the post to see a modern kitchen and bar, and bright accent walls. As previously mentioned, with modern buildings come amenities, and the rooftop on this one looks amazing. Second-best feature has to be the location, you’ll never be bored living this close to U Street.

Why you should think twice: the closet pictured here looks tight, but it could just be the way the current tenant organized it.

 $2900 / 2br – Beautiful apartment in Adams Morgan! One Month Free! (2426 19th St NW)

Based on the address, I believe this is a unit within The Wallasy, a gorgeous building renovated not too long ago. I’ve walked by a few times, and know it’s nestled on a quiet street in Adams Morgan. The gleaming kitchen is enough to make me want to tour. For a boutique building the units seem to be spacious. I also love that it has a rooftop with a wet bar and grill.

Why you shouldn’t chose it: An immediate reason for not wanting it live here isn’t clear to me. Perhaps the finishes are too dark for your taste?

$2270 / 1br – 580ft2 – Lovely One Bedroom with Utilities included! (1500 Massachusetts Avenue NW)

If you work downtown, you’ve likely seen this building before, as it is located right along Mass Ave. What makes it great: the building is pet friendly, downtown, and offers amenities like a gym and rooftop. What I would ask about: noise levels. Given its proximity to a major thoroughfare, I assume it gets loud during rush hour.

$1995 / 600ft2 – Updated 1BR, 2nd Floor, Dupont Circle (1737 P Street, NW, Unit 201)

A pretty one bedroom at 17th & P st. This apartment is in an ideal location, being only a few blocks from Whole Foods. I love the gorgeous hardwood floors and large windows. Should you tour, ask about the bed. I can’t tell if the cabinets around the bed are built-ins, or if they’d leave with the current tenant.

One Drawback:
The kitchen looks tiny.

$2000 / 2br – THE BEST 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment w/d in unit!

Lots to love about this H St. condo. The current decor gives off major West Elm vibes. H st. is another neighborhood I am less familiar with, but keeps growing and growing. If this is an area you want to live in, move quickly, I doubt prices will stay this low for long.

Why it might not work for you: Unclear as to  what the current roommate situation is. The post reads as a two bedroom lease takeover, but then later asks that the new tenant “be respectful of shared spaces.” Ask about this in your inquiry.

 $1995 / 1br – 670ft2 – Stunning 1Br Available for September Move In! (Adams Morgan)

This building should look familiar, Jamie used to live here and featured it on EBDC a few times already. Although the building is more historic in style than modern, I had to include it because of the great price (all utilities and cat rent included)!

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer.
Until next Thursday,



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