Introducing history, location and opportunity at the Pierce School Lofts-spectacular-spectacular! There is nothing like this in all of Washington, DC! Walk into the long and rich history of this 1893 renowned German-born architect- Adolf Cluss designed penthouse part of the historic Pierce School condo conversion of 2012. Serving as the alma mater to eight decades of DC~s children this breathtaking home offers the perfect marriage of classical and modern in its meticulous design. Built in 1893, the building itself is very much in the Cluss architectural spirit, who was responsible for the design of more than ninety late 19th and early 20th centuries structures in Washington, DC, a number of which were public schools like the Pierce School. A notable example of his commercial work is the nearby Eastern Market, designed in 1873. Like most large-scale buildings of its time, the Pierce School was constructed entirely of red brick.With existing schoolhouse features, its depth of character and aesthetic design is very much anchored in the architecture of its time. This unit provides open and airy spaces, plenty of room for guests and exceptional entertaining just to name a few of the amazing features of this home. This penthouse is packed with personality, color, texture, and layers that make this space entrancing and luxurious heralding in a sense of grandeur.As renovations began on the schoolhouse, the developers knew that the top two floors presented an incredible opportunity to create something wholly original in the space, and the result is 9,800 square feet ~ the largest penthouse in DC. Ceilings stretch over 30 feet high in some areas, and original components from the schoolhouse such as chalkboards and locker cubbies have been incorporated into the final design throughout the building and the unit. In addition, this penthouse offers exposed brick, sleek lines, and classic elements. Industrial elements like the stunning metal staircase in the main living room perfectly meld together the classic and the modern. Features include: 9,800 Sq. ft. penthouse with city views
• A true loft conversion
• 2-story 40-foot lofted living room
• 5 Bedrooms
• 4 Full and one half baths
• 20 ft. kitchen island
• Original hardwood floors
• Private roof deck patio offering panoramic views
• Private theatre with seating
Building Amenities: full gym, black bottom swimming pool & hot tub
For the investment minded, the opportunity exists to create a second unit! Imagine the potential of having this expansive space and turning it into two units…live in one and use the second for income producing.
Located in the city, near the H Street, NE corridor, art lovers flock to The Atlas Performing Arts Center, Mosaic and The Rorscharch Theatre Companies, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and galleries and events spanning a range of arts to include live music at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
Explore the range of diverse food choices from the best Ethiopian food in the city, to comfort foods at Ben’s Chili Bowl, Maketto, Biergarten Haus, and several top new restaurants that hit a variety of tastes. Not to mention the other amenities like the DC Trolley system that will take you right along H Street to Union Station and parts West, the new Whole Foods and several new art galleries and shops.
And let’s not forget, the seasonal H Street Farmers' Market, open Saturdays from mid-April to mid-December at the intersection of 13th Street NE. This local attraction boasts best of local, seasonal bounty, including handmade cow milk cheeses, fruits, vegetables, pastries and flowers, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a live chef demo and score some free samples.