The Washington Post

Condos in D.C.’S Noma start at $480,000.

- BY SCOTT SOWERS realestate@washpost.com

Buyers interested in a new condo with a decidedly urban feel might want to have a look at Tribeca, which is selling units on the edge of the Noma neighborho­od in Northeast Washington.

The 14-story building’s 99 units have already been built, with about 30 percent under contract. Prices range from $479,900 to $1,039,000.

Valerie Grange, sales manager at Urban Pace, which is handling sales and marketing, said most of the units have private balconies in addition to shared rooftop space. “That’s really important now more than ever,” Grange said.

Anthony Estelle, 47, is a management analyst and an early buyer. Estelle said he intends to rent out the townhouse he owns in the Deanwood neighborho­od, also in Northeast, and make the move in late September or early October, when Tribeca units are available to occupy.

“I noticed the new constructi­on while driving down New York Avenue one Sunday evening,” he said. “When I got home, I immediatel­y contacted my Realtor. Long story short, I was one of the first to purchase a unit at Tribeca.”

Estelle picked a one-bedroom, onebathroo­m unit on the penthouse level. “I was sold on the view,” he said. He said he also “loved the modern look of the units, including the herringbon­e tile in the bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek finishes, custom cabinetry and the awesome amenities.”

Building amenities include a rooftop with lounge seating, dining tables and a fire pit. There’s garden space outside as well as lounge space inside. Purchasing any two-bedroom unit makes the buyer eligible for a ground-level garage space that sells for $45,000. The building also offers a Tesla-sharing program that residents can tap into via a phone app. Prices for car rentals have yet to be determined.

The units are available in four configurat­ions: one bedroom, one bedroom with a den, two bedrooms with one bathroom, and two bedrooms with two bathrooms. All one-bedroom units have one bathroom.

One-bedroom units range from 724 to 802 square feet. Prices for one-bedroom units range from $479,900 to $839,900. Two-bedroom units range from 1,149 to 1,202 square feet. Prices for two-bedroom units range from $699,900 to $1,039,900. Condo fees range from $275 to $420 a month, depending on the size of the unit.

The Noma (North of Massachuse­tts Avenue) neighborho­od emerged after Metro added a Red Line stop (now known as the Noma- Gallaudet U station) between Union Station and Rhode Island Avenue. Since then, the area has boomed.

“It’s very urban and in close proximity to all of what D.C. has to offer, including museums, shopping, dining and entertainm­ent,” Estelle said.

Schools: Walker-jones Education Campus for elementary and middle, Dunbar High

Transit: Metro’s Noma- Gallaudet U station (Red Line) is very close. The location has easy access to New York Avenue (Route 50), North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue. Numerous bus routes serve North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue. Pedestrian­s and cyclists can use the Metropolit­an Branch Trail.

Nearby: New York Avenue Playground, Metropolit­an Branch Trail, Union Station, Union Market, Gallaudet University, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarte­rs.

 ??  ?? A view of the living room, top, in the model unit at Tribeca, a 99-unit condominiu­m building in the Noma neighborho­od in Northeast Washington. A balcony is visible in the background. Most condos in the 14-story building, above, have private balconies.
A view of the living room, top, in the model unit at Tribeca, a 99-unit condominiu­m building in the Noma neighborho­od in Northeast Washington. A balcony is visible in the background. Most condos in the 14-story building, above, have private balconies.
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PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN C TANKERSLEY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

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