When I had my geriatric dog, Sparky, I always said that once he met his maker, I was going to sell my house and move to a condo at 2500 Q Street, also known as "Gateway Georgetown". Then I fell in love with Willie the Labradoodle, a mere puppy with a long life span. As they don't allow dogs, I'll have to be satisfied to visit my friends who live there.
The building was constructed in the early 1940's, and when Pearl Harbor was bombed, they had to scurry to obtain the scarce materials they need to complete the building. So they made a deal with War Department: they could use the building to house military officers who were stationed in Washington, DC during the war. It worked.
I'm a total sucker for views, and there are lots of great ones in this condo. Many of the units overlook Rock Creek. From others, you can almost reach out and touch the buffalos on the bridge on Q Street. Still others overlook the vast green expanse - the little private park over the gigantic garage on the lower level of the building.
If you are trying to shed a few, there is a gym on site. A tan? just cross P Street and you'll find what's fondly called "the P Street Beach".
And the units are huge. There are 1-bedrooms in excess of 1000 square feet. And the 2-bedrooms are bigger than a lot of the houses in Georgetown.
This large complex sits on the Georgetown side of the Buffalo Bridge, which links Georgetown to DuPont Circle. You can go out the back door, cross the street and buy fresh produce at the Georgetown farmer's market. And it's an easy walk to great restaurants in both neighborhoods.
If you want to live in this great building, you'll need to be a bit patient. There are no units for sale at the moment.
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