Taking It From the Top


In this dark time, nothing brightens one’s outlook like a sunny penthouse with phenomenal views. Penthouse 62 at Dumbarton Place fits the bill, with walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Dupont Circle to the east and Rock Creek Park — which the locals call “P Street
Beach” — to the west.

Topping off a boutique luxury building that once housed the offices of Congressional Quarterly, the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home at 1414 22 St. NW is one of only four penthouses among 36 apartments. It offers approximately 2,022 square feet of living space on one level, comprising a generously sized living room, a kitchen, a separate dining area and a den.

Three heated parking spots, along with a secure 20-by-10-foot storage space, also convey with the unit, which is on the market for $1,795,000. The monthly condo fee is $2,030.

To the right of the foyer, a hall leads to the private master bedroom with park views and two walk-in closets — one with a pocket door — with built-in storage systems. The en-suite bath features a large linen closet, a floating single-sink vanity, a travertine tile floor and an elevated soaking tub with a travertine brick surround. Small blue-green Porcelanosa tiles line the shower, adding to the Mediterranean vibe.

Facing the entry are the abundantly lit living room, kitchen and dining room. High ceilings and new white oak flooring create a feeling of lightness and space. Off the living room, accordion doors open to a Juliet balcony facing west.

In the kitchen, there are sleek dark wood cabinets, a breakfast bar, dark granite counters and a sand-brown linear mosaic tile backsplash. Chef’s-grade appliances include a stainless Sub-Zero French-door refrigerator, a Jenn-Air four-burner gas range and oven and a Bosch dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a laundry room with a stacked GE washer and dryer and plenty of storage — plus a window.

Down the hall from the dining area is the second bedroom suite, with a walk-in closet, custom louvers and an en-suite bath with a charming frosted porthole window (one of only two in the building) above the tub.

Dumbarton Place is a pet-friendly, controlled-access building with on-site management, concierge and maintenance. The rooftop terrace, with grilling areas, boasts panoramic views. Residents can also take advantage of a well-equipped private fitness center and a party room/conference center.

Penthouse 62, a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo at Dumbarton Place, is listed at $1,795,000 with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Richard Newton at 202-669-4467 or richard.newton@wfp.com. For a visual tour, visit spws.homevisit.com/hvid/285678.

Views north and west from the rooftop deck. Courtesy HomeVisit.


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