By Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
One solution to the shortage of affordable housing is conversion of existing apartments into condominiums. The Tenacity Group converts properties in all neighborhoods of Washington, working with tenants so that many of them can purchase their own home after renovation.
The newest Tenacity Group project, the Jamison, at 6645 Georgia Ave. NW, includes renovated efficiency and one-bedroom homes with base prices from $169,500 to $289,500.
The Jamison, in the Brightwood neighborhood across the street from Walter Reed Medical Center, is also close to Rock Creek Park and the Fort Stevens Neighborhood Recreation Center. Along Georgia Avenue, residents will find shops, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and night life. A Metrobus stop in front of the entrance to the Jamison helps link this development to the rest of the District.
The Jamison, a U-shaped brick building, has large windows facing Georgia Avenue. A wide limestone walkway flanked by tall brick pillars with stone lintels provides an impressive entrance.
Public areas of the building have been refurbished. The Jamison will offer a fully furnished guest suite that can be reserved for guests visiting friends and family in the building.
Inside, the Jamison has all-new heating and air conditioning systems, new lighting and a washer and dryer in each home. Each home has hardwood flooring and Berber carpeting and a new mission-style kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a pass- through to the living and dining areas. The Jamison is a pet- friendly building.
Seventeen of the Jamison's 33 homes were placed on the market, with the remaining homes already purchased by tenants.
Unit No. 101, priced at $169,500 with a monthly condominium fee of $122, includes 284 square feet of living space. This efficiency home includes a large closet off the foyer entrance, an L-shaped room for living, dining and sleeping, a kitchen with a breakfast bar and a full bath.
Unit No. 103, priced at $229,500 with a monthly condominium fee of $253, includes 590 square feet of living space. This one-bedroom home has a foyer entrance, a separate kitchen, a combined living and dining room with a closet, a full bath and a large bedroom with a closet.
Unit No. 205, priced at $199,500 with a monthly condominium fee of $206, includes 480 square feet of living space. This efficiency home includes a separate kitchen, a closet off the foyer, a full bath and a second full bath off the main sleeping, living and dining area. A narrow second living and dining area is adjacent to the kitchen.
Unit No. 302, priced at $244,500 with a monthly condominium fee of $246, includes 575 square feet of living space. This one-bedroom home has a kitchen with a pass-through off the foyer, an open living and dining room with a closet, a full bath and a large bedroom with a closet.
Unit No. 310, priced at $289,500 with a monthly condominium fee of $295, includes 688 square feet of living space. This one-bedroom home, the largest at the Jamison, includes three separate rooms that can be used for sleeping, living and dining. Each of the three rooms has a closet, with two of them walk-in closets. This home also includes a full bath and a kitchen.
For information, call 202/349-0700 or visit www.tenacitygroup.com [http://www.tenacitygroup.com].
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