819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

The Sanctuary

819 D Street NE
Washington, DC

Key Facts

Acquired:       February 2016

Unit Count:    30

Product:         Condominiums

Size:                 34,948 SF

Completion:   Fall 2016

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The Rubin Group is leading the development team in the 18-month restoration and conversion of an iconic 119 year old Capitol Hill church into one-of-a-kind residential condominiums.

The Sanctuary, located at 819 D Street, NE in the Stanton Park neighborhood of prestigious Capitol Hill, offers 30 distinctive homes within the original 19th-century Gothic Revival church. The building’s meticulous restoration produces incredible spaces with soaring ceilings, monumental windows, and residences that will not be replicated. The grandeur of the exterior is complimented by newly constructed interiors with finishes which were carefully curated to pay homage to a bygone era and evoke feelings of classic elegance. Each of the 30 bespoke residences have its own distinctive floor plan rich in character and sophistication, featuring exposed brick walls and cast-iron columns, towering church windows with meticulously restored stained glass panels, and uncommonly high ceilings.

The hallmark of this effort is the careful restoration of the beautiful stained and leaded glass windows, one of the building’s defining features. Craftsmen have toiled for countless hours, lovingly restoring every single historic window of the building. Each window has been carefully disassembled, its pattern meticulously documented, cleaned and repaired and painstakingly reassembled by hand, using  the original colored glass or, where allowed by the Historic Review Board, new clear glass. This allows each unit to come alive with amazing light.  This extensive refurbishment will ensure that these beautiful windows will continue to accentuate the beautiful exterior of the building for many years to come.

The Sanctuary offers a wide range of unit types and sizes from a one-bedroom and one-bath to three-bedroom and two-and-a-half baths.  The original church building contains 26 residences ranging in size from one-bedroom, one-bath homes to two-bedroom units with dens and two and one-half baths.  Top floor units offer two-level living with high pitched ceilings and new mezzanines that have been constructed to create additional living space.  Private rooftop decks with incredible views of the Capitol building are available in three units.  All residences are accessible by the restored grand staircase or a brand-new elevator.

Four additional units are in two adjacent townhomes with terrace-level one-bedroom units and three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath units above, all with private entrances. The townhouses provide a living experience evocative of a classic Capitol Hill row house, but without the hassle of exterior maintenance.

The Sanctuary is located in the highly desirable Capitol Hill neighborhood and offers unparalleled convenience with close proximity to Capitol Hill, downtown DC, Eastern Market, Stanton Park, nearby Metro stations and bus lines.  The Sanctuary is in the middle of an explosion of retail, restaurant and night life development bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, H Street, and Barracks Row, including the soon-to-open Whole Foods and Trader Joes.

Bonstra Haresign Architects is the architect and Potomac Construction Group is the general contractor for this project.

Urban Pace is handling sales for The Sanctuary and has recently launched presales of the units.  Pricing ranges from the mid-$300,000s to over $1 million.

The project is 75% SOLD! The first home owners will start moving in November 2016.