In a city chock full of row houses and condos, unusual properties can be hard to find. However, this recently purchased Dupont Circle building, tucked into an alley off of P Street, definitely fits into the unusual category.
Located at 2123 Twining Court NW (map), the property, built in 1905, has a varied history. It was originally a carriage house with a stable and servant’s quarters, and is in the National Register of Historic Places due in part to the fame of its builder, John McGregor. In the 1950s, the two-story building was converted into a restaurant. In recent decades, it has been home to bars like the Frat House and more recently, Omega. Omega closed at the end of 2012.
In its next life, someone will call the building home. It just sold to a family for $1.9 million and is being turned into a 5,850-square-foot single-family house.
Agent David Smith of J Street told UrbanTurf that the family has experience restoring historic buildings, and were searching specifically for an alley dwelling for their new home. They have started working with an architect and interior designer to transform the building into a cozy, livable space. They are working on getting approvals and hope to complete the project in the “near future,” said Smith.