The Basics
1413 5th Street, NW
Shaw/Mount Vernon Square
Luxury 3-bedroom condominiums

Project Architect: Zahn Design Architects
Project Design: Carina Lopez Lagrotteria
Projected completion: Summer 2004

A federal style building with original detailing, including a beautiful red brick fa├žade with classic white cornice and window trim. At over 1,300 square feet each, these condominium homes are larger than many single-family dwellings in the area, yet they will represent a substantially better value than those small row houses, and comparable products in nearby Logan and U Street.

Located on a tranquil, tree-lined street in an area of the Shaw Historic District that's hopping with redevelopment, the Mercury is just steps from the new convention center, the Shaw/Howard University Metro station, and the U Street corridor. Along nearby 7th Street, small businesses, including restaurants, coffee houses and bars, have flourished since the new convention center opened its doors. The central business district is a short walk or bike ride away.




  • Modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom lighting
  • Gas fireplaces with remote control
  • Red oak hardwood flooring throughout
  • Travertine marble floors and mosaic stone tile showers, glass shower doors and upscale fixtures in baths
  • Pre-wired with CAT-5 cable for video, data and telephone)
  • Individually controlled central HVAC, efficient gas heat
  • Full-size washers and dryers, walk-in closets
  • Quality interior finishes, including 8" wood baseboard and solid-core wood