Located in the trendy Dupont Circle neighborhood, The Cairo is the most stately and desirable building in the District of Columbia.
Local real estate agents who specialize in luxury properties often mention condos for sale The Cairo DC as their first recommendation. There are a few reasons why this condominium stands out as the premier housing opportunity in Washington D.C.:
Architecture: Although this building was completed in the late 19th century, the choice of architecture suggests an earlier period. The combination of Roman and Moorish designs as well as the intricate carved stone motifs explains why this building was named The Cairo. Even though D.C. is known for its many architectural landmarks, The Cairo is unique thanks to its unusual height, its gargoyles and decorative cornices, and its Egyptian columns. To put it mildly, this is a condominium with lots of character.
Historic Value: The Cairo started out as the tallest apartment building properly located within Washington, D.C., and that distinction remains to this very day. It did not take long for The Cairo to become a luxury hotel that welcomed American inventor Thomas Edison and the enigmatic novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. In the post-World War II of great prosperity, The Cairo hosted extravagant mambo dance parties animated by a large orchestra. This fabulous background of The Cairo as a magnet for D.C.'s high society is fondly remembered by historians.
Location: Aside from its handsome architecture and historic character, the condos for sale The Cairo DC boast a highly desirable address: 1615 Q Street NW, which is right in the middle of the block between 16th and 17th Streets in the northwest sector of Washington, D.C. This happens to be one of the quietest sections of Dupont Circle, and it is surrounded by chic eateries such as Pansaari, Hank's Oyster Bar, Floriana, and Little Serrow. For even more convenience, a Safeway supermarket and local retail are less than a block away.
If you are in Washington looking at condos for sale The Cairo DC is clearly your best option. To get an idea of the pricing, consider recent listings: a studio apartment with one bathroom was priced under $280K and lasted less than a week on the market before a prospective buyer moved towards a purchase contract. A larger, one-bedroom and one-bathroom unit listed just under $390K only lasted three days on the market. Some units will move faster than others due to their interiors, which tend to be very lavish.
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Listing information last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 9:04am EST.