You know how we're always saying there are so few large condos & towns for sale in DC?

Well, check out The Collection on R in Truxton Circle | Shaw

Under Construction

The 429-450 R Street NW, a short, tree-lined residential block of rowhouses and a few newer boutique condos, is getting an upgrade.

The Collection on R is big, spreading across three-quarters of the south side of the street, with units range in size from 1,193 SF two bedrooms, to a 3,559 SF four bedroom.

The finishes are sleek, modern and elegant, with touches of modern industrial that hint at the neighborhood’s history, and tile that’s not boring (thank you, Fred!). Appliances are Thermador and Bosch, cooking is gas, limited parking is available for purchase per plan.

Pricing starts in the $800’s and tops out at $2.5M.

The project replaces the former Morse School, and Africare House.

A Little History On The Location

This block of R Street NW straddles the boundary between Shaw and Truxton Circle. Touted as one of the best places to live in DC by rating site, The 43-acre Truxton Circle neighborhood was built between 1918 and 1920. Truxton Circle, like Dupont Circle, was named for a traffic circle. this one (with a slight variation in spelling that is probably modern), after US Navy Commodore Thomas Truxtun. A lone police officer directed traffic at the traffic circle until a traffic light was installed in 1925. Apparently that didn’t go so well, because the Truxton traffic circle was demolished in 1947 after a long string of traffic jams and accidents.

Today, Truxton is a ‘lively enclave’ (the Washington Post’s term, not mine) comprised of late 19th-century houses and historical schools, parks a grocery stores and great restaurants within walking distance. A seasonal farmers market in neighboring Bloomingdale is popular, as are the many amenities of Shaw, including Shaw’s Tavern, The Right Proper Brewing Company, All Soul’s Bar, Howard U, the many eateries and watering holes of Florida Avenue & U Street, Shaw’s historic Howard Theatre, and more.

Delivery & Sales

  • Delivery of the duplex townhomes is expected mid-to-late August/
  • Delivery of the Morse School condominiums is expected in early 2023.
  • Developer: Fred Schnider + R Street Development
  • Architects: Teass Warren

Listing & Sales by Isabella Schnider of Carolyn Homes, RE/MAX Realty Services

C: 301-873-5600 | O: 301-652-0400

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Buyer Representation for The Collection On R

If you’re looking for buyer representation for a purchase at The Collection on R, we have the price list and we’d be happy to act as your buyer agents. Please contact us prior to requesting information on the property or touring the property with the listing agent.

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