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Signs of Life Come to Revamp of Capitol Hill's Oldest Home


It looks like the Hill house that was once owned by Francis Scott Key and once hosted President George Washington is another step closer to its new life as condos. Four years ago it might have come as a surprise that The Maples (also known as The Friendship House) would be the site of such a redevelopment, especially considering its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. However, at this point, there are no surprises involved with this project that will beat out the old fuel oil storage tank that construction crews found on site last year amidst the 200 year old pottery shards.

The historic property went under contract in 2010 and initial sketches popped up for this project as early as 2012, so a live website complete with new renderings seems very much like rounding the home stretch. The twenty-two units will include everything from apartments to townhomes which is probably why the prices have such a wide range: the $400,000s to $1,900,000. Check out the latest renderings after the jump.

· The Maples [Official Site]
· The Maples [BuzzBuzzHome]
· An unexpected surprise at Capitol Hill construction site [Elevation DC]
· Friendship House (Washington, D.C.) [Wikipedia]
· An unexpected surprise at Capitol Hill construction site [PoPville]