In Capitol Hill, two alley homes constructed in the 1920s have been redeveloped into modern, multi-million dollar single-family homes with private patios and garage parking.
The new residential project offers two two-level units, known as the North Carriage Home and the South Carriage Home. Both feature three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms across 2,700 square feet of space.
Inside, the kitchens feature stainless steel appliances and an island with a built-in sink. There is also a mudroom and a living room with a fireplace. The price for both units is $1.95 million.
OPaL, the developer behind the project, indicates that the residential buildings, together known as the Cluss Alley Car Barn, were named after the architect of the Smithsonian Castle, Adolf Cluss, who also designed the adjacent Arts and Industries Building. (While the website states this, James Renwick, Jr. was actually the architect behind the Castle, though Cluss did undertake the renovations of the building from 1865 to 1867.)
Other past projects completed by the same developer include the Watkins Alley redevelopment of a historic Hill East alley and the New Union Garage redevelopment that transformed a circa 1906 car barn into three condos.
• 322 Cluss Court SE [Redfin]
• 324 Cluss Court SE [Redfin]
• Cluss Alley Car Barn [OPaL]
• Cluss Alley in Hill East by OPaL / Coming Summer 2017 [OPaL Blog]