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D.C.’s converted and lost funeral homes

See what new lives these former funeral homes now have

There are approximately 40 funeral homes currently operating in Washington, D.C., but there used to be more. Below, take a look at four former funeral home sites that have been converted or redeveloped in the past five years.

For maps of other quirky conversions in the District, check out Curbed DC’s guides on redeveloped churches, schools, and factories.


Rendering via S2 Development LLC

3821 14th Street NW

Formerly: Austin Royster Funeral Home

Developer: S2 Development LLC

On the site of a former funeral home, this nine-unit condo building, known as Lionshead Condominium, was constructed in January 2015. With prices ranging from $499,000 to $625,000, each unit features three bedrooms and two bathrooms with square footage ranging from 1,205 to 1,275 square feet. Amenities include terraces, bicycle storage, and on-site parking.


Rendering via Murillo Malnati Group

3831 Georgia Avenue NW

Formerly: Latney’s Funeral Home

Developer: Murillo Malnati Group

Replacing a Petworth funeral home is this six-story mixed-use project, known as Project Espazio. It will house 20 one-bedroom apartments with 1,488 square feet of ground-floor retail, each unit averaging 500 square feet. The project is in permitting and is expected to start in 2018 with a delivery by 2019.

Monthly rents start at approximately $1,500. Due to the limited number of parking spaces, residents will be offered a complimentary annual Capital Bikeshare membership or a $100 Metro SmarTrip card. Some of the amenities featured will include a rooftop deck, bicycle storage, and private storage.


Photo via Google Street View

4804 Georgia Avenue NW

Formerly: Grace Murray Funeral Home

Developer: BlueWater Development

Near 16th Street Heights, a former 5,100-square-foot funeral home on this site is planned to be replaced by an 18-unit, multi-family apartment building. The building will house a green roof and rooftop terrace as well as four vehicular parking spaces and six bicycle spaces.


Photo via Google Street View

389 Rhode Island Avenue NW

Formerly: Frazier’s Funeral Home

Developer: Thomas Swarm

After closing in 2008, this funeral home sold in December 2012 for $850,000 with plans to be converted into luxury apartments. By around January 2014, those plans were completed with six new two-bedroom, two-bathroom rentals, each with hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and a washer and dryer. When the units first landed on the market, rents started at $2,300 per month.


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