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.
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.
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.
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.
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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