- Address: 1615 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
- Units: 168
- Stories: 12
- Delivered: 1894
- Ownership: Condominium
- Location: Q Street NW between 16th Street NW and 17th Street NW
- Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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- Metro: an 8 minute walk to the west is Dupont Circle Metro
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Cairo Condominium features unique Moorish and Romanesque Revival architecture. It is the tallest residential building in Washington DC and was completed in 1894 as the city’s first residential skyscraper. At the time of its completion, the height of the building was very controversial and led to building height regulations that continue today. It has a rooftop deck with city and monument views of the Washington Monument, the city skyline, Georgetown and the National Cathedral. It has a doorman/concierge and a private patio and garden. You can walk to numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Nearby is also a 7-11, The Church of the Holy City, a Safeway grocery store, a Whole Foods Market, Steed Park, and much, much more.
It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Not long after opening the building, it took on the name of the Cairo Hotel, becoming a favorite with DC society for numerous political gatherings and social events, attracting the likes of Thomas Edison and F Scott Fitzgerald. The building began to lose its luster in the 1960s, and later used as a rehab center, followed up by several failed restorations over the years.
It was converted into condominiums in the late 1970s. Recent upgrades have included exposing and restoring the building’s original terrazzo flooring. It has an interesting design with gargoyles, dragons and even elephant heads. Surrounding a stone courtyard, the U-shaped building also houses a marble-floored lobby, with wide marble staircases.
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What financing options are available for this condominium?
CONVENTIONAL: there may be many different conventional loan options available for Cairo Condominium with varying down payments and terms. Please contact Brian Martucci for specifics if you want to get a conventional loan to purchase in Cairo Condominium, or any other condominium.
VA: as of 08-05-2022 Cairo Condominium was VA Approved, always check here to see if that has changed. Enter city/state and the condo name.
FHA: as of 10-03-2022 Cairo Condominium was not approved on the “FHA Approved Condo” list. Click here to double check for the latest status. Enter city/state and the condo name.
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