The Properties


1508, 1510 and 1512 21st Street are three iconic Victorian townhouses in Washington's most popular neighborhood. 

1508, 1510 and 1512 21st Street NW

The properties feature unparalleled size, zoning allowances and architectural significance. A sample of their features include:

  • A total of 5,090 square feet of lot size, with C2C and R5E zoning, which each allows an FAR of 6 times the lot size
  • Current square footage above ground of 13,240, with additional living area below grade
  • Private outdoor areas behind all three properties, with parking that currently accommodates up to five vehicles accessible to 1510 and 1512 21st Street
  • Four levels of living area in each townhouse

The specifics of each property are as follows:

Property Levels Lot Sq Ft Int Sq Ft Amenities
1508 21st St 4 1100 3500 Rear courtyard
1510 21st St 4 1890 5080 Parking
1512 21st St 4 2100 4660 Parking
TOTAL 5090 13240

The zoning allowances are uniquely accommodating. These are summarized here, but buyers should consult representation for full understanding of allowed use:

C-2-C (1508 21st)
Permits matter-of-right higher density development, including office, retail, housing, and mixed uses to a maximum lot occupancy of 80% for residential use and 100% for all other uses, a maximum FAR of 6.0 for residential and 2.0 FAR for other permitted uses, and a maximum height of ninety (90) feet. Rear yard requirements are fifteen (15) feet; one family detached dwellings one family semi-detached dwellings side yard requirements are eight (8) feet.

R-5-E (1510/1512 21st)
Permits matter-of-right high density development of general residential uses, including single-family dwellings, flats, and apartment buildings, to a maximum lot occupancy of 75% (20% for public recreation and community centers), a maximum FAR of 6.0 for apartment houses and hotels, and 5.0 for other structures, and a maximum height of ninety (90) feet (45 feet for public recreation and community centers). Rear yard requirements are not less than twelve (12) feet.

The rear of 1510 and 1512 21st Street, with 1508 visible to the right of the tree

Sales in Dupont Circle (ZIP codes 20009, 20036 and 20037) exhibit some of the highest prices per square foot in the city, in some cases surpassing $1,000 per square foot. The median dollar per square foot has been increasing steadily, rising 20% in the past five years alone.