February 19, 2013 Tiber Island
Two Tiber Island Townhouses in Southwest
Following up on my last post about the D.C. Preservation League’s upcoming lecture on Southwest, I thought it was a good opportunity to highlight some homes for sale in the area. Here are listings for two townhouses (a 3 bed/2.5 bath for $529K and a 2 bed/2.5 bath for $599K) in the award-winning Tiber Island, which was designed by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon and built from 1963 to 1965. Last year, the community of four nine-story apartment towers and 85 single-family townhouses was designated as a historic landmark by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board, which recommended that it be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. Beyond the architecture and landscape design by Eric Paepcke that helped city dwellers connect with nature, Tiber Island was the first condo project built in D.C. and was the “focus of a pioneering effort to expand and enforce the concept of open housing prior to the passage of the 1965 Fair Housing bill,” according to the National Register nomination.