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Station House, 378-unit apartment building at 2nd and G NE, begins leasing February

Station House, 378 one-, two-, three-bedroom and studio apartments at 2nd and G NE

A rendering of Station House's lobby

A rendering of Station House's pool deck

Ready for leasing before mid-month: Station House, the latest piece in the high-end residential H Street puzzle.
A building containing 378 one-, two- , three-bedroom and studio apartment homes, Station House, at 701 2nd St. NE, is being developed by Fisher Brothers and managed by Roseland (part of Mack-Cali). D.C.’s Hickok Cole Architects and New York’s Handel Architects are the project’s architects of record, while its general contractor is Plaza Construction, also based in New York.
Interiors of the 398,000 square-foot, ten-story building, pursuing a LEED Silver designation, have been designed by Rockwell Group. The apartments themselves include stainless-steel appliances, 9’-12’ ceilings and hickory plank floors.
43 studios clock in at 484 square feet, 157 one-bedrooms at 656 square feet and 173 two-bedrooms at 921 square feet. There are to be five three-bedroom units, rare in this and other cities, each measuring about 1,398 square feet.
Among Station House’s many community amenities: yoga and spinning studios, a pet spa, a demonstration kitchen, a party room, gardens and “serene and active open spaces,” according to the company, including a roof deck with a pool. There is also a 309-car garage, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a building with a greater concentration of public transportation options stumbling distance from your front door, from Union Station Metro to buses to Capital Bikeshare docks to the first D.C. streetcar line (whose start date remains unknown). A connective corridor will link Station House residents to Union Station.
Residential move-in for the property, which broke ground just about two years ago, could begin as early as February 16.
The people behind the project see it as filling a critical hole between Union Station and the H Street boomtown to the east.
“We’ve been [working] in this [H Street] area for 15 years,” says Winston Fisher, a principal of the New York-based Fisher Brothers.  “There is a real sense of historic D.C. there. It has a good vibe.”
He ticks off just a few of Station House’s key selling points: the neighborhood’s walkability, its proximity to NoMa and the Hill, the arrival of the Giant supermarket at 300 H St. NE.
More to come on that front. “We’re in active talks” with a number of retailers and restaurants to occupy Station House’s ground floor commercial space, Fisher says. “Food service, fitness – the market has to speak. But I would love to find, you know, the best pancake place, for example, or the best burger joint to go in. Maybe something farm-to-table.”
Fisher demurred when the topic of rental costs came up, adding that Roseland would be overseeing that piece. “It’s not going to be the highest rent, and it’s not going to be the lowest,” he says. Though decidedly an “upscale” property, “we have designed [some of] the apartments so that people can live together and save costs.”

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Amy Rogers Nazarov is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist with more than 25 years experience as a staff reporter and a freelance writer, covering technology, adoption, real estate, and lifestyle topics from food & drink to home organizing. Her byline has appeared in Cooking Light, The Washington Post, Slate, Washingtonian, The Writer, Smithsonian, The Washington Post Express, The Baltimore Examiner, The Sacramento Bee, Cure, The Washington Times, Museum, and many other outlets. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors and tweets at @WordKitchenDC.
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