New Union Garage
Capitol Hill, DC
Tucked between the rowhomes of one of DC’s most storied neighborhoods, a long-time staple of the horseless carriage set is transforming into the darling of Capitol Hill. The New Union Garage features three beautiful, one level homes, perfectly situated for city life and the sophisticates who live it. Each unit is ideally sized with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2-car garage parking and an outdoor terrace. An elevator leads to the two upper-level homes and a rooftop deck offering expansive city views. Pet parents will appreciate Stanton Park on the next block. And Washingtonians of every ilk will covet the location—five blocks from Union Station and seven blocks from both a Whole Foods and the seat of American power, the US Capitol. For those enamored with iconic DC living, this is it.
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The once and future New Union Garage is indelibly entwined with the city’s history, as well as its lore. Built in 1906 when “New Union” most likely referred to the fruits of the Civil War that had ended just 40 years before, the New Union Garage capitalized on the emerging popularity of horseless carriages and automobiles. Because they were owned only by the era’s wealthiest and most important individuals, the garage was built where the wealthy and important could be found—Capitol Hill. In fact, it is said that Lyndon B. Johnson once had his car serviced there.
Adding to the lore of the location, just one block away is Kenny’s BBQ. President Obama made a highly publicized visit there in 2012 and the site is considered by some to be the model for Freddy’s, the BBQ joint President Frank Underwood frequents in House of Cards on Netflix.