River Park Mutual HOMES Cooperative

Located at 1301 Delaware Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024 | Southwest Waterfront

Located near the Potomac River in Washington, DC’s Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, River Park Mutual Homes is a mid-century modern community of cooperative apartments and townhouses. Designed by noted architect Charles M. Goodman, the complex was delivered to much fanfare in 1962. This is one of the region’s largest and most noteworthy residential addresses, offering a distinctive appearance, loads of luxury amenities, and a prime location near the Washington Channel and the new Wharf attraction.

There are 518 residential units in total at River Park, including 388 apartments and 130 townhouses, all set within a lush and grassy 11-acre setting with interconnecting walkways, drives, courtyards, and community features. The eight-story apartment buildings have cubist themes complemented by stylish concrete latticework, while the townhouses have barrel-shaped metal roofs reminiscent of the futuristic Googie movement. Floorplans and sizes throughout the complex are quite varied, ranging from studios to one, and two-bedroom single-level apartments, and multilevel townhouses.

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The River Park Mutual Homes complex has much in common with DC developments like Tiber Island, and Harbour Square, also in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, and the iconic Watergate in Foggy Bottom. These were all built during the same period of time and shared common design influences as well as a vision for a new transitional period in the nation’s capital. City planners worked hand-in-glove with Goodman, and other notable modernists and urban planners such as I.M. Pei, Chloetheil Woodward Smith, and the team of Lethbridge, Keyes, and Condon. These prominent architects often collaborated on both residential and commercial properties throughout the Washington Metro region, from government buildings to condos and co-ops, single-family homes, and even entire neighborhoods.

As with the other condos and cooperative developments from this era, the units at River Park Mutual Homes have often gone through changes, renovations, and remodels over the years, whether common upgrades by management or makeovers from individual owners. As a result, you’ll find everything from kitschy original parquet floors and galley kitchens to new open space layouts with modern gourmet cooking spaces and luxe bathrooms. Residents at the gated community enjoy a plethora of full service amenities, including multiple swimming pools, a fitness center, front desk and staff including concierge service, community rooms, courtyards, a playground, and even that most 1960s thing of all, a woodworking shop. The complex is just a couple blocks from the water, and also close to Southwest Waterfront Park, and major league baseball at Nationals Park.

To learn more about coops and townhouses for sale at River Park Mutual Homes, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-400-3040.


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River Park Mutual Homes, District of Columbia FAQs

Q: How close is River Park Mutual Homes to the Wharf?

A: The community is just a few blocks from the southern end of the Wharf.

Q: Is parking available at this cooperative development?

A: Yes, there is both garage and surface parking.

Q: Are there any Metrorail stations in the area?

A: The Waterfront Metro Station, and Navy Yard Metro Station are both nearby.

Q: How would I get to Arlington and Pentagon City from the River Park Mutual Homes?

A: You can either drive across the George Mason or the Arland Williams Jr. Memorial Bridge or use the Metrorail.

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