Tiber Island Cooperative

Located at 429 N Street SW, Washington, DC 20024 | Southwest Waterfront

One of Washington, DC’s most prominent examples of mid-century modern architecture on a large, community scale, the Tiber Island Cooperative Homes were designed by the team of Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon during a period of major overhaul and transformation in the nation’s capital. Spanning 8.4 acres in the Southwest Waterfront, the project was delivered in 1965 and includes four nine-story towers as well as an additional 85 townhouses, with over 400 residences in all. The expansive site with its linked walkways and huge grassy squares also incorporates the historic Thomas Law House which dates back to the 1790s and is now used as a community center for residents.

Tiber Island is located along N Street and 4th Street SW and extending nearly to M Street, making it one of the largest urban residential communities in the region. It was delivered to great fanfare in the 1960s, earning numerous architectural awards and honors, and quickly became home to numerous luminaries. Today, the sprawling enclave with its Great Lawn and close proximity to the new Wharf waterfront attraction, remains a highly popular place to live with spacious floorplans and generally competitive prices. The modernist interior designs that were popular back in the day have found a renewed and lasting appreciation all these years later. Many of the residences at Tiber Island reflect a combination of original and newer design elements, including open space concepts, huge windows, fun desk nooks, and upgraded kitchens with stone counters and stainless steel appliances. Vintage parquet wooden floors are still present in many units, although some owners have chosen to go with newer flooring.

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Tiber Island is next-door to another significant mid-century cooperative development, Harbour Square, and also in the same neighborhood as the River Park Mutual Homes. These large-scale residential developments were part of a massive redevelopment trend in the area during the 1960s and 1970s, and were the result of combined efforts between Washington, DC planning commissions and trailblazing urban developers and architects such as Chloetheil Woodward Smith, Charles Goodman, I.M. Pei, and the team of Donald Lethbridge, Arthur Keyes, and David Condon. These names come up frequently when it comes to discussions of post-war modernism in the greater Washington, Virginia and Maryland area, with numerous pockets of highly intriguing architecture, whether single-family homes or urban towers. More recently, a new era of redevelopment has resulted in high-end condo buildings in the Southwest Waterfront, including VIO, Amaris, and 525 Water.

In addition to Tiber Island’s cubist buildings and chic co-op residences with balconies, the surrounding grounds are also notable. Designed by landscape architect Eric Paepcke, the huge grid-like property includes a central plaza, a giant main lawn and multiple smaller ones, trees, gardens, courtyards, and connecting walkways. Residents also enjoy a multitude of on-site amenities including an outdoor swimming pool with a bath house and lounges, outdoor grilling stations, two fitness centers, laundry facilities, garage parking, various community rooms, and a staffed front desk. The complex is about a block from the Waterfront Metro, conveniently close to major roadways, and walking distance from all the great new shops, restaurants, and other attractions at the Wharf. Nationals Park is also in the area, along with the Southwest Waterfront Park along the Washington Channel.

To learn more about coops for sale at Tiber Island, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-400-3040.

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Tiber Island, District of Columbia FAQs

Q: Is there a price range of coop apartments at Tiber Island?

A: Given that floorplans range from studio apartments to duplex townhouses, prices can vary widely, from the low to high six figures.

Q: How far is it from Tiber Island to Downtown DC?

A: The distance is roughly three miles, depending on what part of the downtown area you are headed to.

Q: How would I get from Tiber Island to the Pentagon?

A: You can drive over the 14th Street Bridge or walk to the Waterfront Metro Station, board the Green Line, transfer to the Yellow Line at L’Enfant Plaza, and get off at the Pentagon City stop. Or you could simply walk to the L’Enfant station and take the Yellow Line from there.

Q: Are there any grocery stores in the area?

A: Yes, Safeway is about two blocks away, and there’s a Whole Foods about a half-mile away.



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