L’Enfant Gallery Building for Sale

A notable commercial property has hit the market. The L’Enfant Gallery building at the corner of Wisconsin and P is for sale. The asking price is $7.25 million.

Here is a description from the listing:

Historic Commercial/Residential Space For Sale! Rare opportunity to own 19th Century landmark property on one of the most prominent corners in historic Georgetown. Three story Italianate style building with 10 foot ceilings on each above ground level . A lower level large basement is used for storage. For many years the building included residential space with multiple two-bedroom units. Presently two floors are used as gallery space. The top floor has been converted into a spacious two Bedroom apartment flooded with natural light streaming from the walls of windows. The building has been featured in several Hollywood movies due to its optimum setting and noted architecture such as eight sets of double Palladian windows with sweeping views across the city. Whether residential or commercial use, the location is in the heart of Georgetown with excellent traffic. First time on the market in 25 years. Building is a mixed use property and can be used as commercial, residential, or both as it is currently set up.

The building is currently owned by the antiques shop itself. Obviously the prospect of a sale brings up the question of whether the shop plans to remain at the location post sale. The listing does not say either way. GM has reached out but has not heard back yet.

It would be a shame to lose the shop. It has been in business for over forty years. GM loves walking by and seeing new items in the window or on the sidewalk. Granted, most of the wares are way too expensive for him. He once remembers browsing and finding a pair of mirrors he liked. He was surprised to see that the price was only $125.00. But then he realized it was actually $125,000….

GM will update if he learns more.

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