The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is holding its first house tour this weekend. Private residential condos will be primarily featured on the House Tour, which will include units in 555 Mass, The Sonata, Madrigal Lofts, The L, and The K,” according to the press release. There have surely been ample opportunities to enter many of these buildings and see condos—-for free—-before.  But model units have a curious way of feeling totally uninhabitable—-like being on the TV set of some terrible, short-lived  sitcom about hip, urban twenty-somethings.

So at least this tour might give you a sense of what it would be like to actually live in these spaces.

Here’s a bit more information about the event from the website:

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is hosting the inaugural Mount Vernon Triangle House Tour on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. – benefiting Strive DC – a life skills and job training organization. Mount Vernon Triangle is an emerging neighborhood on the east end of Downtown Washington DC with new condos, apartments, retailers, and offices.

Tickets are $15 in advance at 5th Street Ace Hardware, 1055 5th Street, NW, or go online to to use PayPal. Tickets will be on sale on event day at 5th Street Ace Hardware for $20. This event will go on rain or shine.

Image by Mr. T in DC, Flickr Creative Commons