Tiber Island is in an historic location that is one of Washington’s little known neighborhoods. We have always been proud of our history. Presently the neighborhood offers all the wonderful amenities of city living, but change is underway and Southwest Washington is transforming from a little known gem to a new IN location!
Tiber Island was designed by noted architects Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon and built in 1965 in a pinwheel shape, with a large courtyard and town houses in the quadrants. The design won the American Institute of Architects award for Multi-Family Residential design in 1966. The development was converted to a cooperative in 1981.
Tiber Island incorporates the original Thomas Law House, an historical landmark on the National Register. Built in 1784, this handsome Federalist mansion at the corner of our grounds at Sixth and N Streets has been the home and social center for some of America’s leading figures including Thomas Law and his wife, Eliza Parke Curtis, the spirited eldest granddaughter of the First Lady, Martha Washington. Today, this beautiful building is the scene of our annual Holiday Party, weddings, meetings and other events.
Today, Tiber Island is like a small town inside of Washington’s downtown. Our local community offers residents easy walking access to almost everything. Tiber Island residents live in a park-like setting with immediate access to the Washington waterfront and its beautiful river views, gorgeous sunsets, marinas, boat excursions, water fowl, fishing pier, seafood restaurants, festivals, tall ships, and waterfront events throughout the year.
A shopping center directly across the street includes a bank, drug store and major grocery store; and local neighborhood buses, city-wide buses, and a metro subway system station are all accessible just outside our doors. Recreational opportunities abound on and immediately next to our complex. Dining and entertainment is just around the corner. Schools, churches and libraries are everywhere.
Many work places, both government and civilian, are just a few short, easy-walking blocks away. Members of the Armed Forces enjoy the convenience of nearby Fort McNair, the Navy Yard, and Bolling Air Force Base. Just across the Potomac in Virginia there are Fort Myer and the Pentagon. And sports fans enjoy the short walk to the new Washington Nationals ballpark an easy five blocks away. In short, no matter what one needs or where one wants to go, living at Tiber Island makes it easy!