A Rich History Unfolds

The Power Plant at National Park Seminary (NPS) once provided the 32.2 acre sprawling campus with all its heating and electricity needs. Identifiable by its iconic brick smokestack, the Power Plant is the largest among the three buildings – Power Plant, Practice House and Fire House — that make up this new condominium complex. Founded in 1894 as a girls’ finishing school, NPS also served as a convalescent home for returning veterans after the Army requisitioned the school in 1942 under the War Powers Act.

The Practice House with its Beaux Arts details and two-story columns once served as a music rehearsal hall for students to hone their musical talents. The Fire House is located to the right of the Power Plant section of the complex. The building once outfitted with a fire pole and accommodations for first responders was a working fire house for the Army and later Montgomery County.

The Power Plant Condos at NPS have been transformed into 14-unique residences—six three bedrooms, seven two bedrooms and a single one-bedroom unit. These stunning modernized buildings are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The iconic red doors take you back to the early 1900s when it was fully operational as a fire house. This unit has floor to ceiling windows, trim-less molding, heated floors, luxurious Silestone counters, Porcelanosa tiles and a 6-burner Bertazzoni range. Along with ample sun light and views to the Glen, the unit uses 120-year-old reclaimed wood, and much, much more.

Enter the unit, FH-1, through your private front patio into the open living room, kitchen and dining room, equipped with a powder room. The second level living quarters has three large and light filled three bedrooms and full baths, and huge closets in the master bedroom. A second bedroom leads to a private rooftop patio that looks unto the Glen. The unit has 1 garage space as well as 1 surface parking space equipped with an electronic charger. In addition to parking spaces, FH-1 and all Power Plant condominiums come with a huge storage unit. Hiking and bike trails abound along with generous community amenities making this location unbeatable. County and State taxes waived partially (and largely) for several years.