The Columbia | Market Pulse | November 2018

The nation’s capital is well-known for its uniquely repurposed structures. A case in point is The Columbia, formerly known as The Columbia Hospital for Women. Originally built in 1912, the imposing Italianate structure in the West End neighborhood was more recently renovated and turned into upscale condos with ground floor retail, including a Trader Joe’s.

Unit #436 was relisted in November after being previously withdrawn. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath corner unit is priced at $1,150,000 with 1,306 square feet of living space, wide-plank floors and a stunning chef’s kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Marble spa-style baths, a balcony and walk-in closets are just a few of the other features.

Also back on the market after being withdrawn is #217, this time with a price cut. The 1-bed, 1-bath first-floor unit boasts 11-foot ceilings and 729 square feet of living space. Now listed at $499,000, this bright and open flat has a modern space-saving kitchen and pale hardwood floors.

The most expensive active listing at The Columbia is Unit #936, a penthouse that couldn’t be more perfect for entertaining. Priced at $1,544,000, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath duplex has an open-space floorplan, banks of windows and a gourmet kitchen. Floating spiral stairs lead to the upper level with a 6’ x 9’ wet bar. Sliders
lead out to a large private rooftop terrace.

Also worth noting is #621, an oversized 1-bed, 1-bath plus den that came on the market in October. Listed for $699,000, this 850 square-foot loft unit has hardwood floors, a very modern kitchen, a main-level balcony and sliding doors with glass panels leading to the bedroom. Unit #609 is a prime example of the power of price cuts: after being reduced from $699,000 to $649,000, the 1-bed, 1.5 bath condo went under contract in November. This 845 square-foot flat has its own private rooftop terrace!

The Columbia offers all the bells and whistles to its residents with 24/7 front desk and concierge service, a rooftop deck with swimming pool, a billiards room, guest suites, a state-of-the-art fitness center and assigned parking. The ground floor Trader Joe’s is the ultimate convenience, while the West End locale adds upscale shops, entertainment and restaurants. The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro is a third of a mile away.

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