The Columbia | Market Pulse | July 2019

The Columbia Residences has had a fascinating history. The first Columbia Hospital for Women was located in Thomas Circle, opening in 1866 and dedicated to serving wives and widows of Civil War soldiers. The hospital moved to its current West End location a decade later and was rebuilt in 1916. The facility with its ornate Italianate design, V-shaped wings and golden tapestry brick remained open until 2002, after which it was restored, renovated and expanded to a superb residential community with a ground floor Trader Joe’s!

There were multiple new listings in July. Unit #623 is a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath corner penthouse with a spacious 1,788 square foot open floorplan and a private 300-foot rooftop deck. Listed at $1,490,000, this lovely duplex has blonde hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, nine customized closets with built-ins, formal dining room, library, floating spiral stairs, a giant master suite with en-suite bath, a secondary master bedroom with en-suite bath and a third bedroom with a custom Murphy bed. There’s even a secondary balcony!

Also new to the market is Unit #417. The 804 square foot 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo has 11-foot ceilings and a large open living area with hardwood floors and contemporary kitchen with black granite counters and stainless steel appliances set into a single wall. With steps up to a loft-style bedroom, and a handsome bathroom with marble vanity and closet washer-dryer, this impressive unit is listed for $639,900. Included in the price is indoor parking and extra storage.

Unit #708 also entered the market in July. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo has 735 square feet and is priced at $619,000. The bright and sunny top floor residence has hardwood floors in the living area and a striking modern kitchen featuring a breakfast bar wrapped in gray and white linear mosaic tiles. The bedroom has a cove ceiling, floor-to-ceiling plantation shutters and a balcony.U

Unit #332 is still available with 2-bedrooms, 2-baths and 1,256 square feet of space. Priced at $879,000, the apartment has intriguing room shapes, light hardwoods, a matching open contemporary kitchen, carpeted bedrooms, sliders to the balcony, newly restored marble bathrooms and lots of closet space.

Also active is Unit #335, a roomy 1-bedroom, 1-bath plus den with 850 square feet of space. Priced at $639,900, this appealing flat has blonde hardwoods throughout, dark granite counters, blonde cabinets, stainless steel appliances, marble bath, stacked washer/dryer and a balcony off the bedroom.

Unit #432, which came to market in June, already has a price decrease! Originally listed at $1,125,000, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath residence with 1,250 square feet of living space is now available for $1,065,000—a significant $60 grand cut. With hardwood floors in the living area, carpeted bedrooms, balcony and contemporary kitchen with stainless steel and granite, this condominium is ready for a personal touch.

Unit #342, which came to market in June with a list price of $974,900, is currently active under contract with contingencies at $949,999. With 2-beds, 2-baths and 1,184 interior square feet, this super charming flat has light-toned hardwoods throughout and an open kitchen with dark granite counters, stainless steel appliances and cabinets that match the floors. French doors lead to the balcony, and the master and second bedrooms each have lovely architectural details.

Unit #420 was newly listed in July for $639,000 and is also active under contract. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo with 809 square feet of living space has lovely wide-plank floors and an elevated loft/den as well as a balcony! A renovated kitchen with gray brick backsplash, granite island and pendant lighting, as well as intriguing sliding doors to the bedroom, help make this apartment stand out.

Currently pending is Unit #936. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath penthouse duplex with 1,779 square feet of living space had been listed as a short sale opportunity in May and was on the market for just four days before being scooped up. Priced at $1,299,000, the condo has spiral iron stairs leading to a large bonus room with wet bar and sliders to a private roof deck.

Unit #602 closed in July. The spacious corner residence has southern exposure, 2-bedrooms, 2-baths and 1,490 square feet of living space. Wide-plank hardwood floors, a master suite, a gourmet kitchen with Viking stainless steel appliances and a large balcony are all part of the package. Listed at $1,350,000, this handsome apartment closed for $1.3 million.

Also closing in July was Unit #509. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with 785 square feet of space has light hardwood floors throughout, a cute open kitchen with dark granite counters and stainless steel appliances, a nifty desk cubby and a balcony off the bedroom. Priced at only $599,000, the flat closed for $560,000.

The Columbia offers a full slate of amenities for its residents, including 24/7 front desk and concierge, three fully-furnished guest suites, a rooftop swimming pool and deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a billiards room, club room, dry cleaners, and the aforementioned the Trader Joe’s. The West End neighborhood is ideally located between Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Foggy Bottom. Among local conveniences are the new West End Library, the Landmark Theatres West End and restaurants like Rasika West End, Blue Duck Tavern, Stoney’s on L and Char Bar, just to name a few.

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