The Columbia | Market Pulse | August 2019

The Columbia Residences are historic and luxurious, offering unsurpassed community amenities. Originally located in Thomas Circle, the Columbia Hospital for Women opened in 1866, serving wives and widows of Civil War soldiers. The hospital moved to its current West End location in 1876 and was rebuilt in 1912. It remained open until 2002 and was then restored, renovated and converted to condos. The complex with its ornate Italianate design is one of DC’s most recognizable architectural landmarks.

Multiple new listings hit the market in August. Unit #433 has 1-bedroom plus den and a bath with 800 square feet of space for $619,000. This attractive flat has blonde hardwood floors in the living area, a den large enough to use for extra sleeping space and a 68 square-foot balcony. Add a gourmet open kitchen with black granite counters and Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, as well as washer/dryer, parking and extra storage!

Also new in August is Unit #235, a competitively priced and adorable 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit with 750 square feet of living space, listed at $545,000. Striking walnut wide-plank hardwood floors, glass and wood panel sliders to the bedroom, plantation shutters and sliding doors to the bath give this condo its own unique look. The kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances also complements the residence.

Located on the top floor is Unit #708, a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with a bonus office nook and 735 square feet of living space. Freshly relisted and priced at $600,000, the bright and spacious condo has gleaming pale hardwood floors in the living area and a standout modern kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances set into a single wall and a breakfast bar wrapped in gray and white linear mosaic tiles. There’s also a balcony, as well as parking and a storage locker.

Also still active is the most expensive current listing at The Columbia, Unit #432 with an asking price of $1,065,000. This spacious residence has 2-bedrooms, 2-baths, 1,250 square feet of space and wide-plank floors in the living areas. Cream-carpeted bedrooms, lots of closet space, a balcony and an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances help complete the picture.

Unit #417 which listed in July is still available for $639,900. 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. A loft-style bedroom, a handsome bathroom with marble vanity, deep-set windows and unique architectural details add to the considerable charm. Included in the price is indoor parking and extra storage.

Unit #332 listed in August and went into active under contract status 13 days later. Priced at $797,000, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath residence with 1,256 square feet of room has a split floorplan, pale hardwood floors and two newly restored marble baths. The bright kitchen with granite counters and Viking and Sub-Zero appliances is open to the extra-large large living and dining space.

Unit #623 went pending in August after listing the previous month for $1,490,000. The impressive duplex corner penthouse features 3-bedrooms, 2.5-baths, 1,788 square feet of living space and a 300-foor private roof deck! Among the many captivating features are pale hardwoods throughout, a formal dining room, library, floating iron stairs, large kitchen with a window over the sink, a giant masters suite, secondary balcony and none customized closets with built-ins.

There was one closing in August. Unit #342 listed at $974,900 and settled at $935,000. The 2-bed, 2-bath residence with 1,184 square feet of space has pale wide-plank blonde hardwoods throughout, an open kitchen with cabinets that match the floor, a master bedroom suite and French doors leading to a an extra-long balcony.

There’s plenty of amenities at The Columbia, from three full-furnished guest suites to a ground floor Trader Joe’s! Also included is a rooftop swimming pool and deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a billiards room, club room and dry cleaners. The popular West End neighborhood also offers 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, among others.

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