The Columbia | Market Pulse | September 2019

The Columbia Residences enjoy quite the history. Originally located in Thomas Circle, the Columbia Hospital for Women opened its doors in 1866, serving wives and widows of Civil War soldiers. The hospital moved to its present West End location in 1876 and was subsequently rebuilt in 1912 as a much larger facility. The ornate Italianate design from architect Nathan C. Wyeth instantly made it one of DC’s most distinguished and recognizable landmarks. The hospital closed in 2002 and was restored and renovated as high end condos for sale. The complex also houses a Trader Joe’s—convenient indeed for residents.

New to the market in September is Unit #PH906, a dramatic penthouse with 2-bedrooms, 2-baths and 1,496 square feet of living space. The striking two-level residence is listed at $1,299,000 and features an open kitchen, dining and living area and beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and hanging pendant lights. Two bedrooms and marble baths are on the main level, with floating iron spiral stairs ascending through a ceiling opening, to an upper level family room with sliders out to the private rooftop terrace.

Unit #428 with 1-bedroom, 1-bath plus a loft den is located in the central historic building. The spacious residence has 931 square feet of living space and is priced at $719,000. Blonde hardwood floors run throughout the living area with fresh carpet in the bedroom. The open kitchen features granite counters, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, Poggenpohl cabinets and matching paneling for the fridge. A contemporary bathroom features a frameless shower and a Poggenpohl vanity with twin sinks. Deep-set windows are among the charming original architectural details.

Relisted in September is Unit #433 with 1-bedroom, 1-bath and 800 square feet of living space. With an asking price of $599,000, this handsome apartment features classic strip hardwood floors throughout the living area and sliders that open to a den for extra sleeping or study options. The attractive Chef’s kitchen has dark granite counters, a Viking range and Sub-Zero fridge. Closet space abounds and a balcony provides a nifty place to enjoy your morning coffee.

Still available is Unit #422 with 1-bedroom, 2-baths and a loft den that is currently used as a second bedroom. Offered at $799,000, the residence has 1,001 square feet of space, dark hardwood floors, a balcony, sliding doors to the large master bedroom, luxurious baths and an open gourmet kitchen with granite counters, Chef’s island and stainless steel appliances.

Unit #417 listed in July is still active. The price was recently reduced from $639,900 to $619,000. The 804 square foot living space has a loft bedroom and 1-bath, with 11-foot ceilings and a large open living area with hardwood floors. The contemporary kitchen black granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Deep-set windows and unique architectural details add to the charm.

Unit #708 was relisted in August at $600,000 and more recently dropped to $590,000. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with a bonus office nook and 735 square feet of living space features gleaming pale hardwood floors in the living area and a standout 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.

Unit #235 also recently had a price adjustment from $545,000 down to $525,000. The competitively priced 1-bedroom, 1-bath flat has 750 square feet of living space, 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.

Unit #328 is now pending with contingencies at $695,000. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath plus den/office has a very spacious 900 square foot floorplan with blonde hardwoods in the living areas and den. The open gourmet kitchen has dark granite counters, stainless steel appliances and blonde cabinetry matching the floors. Sliding doors lead to the master bedroom. The apartment comes with parking and two storage lockers.

Unit #420, a featured Life At The Top listing, closed in September for $620,000 after listing for $639,000. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath loft residence with an open floorplan and wide-plank Maple floors has 925 square feet of living space with stairs leading up to a delightful loft den. The spacious main living area has soaring 14-foot ceilings while the modern kitchen features granite counters, pendant lighting, Poggenpohl cabinetry and Sub-Zero and Viking stainless steel appliances. Take your meals out to the balcony! A large bedroom has both a private entry hall as well as sliding frosted glass and wood doors that open directly to the living area. The exquisite marble bathroom has a twin sink vanity and frameless shower.

Unit #411 closed on September 24 as a private placement, for $1,080,000, after originally listing for $1,140,000. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment has 1,291 square feet of living space and overlooks the courtyard. Features include hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen with an oversized island as well as Sub-Zero and Viking appliances. There are plantation shutters in both bedrooms, electronic shutters in the living area and a large balcony to relax on. The unit comes with assigned parking.

In addition to the previously mentioned ground floor Trader Joe’s plus, an Urban Boxing gym location, the Columbia offers a wealth of amenities. There’s a rooftop swimming pool and deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, three fully-furnished guest suites for overnight visitors, a billiards room, club room and dry cleaners. Residents can also stroll to nearby West End attractions such as the new West End Library, the Landmark Theatres West End Cinema plus scads of restaurants including Rasika West End, Blue Duck Tavern, Char Bar, Stoney’s on L and the Bluestone Lane West End Café.

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