The Columbia | Market Pulse | November 2019

The Columbia Residences is a condominium community with a unique history. It was born as the Columbia Hospital for Women in 1866, located in Thomas Circle. The hospital, which originally served wives and widows of Civil War soldiers, moved to the West End a decade later and was rebuilt in 1912. The facility remained open well into the modern era, finally closing in 2002 and reopening in 2006 as luxury condos with ground floor retail, including a new Trader Joe’s market. The distinctive original architecture from Nathan C. Wyeth was augmented by two new similarly styled wings during the redevelopment phase.

There was only one new listing at this popular address in November. Unit #428 is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath residence located in the historic main building. The 894 square foot apartment features a loft-style den, lovely wood floors, soaring 12-foot ceilings and deep-set windows with southern views. Listed at $725,000, the condo also boasts an open chef’s kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, tons of closet space and a modern dual entry bath with a huge frameless shower and a twin sink vanity.

Unit #210 came to market at the end of October and is still available. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment with a 1,375 square foot layout is priced at $800,000. Features include classic hardwood floors and an open gourmet kitchen with granite counters, Viking and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances, Poggenpohl cabinets and hanging pendant lighting over the breakfast bar. Bonus points for the giant walk-in closet, washer and dryer, plus parking and two climate-controlled storage spaces!

Still active is Unit #417 with a loft bedroom and 1-bath. The 804 square foot condo is listed at $599,000 and boasts 11-foot ceilings, a large open living area and richly-hued hardwood floors. The modern open kitchen is set into a single wall and augmented by black granite counters, stainless steel appliances and an island with hanging pendant lights. Deep-set windows and unique architectural details add to the appeal.

Unit #708 is also available. The top-floor 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment has 735 square feet of living space listed in October for $569,000. Features for this charming flat include pale blonde hardwood floors, an office nook, a fantastic open kitchen with salt and pepper granite counters plus Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, a sliding wood and glass door to the bedroom, balcony, dual-entry marble bath, plantation shutters, parking, storage and new Bosch/Carrier HVAC. Check out for more listings and properties.

Also active is Unit #335 with 1-bedroom, 1-bath, a den and a generous 850 square foot floorplan. Listed at $619,900, the open space residence has hardwood wide-plank floors throughout, a gourmet kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinets, black granite counters and stainless steel appliances, plus a remodeled bathroom and a balcony off the bedroom suite.

Unit #433 went pending in November after a price drop to $575,000. The light and airy 800 square foot residence has 1-bedroom, 1-bath plus sliders that open to a nice sized den. Features include blonde hardwood floors, a large balcony and a modern open kitchen with dark granite counters, a Viking range and Sub-Zero fridge. A December closing is anticipated.

There were multiple settlements in November. Unit #623 is a luxurious corner penthouse with 3-bedrooms, 2.5-baths and a roomy 1,788 square foot floorplan. Listed at $1,490,000, the residence closed at $1,505,000! The elegant residence is filled with features, including a gourmet kitchen with wine fridge, large master suite and multiple outdoor spaces topped by a private rooftop deck accessible by spiral stairs.

Unit #432 listed in October for $919,000, went under contract in early November and closed two weeks later for $800,000. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath residence with 1,250 square feet of living space has beautiful hardwood floors in the living area, new carpets in the bedrooms, a contemporary gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, plus a balcony!

Unit #235 closed at the affordable price of $475,000 after listing in October for $499,000. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with 750 square feet of space has striking dark hardwood floors, a lovely open gourmet kitchen with dark granite counters, plantation shutters and sliding wood and frosted glass doors leading to the bedroom suite.

There are amenities aplenty at the Columbia, including a rooftop swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, club room and three furnished guest suites. Add to that, a dry cleaners, an Urban Boxing location and the previously mentioned Trader Joe’s, right there on the condominium property! You can bet this place is popular with West End locals, as well as those actually living on the historic grounds.

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