The Columbia | Market Pulse | April 2020

Located in Washington’s West End neighborhood is one of the District’s most striking and unique condo communities. The Columbia Residences was once the Columbia Hospital for Women. Dedicated to serving wives and widows of Civil War soldiers, the hospital opened its doors in Thomas Circle in 1866 and moved to the West End neighborhood a decade later. In 1912, the facility was rebuilt with a stunning design from noted architect Nathan Wyeth. The hospital closed and was subsequently renovated, including the addition of two new wings, as luxury condominiums in 2006. Among the many amenities is a ground floor Trader Joe’s!

New to the market in April is Unit #534. The immaculate apartment features, 1-bedroom, a den and 1-bath, with a roomy 810 square foot layout. Lovely classic strip hardwood floors run throughout the main living area and the oversized bedroom with its walk-in closet and en-suite marble bath with duel entries. The den is big enough to use as a second bedroom. Also of note is the gourmet kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinets, a handsome pantry with sliding door, and SubZero, Viking and Bosch stainless steel appliances. There’s also a cute balcony!

Relisted in April at a significantly lower price is Unit #240 with abundant light from three exposures. Priced at $1,850,000, this 1,915 square foot residence has 2-bedrooms, 2.5-baths, a den with custom built-ins and gleaming blonde hardwood floors throughout. A welcoming foyer and gallery leads into a huge main living area with an open chef’s kitchen boasting granite counters, Poggenpohl cabinets, a wine cooler and upscale Viking and SubZero appliances. You can eat at the breakfast bar, in the dining room or outside on a peaceful ground level patio. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and en-suite mater with dual vanities, deep soaking tub and frameless shower. The second bedroom also has an en-suite bath. Two assigned parking spaces and two climate controlled storage units are included.

Still available is Unit #203 with a $1,895,000 price tag. The large apartment with 2-bedrooms, 2.5-baths plus a den, measures out at 1,915 square feet and is similar in layout to Unit #240. The den is plenty big enough for use as a third bedroom, and has French doors leading out to a large patio and private yard. This rare walk-out unit has lovely hardwood floors, custom wall treatments, a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and an owner’s suite with huge walk-in closet and a spa bath.

Unit #430 is still active at $950,000. With 2-bedrooms, 2-baths and 1,220 square feet of space, the front-facing flat gets tons of natural light from its oversized windows. Richly hued hardwood floors run throughout, while an open gourmet kitchen is set into a single wall, boasting granite counters, Poggenpohl cabinets and Viking and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances. A private balcony is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee and sunshine!

Unit #441 is pending with a closing scheduled for May. The asking price had been $1,320,000. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath flat with 1,405 square feet of space is pending with contingencies. Brazilian wide-plank hardwood floors run throughout the residence with its tray ceiling and open chef’s kitchen. French doors lead to a private balcony with unobstructed southwest views.

Unit #210 closed in April at $781,000 after listing for $793,500. The spacious city dwelling offers 2-bedrooms, 2-baths and 1,375 square feet of living space. Classic hardwood floors run throughout the entire unit. An open gourmet kitchen boasts black granite counters, Viking and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances, Poggenpohl cabinets and hanging pendant lighting over the breakfast bar.

Also closing in April was Unit #335. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with den measures out at 850 square feet and had been listed at $599,900. The closing price for the cute gem was $585,000. There are blonde hardwoods throughout and an open gourmet kitchen with dark granite counters and Sub-Zero, Viking and Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances. Bonus points for the private balcony!

Unit #235 expired in April. The 1-bedroom, 1-bath flat measures 750 square feet and had been listed at $525,000. Dark wide-plank floors and an open gourmet kitchen with dark granite counters and upscale stainless steel appliances are among the features. Plantation shutters add a nice touch, while a sliding frosted glass panel door leads to the bedroom with its en-suite marble bath.

In addition to the Columbia’s very own Trader Joe’s, this unique condo community has tons to offer. Residents enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, three furnished guest suites for visitors, a fitness center, front desk and concierge service, a club room, billiards room, a dry cleaners and an Urban Boxing location. All this in a former hospital!

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