The Columbia Residences was once a women’s hospital. It was founded in Thomas Circle in 1866, relocated to the West End in 1876 and rebuilt a decade later with a memorable design from architect Nathan C. Wyeth. Originally dedicated to serving the wives and widows of Civil War soldiers, the hospital remained open until 2006, when it closed its doors and was reimagined as luxury condos. The property is also home to a Trader Joe’s market.
There was just one new listing in September. Unit #309 comes with one bedroom, one bath and 755 square feet of living space. Priced at a competitive $595,000, the apartment has wide-plank floors and a space-saving gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances that is completely open to the roomy main living area. There’s even a balcony off the bedroom!
Unit #636 is still available after listing in August for $1,189,000. The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment overlooking 24th Street offers 1,267 square feet of living space. A formal entry and foyer leads into a large main living area with hardwood floors, a window bay and an open gourmet kitchen. Walk-in closets, luxurious baths and a private balcony add to the appeal. Garage parking and storage are included.
Still active with an asking price of $1,099,000 is Unit #331. The handsome condo has two bedrooms, two baths and a 1,380 square foot layout. Features include honey-toned hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and granite counters, and French doors leading to a large balcony overlooking the courtyard. The owner’s suite boasts double closets with organizers and an en-suite bath with granite twin-sink vanity, tub and separate shower. Comes with washer/dryer and garage parking.
Unit #242 is another listing that remains active from August. Priced at $899,900, the sunny two-bedroom, two-bath ground floor residence offers 1,107 square feet of living space, with blonde hardwood floors and French doors leading out to the courtyard. A handsome open kitchen is set into one corner with dark granite counters and high-end appliances. In-unit washer/dryer plus parking and storage, are included.
Unit #237 is also still available with an asking price of $899,000. The 1,163 square foot residence has two bedrooms, two baths and an open layout with hardwood floors, a balcony and east-facing windows. The chef’s kitchen has Viking gas range, Sub-Zero fridge, granite counters and Poggenpohl cabinets are among the features. Underground parking is included.
Still in Active Under Contract status is Unit #430. Priced at $930,000, the two-bedroom, two-bath flat has 1,220 square feet of space. The bright and sunny front-facing residence has richly-hued hardwood floors throughout, plus an attractive open gourmet kitchens with hanging pendant lights over the granite breakfast bar. A private balcony, marble baths and assigned parking add to the appeal.
There were a number of closings in September. Let’s start with Unit #423, a bright and airy Life At The Top property that listed for $579,000 before selling for $560,000. The one-bedroom, one-bath condo has a loft bedroom, hardwood floors throughout, and an open gourmet kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Other features include plantation shutters, a marble bath, washer and dryer, storage and parking.
Unit #203 was priced at $1,750,000 before closing for $1,680,000. The two-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartment with 1,915 square feet of living space also has a den large enough to be used as a third bedroom. Blonde hardwoods, lots of windows and a very spacious open living area that includes a gourmet kitchen, add to the appeal. French doors lead out to a large private patio and yard.
Unit #342 listed for $950,000 and has now sold for $935,000. The two-bedroom, two-bath condo with 1,184 square feet of interior space sports hardwood floors throughout and French doors leading out to a large balcony overlooking the courtyard. The apartment also has a gourmet kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, an oversized owner’s suite and one garage parking space.
Initially priced at $1,105,000, Unit #405 closed for $975,000. The apartment has two bedrooms, two baths, a 1,316 square foot floorplan and a large window bay that allows plenty of sun to bathe blonde hardwood floors. Adding to the appeal is a large master bedroom with en-suite bath, a balcony with city views and an open gourmet kitchen with black granite counters, and stainless steel appliances.
Our final closing for September is Unit #619. The 928 square foot apartment listed for $699,000 and sold for $675,000. There’s one bedroom and one bath, plus a loft den that makes the ideal home office. Located on the top floor of the historic building, the unit offers classic hardwood floors throughout plus an open gourmet kitchen and a fun private balcony.
In addition to the onsite Trader Joe’s, the Columbia is chock full of residential amenities. They include a rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, billiards and club rooms, front desk and concierge, and three furnished guest suites for visitors. The transition from historic hospital to popular condo community has made this one Washington, DC’s favorite places to live.
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