The Columbia Residences has a storied history. The former Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in Asylum dates back to 1866 in Thomas Circle, moving to the West End in 1870 before being rebuilt five years later on a much larger scale. The health care facility was initially dedicated to serving female relatives of Civil War soldiers who would travel to Washington seeking news of their missing loved ones. The renowned hospital ultimately closed its doors in 2006, reopening in 2010 as upscale condos with an onsite Trader Joe’s.
New to the market in August is Unit #416 with a loft bedroom, one bath and 764 square feet of living space. Priced at $630,000, the charming residence has 10-foot ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors and tall windows. The living area includes an open kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. There’s a private balcony that’s great for morning coffee, and the aforementioned loft bedroom adds loads of extra appeal.
While Unit #324 didn’t officially didn’t list until September 1, we’re still adding it to the mix. Offered at $699,999, the 816-square foot apartment has a loft-style bedroom, a nicely appointed bathroom with a frameless shower, and a balcony with views of the courtyard. Blonde hardwood floors run throughout the residence. Tall deep-set windows, an open gourmet kitchen, washer and dryer, and one assigned parking space with an option for a second, help round out the picture.
Similar to the above-mentioned apartments, Unit #424 has one loft-style bedroom and one bath. Listed at $675,000, the 822 square foot residence has a spacious feel with an open living/dining/cooking area and ash-gray hardwood floors. The open gourmet kitchen is set into a single wall, with starburst lights over the charcoal granite island. The loft bedroom has an entire wall of built-ins. The condo also features a balcony and a high-end washer/dryer stack.
Listed last month, Unit #234 now has a second price reduction. The one-bedroom, one-bath apartment has a bonus den and 812 square feet of living space. Originally offered at $630,000, the condo is now priced at $600,000. The sellers are the original owners of the charming condominium with its classic hardwood floors and large windows. The open kitchen has a Viking gas range, Poggenpohl cabinets and hanging pendant lights over the granite counter.
Unit #308 is now in Active under Contract status, meaning it’s pending with contingencies. Listed at $584,900, the one-bedroom, one-bath apartment has a 778 square foot layout with hardwood floors. The sunny open living area is home to a gourmet kitchen set along one wall, with pendant lights hanging over the black granite counters. Cook to your heart’s delight with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. There’s also a balcony off the bedroom.
Currently pending with contingencies is Unit #427. The two-bedroom, two-bath residence with 1,189 square feet of space had been reduced twice, down to $949,000, before going under contract. An open Poggenpohl kitchen features Viking and Sub-Zero appliances plus a tall wine cooler set into the wall. The master suite boasts an enormous walk-in closet with built-ins.
Unit #633 closed in August, well above its asking price. The exclusive Life At The Top listing was on the market for only three days before receiving an accepted offer. Initially listed at $699,500, the delightful one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a bonus loft den, closed at $725,000. With 841 square feet of living space, the condo boasts gleaming hardwood floors and a chef-worth gourmet kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. There’s a wonderful 210 square foot terrace, plus a second balcony.
Unit #230 has been withdrawn from MLS. The 1,254 square foot apartment with two bedrooms and two baths, had been reduced down to $899,000. Features include oversized windows, hardwood floors, 11-foot ceilings, and an owners’ suite with a marble bath and a twin-sink vanity. Sliders lead out to a delightful ground floor patio, beyond which is a lush green lawn.
As of this writing, Unit #233 has expired. The one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a bonus den/office, had been listed at $549,999. Lovely bamboo hardwoods run throughout, except in the bedroom which is carpeted. The main living area includes a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and high-end stainless steel appliances. There is also a balcony.
There were numerous improvements and renovations to The Columbia during its transition from a women’s hospital to a luxury condo community. Two new wings were built, and 22,000 square feet of retail space were introduced, dedicated largely to a Trader Joe’s. Other amenities include a rooftop swimming pool and lounge, a fitness center, lobby and concierge, billiards and club rooms, and three furnished guest suites for visitors.
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