The Columbia | Market Pulse | March 2022

Washington, DC is known for its adaptive reuse developments, turning historic properties such as former schools, churches and autobody shops into something very different in the modern age. The Columbia Residences pushes the envelope further, as it was once one of the nation’s foremost healthcare facilities for women. The Columbia Hospital opened its doors in Thomas Circle in 1866, before moving to a new location in the West End five years later. It was rebuilt in 1916 on a grander scale, with an Italianate design from noted architect Nathan C. Wyeth in 1916. The hospital ultimately closed in 2002 and was converted to luxury condos in 2010. Among the many amenities is an on-site Trader Joe’s!

New to the market in March is Unit #217, offered at $499,500. This exclusive Life at the Top listing has one-bedroom and 741 square feet of sun-filled space with an open and airy layout, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main living areas. The sliding glass door and a private Juliet balcony make it easy to enjoy drinks or coffee outside. The large gourmet kitchen features granite counters, a high-end Viking and Sub-Zero package, and bar stool seating. The owner’s suite offers two closets including a walk-in, an in-unit washer/dryer, an a dual-entry bath with stone vanity top.

Still available is Unit #317, with one bedroom, one bath and 850 square feet of interior space. The current asking price of $559,000 reflects a $20K price reduction from the previous month. Wood floors are found throughout the living and cooking areas, with carpet in the loft bedroom. The open kitchen with its black granite counters and stainless steel appliances, features and extra-wide island for dining. A washer and dryer stack is concealed within the bathroom.

Unit #421 came to market in February and went under contract in March. A closing date has been set for early April. The one-bedroom, one-bath apartment features a bonus loft den and was listed at $675,000. Wide-plank bamboo hardwood floors are found in the main living areas, the kitchen, and the den, with cream-colored carpet in the bedrooms. A chocolate-hued gourmet kitchen is topped off with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, granite counters, and soft-close cabinetry. The bedroom has a frosted glass sliding door and a custom closet system. There’s also a balcony, and an in-unit washer/dryer.

There was one closing in March. Unit #834 is a spectacular three-bedroom, 2.5-bath residence with 1,787 square feet of living space as well as a giant 800 square foot private terrace. The open living area with its stunning Brazilian cherry hardwood floors features built-ins and a lovely fireplace. A large gourmet kitchen offers pale granite counters, mocha-tone cabinetry, and upscale stainless steel appliances. The owners’ suite boasts a a huge walk-in closet and a marble ensuite bath with twin-sink vanity, a frameless shower and a separate deep soaking tub. The apartment received an accepted offer nine days after listing for $1,649,000. The closing price was $1,650,000.

Unit #424 expired toward the end of March. The attractive residence with a loft bedroom, one bath and 822 square feet of living space, had been listed at $675,000. Blonde hardwood floors can be found throughout the main living areas, with carpet and an entire wall of built-ins in the bedroom. A modern Euro-style open gourmet kitchen with starburst lights over the granite island, is set into a one wall, thus preserving floor space.

Those fortunate enough to live at The Columbia enjoy numerous amenities, not the least of which is the previously mentioned on-site Trader Joe’s. Other features include a friendly and dedicated front desk with 24/7 concierge service, a rooftop swimming pool and lounge, a well-equipped fitness center, billiards and club rooms, and three furnished guest suites for visitors. Among the many nearby restaurants and bakeries are Blue Duck Tavern, Raskia, Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier, Ris, Imperfecto, Uptowner Café, Bourbon Coffee, and Tatte Bakery.

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