The Columbia | Market Pulse | August 2020

The Columbia is a condominium community with a unique history; it used to be a women’s hospital! Founded in Thomas Circle in 1866, the Columbia Hospital for Women was dedicated to serving wives and widows of Civil War soldiers. The hospital moved to the West End neighborhood in 1876, and was rebuilt a decade later with a striking Italianate design from Nathan C. Wyeth. The hospital remained open until 2006, when it closed, renovated and expanded as luxury condos. The property is also home to a Trader Joe’s.

New to the market in August is Unit #636. The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment overlooking 24th Street offers 1,267 square feet of living space and is listed at $1,189,000. A formal entry and foyer leads into a large main living area with richly-hued 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 additional storage are included.

Unit #331 also listed in August, with an asking price of $1,099,000. With two bedrooms, two baths and a 1,380 square foot layout, this condo features honey-toned hardwood floors, an open-space layout and a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and granite counters. Wide French doors open out onto an extra-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.

Also new in August is Unit #242 with list price of $899,000. The two-bedroom, two-bath ground floor residence has 1,107 square feet of living space, with French doors leading out to the courtyard. Blonde hardwood floors, an open gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, lots of closet space and a private owner’s marble bath, lend to the appeal. In-unit washer/dryer plus parking and storage, are included.

The most expensive active listing at the Columbia is Unit #203. The two-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartment with 1,915 square feet of living space is currently priced at $1,750,000. That amount reflects a hefty reduction in July, from the original listing price of $1,895,000. The unit also includes a den large enough to be used as a third bedroom. Located on the ground floor, the apartment has French doors leading out to a large private patio and yard.

Unit #237 was reduced in price in August to $899,000, from its original amount of $929,000. The two bedroom, two bath residence has 1,163 square feet of living space 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.

Newly pending in August is Unit #423. This bright and airy Life At TheTop listing was priced at $579,000 and is scheduled to close in early September. 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 #342 is now pending. The two-bedroom, two-bath condo with 1,184 square feet of interior space was listed at $950,000. There are 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.

Also pending is Unit #619 at $699,000. The 928 square foot apartment has one bedroom, one bath and a loft den that makes the ultimate home office. Located on the top floor of the historic building, the unit offers classic hardwood floors throughout plus an open gourmet kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinets, a Viking range, a Sub-Zero fridge and granite counters. Included is a fun balcony.

Unit #405 went into active-under-contract status in August. Listed at $1,100,000, the apartment offers two bedrooms, two baths and a 1,316 square foot floorplan. The open living area is complemented by 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 Sub-Zero, Viking and Bosch appliances.

Unit #422 closed in August. The two-bedroom, two-bath, loft-styled residence sold at full price for $759,000. It was only on the market for two days before going under contract. Located in the original building, this charmer has a sliding door to the owner’s suite, with a short set of stairs leading up to a second, smaller loft bedroom.

Unit #408 has been withdrawn, after listing in July for $630,000. With one bedroom, one bath and 719 square feet of living space, the apartment has wide-plank floors in the living area, an upscale kitchen tucked into one wall, a carpeted bedroom with a deep walk-in closet, and bedroom sliders leading out to a fun balcony.

The Columbia boasts tons of amenities, including the aforementioned on-site Trader Joes, 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 of Life At The Top’s favorites!

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