The Columbia Residences is one of the most striking adaptive reuse developments in Washington, DC, with unsurpassed community amenities and a rich history. Originally located in Thomas Circle, the Columbia Hospital for Women opened in 1866, serving wives and widows of Civil War soldiers. The hospital moved to its current West End location in 1876 and was rebuilt in 1912. In 2002, the complex with its ornate Italianate design closed its doors as a hospital. It subsequently renovated, reopening in 2006 as luxury condominiums.
The most expensive new listing at the Columbia in March 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. 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.
Also still available at the same level is Unit #240 with 2-bedrooms, 2.5-baths, a den and 1,915 square feet of living space. Priced at $1,999,900, this spacious apartment with its huge open living area has a slate stone private patio, gleaming hardwood floors, two reserved parking spaces and four climate controlled storage units. The corner residence also has luxurious en-suite marble baths for each bedroom.
Unit #430 listed in February for $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 #210 listed in January for $793,500 but is now temporarily off the market. 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 worth noting is the giant walk-in closet, washer and dryer, plus parking and two climate-controlled storage spaces.
Unit #441 went under contract in March after being reduced in price for a second time to $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.
Also going into active under contract status in March 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 attractive gem features 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!
Residents at the Columbia enjoy lots of perks with three fully furnished guest suites, a rooftop swimming pool, front desk and concierge, a fitness center, club room and billiards room. Also on site is a Trader Joe’s market, a dry cleaners and an Urban Boxing location. From the ornate historic architecture combined with new upscale interiors, to its prime location in the popular West End neighborhood, this former women’s hospital has a lot to offer!
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