The Columbia | Market Pulse | May 2020

The Columbia Residences is one of Washington’s most unique and visually striking condominium communities. It was originally the Columbia Hospital for Women, located first in Thomas Circle in 1866 and dedicated to serving wives and widows of Civil War soldiers. The hospital moved to the West End neighborhood in 1876 and was completely rebuilt in 1912, with a stunning design from famed architect Nathan Wyeth. In 2006, the hospital closed its doors, and was subsequently restored and renovated as luxury condos. Also on the grounds is a Trader Joe’s market!

There were multiple new listings in May, starting with Unit #405 with an asking price of $1,105,000. The fourth floor apartment has 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 the blonde hardwood floors. A large master bedroom with en-suite bath, a balcony with lovely city views and an open gourmet kitchen with black granite counters, and Sub-Zero, Viking and Bosch appliances, adds to the allure.

Also new in May is Unit #237, priced at $929,000. The two bedroom, two bath residence has 1,163 square feet of living space and an open layout with east-facing windows. Hardwood floors, a balcony and a chef’s kitchen with Viking gas range, Sub-Zero fridge, granite counters and Poggenpohl cabinets are among the features. Underground parking is included.

Unit #324 came to market in May as well, with one bedroom, one bath and 816 square feet. Listed at $699,000, the apartment is sunny and open with 11-foot ceilings, blonde floors, tall windows and a balcony overlooking the courtyard and gardens. The gourmet kitchen is open to the main living area, and steps lead up to a fun loft bedroom. A washer/dryer combo and one parking space are included.

Still available is Unit #203 with a $1,895,000 price tag. The large apartment with two bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus a den, measures out at 1,915 square feet and is located on the ground floor, allowing a walk-out opportunity to a large patio and private yard. The den is large enough for use as a third bedroom, and has French doors leading out to the patio. The condo 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 active and similarly configured is Unit #240, priced at $1,850,000. The 1,915 square foot residence enjoys light from three exposures, and has two bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a den with custom built-ins. A welcoming foyer leads into a huge main living area with an open chef’s kitchen. Gleaming hardwoods run throughout the apartment. Enjoy meals outside on a peaceful ground level patio. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and en-suite bath with dual vanities, deep soaking tub and frameless shower. The second bedroom also has an en-suite bath. Two parking spaces and two climate controlled storage units are included.

Unit #430 is still active at $950,000. With two bedrooms, two 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!

Although it listed just last month, Unit #534 has already had two price cuts. The one bedroom, one bath plus den apartment originally listed at $639,000 before dropping to $609,000 and then $599,000. Classic strip hardwood floors run throughout the living area and the oversized bedroom with its walk-in closet and dual entry marble bath. The den is big enough to use as a second bedroom. Also of note is the gourmet kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinets, a handsome pantry with sliding door, and Sub-Zero, Viking and Bosch stainless steel appliances.

There was one closing in May. Unit #441 listed for $1,320,000 and sold for $1,200,000. The two bedroom flat with two full baths has 1,405 square feet of living space, with Brazilian wide-plank hardwood floors throughout. Tray ceilings add a dramatic touch, while a beautiful open kitchen features white granite counters, white brick backsplash, white Poggenpohl cabinets, stainless steel appliances and hanging pendant lighting over the breakfast bar.

In addition to its very own Trader Joe’s, the Columbia has lots more to offer. Residents enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, three furnished guest suites for visitors, a fitness center, front desk and concierge service, a club room, billiards room, a dry cleaners and an Urban Boxing location. The repurposing from hospital to condo community has certainly been a success!

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