The Columbia | Market Pulse | May 2021

The Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in Asylum was first opened in 1866 at the site of the former Hill Mansion in Thomas Circle. At a time when medical care was scarce for females, the facility provided critical resources. It moved to the West End neighborhood just four years later and was rebuilt in 1875 with a stunning Italianate design. The hospital endured until 2002 when it finally closed its doors, reopening in 2006 in a renovated version as The Columbia Residences. The popular condos merge Old World charm with modern luxury—there’s even a Trader Joe’s on campus!

New to the market in May is Unit #427, listed at $1,100,000. The two-bedroom, two-bath residence has 1,189 square feet of living space along with a generously sized balcony. Large double-hung windows allow natural light to illuminate hardwood floors in the main living areas. The 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Unit #521 re-entered the fray in May after having been previously withdrawn. Listed at $649,000, the delightful one-bedroom, one-bath condo has a bonus loft den with 850 square feet of space. Gleaming blonde hardwood floors run throughout the living area, kitchen and den. Frosted glass doors slide open to a large and airy bedroom, while sliders in the living area open to a fun terrace.

Unit #434 listed in April, before being withdrawn and relisted at a new lower price of $575,000. The condo has one bedroom, a den, a dual entry marble bath and 810 square feet of living space. Lovely hardwood floors run throughout the main living areas and den. There’s a balcony off the bedroom, a washer/dryer, and an open gourmet kitchen with Viking range and Sub-Zero fridge.

Also new in May is Unit #308 with an asking price of $594,900. The 778 square foot apartment has one bedroom and one bath. A sunny and open main living area with hardwood floors features an open 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 a private balcony as well!

Unit #529 listed on May 11 and already has a price cut, from $785,000 down to $769,000. With one bedroom, a loft den and 1.5 baths, the 957 square foot apartment is located in the original historic building and boast soaring 11-foot ceilings along with a balcony and numerous charming architectural details. There is wood flooring in the living areas and a handsome gourmet kitchen.

Unit #233 has relisted at a new lower price of $549,999. The one-bedroom, one-bath condo has 805 square feet of living room and an open office/den off the front foyer. Bamboo floors run throughout the living areas and kitchen with carpet in the bedroom and its hallway. There’s tons of closet space, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a delightful open kitchen. Parking and storage included!

Offering plenty of living space, Unit #230 entered the market at the tail end of April and remains active at $930,000. The 1,254 square foot apartment has two bedrooms, two baths and 11-foot ceilings. There’s hardwood floors, oversized windows that allow in abundant light, and a master bedroom with an en-suite marble bath with twin vanities. Sliders lead out to a delightful ground floor patio.

Unit #424 listed in April at $675,000. The one-bedroom, one bath apartment has 822 square feet of space, along with improvements such as custom wall finishes, ashy-gray hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with dark granite counters and a superb frameless shower in the bath. Also notable is the loft-style bedroom with an entire wall of built-in closet space. A private balcony adds to the fun.

Still available is Unit #309 with a list price of $595,000. The 755 square foot flat maximizes its size with an open space living, dining and cooking area complemented by hardwood flooring. The kitchen has granite counters with Viking, Sub-Zero and Bosch stainless steel appliances. The bedroom has gray carpeting; there’s also a balcony off the bedroom as well as a stacked washer/dryer in the closet.

There were multiple closings in May, starting with Unit #442. The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with richly hued hardwood floors listed at $950,000 before selling for $930,000. An open kitchen features granite countertops, a Viking gas range, Viking wine cooler and SubZero fridge. A large private balcony, a washer/dryer combo, one parking space and a storage unit add to the appeal.

Unit #242 was priced at $874,900 and settled at $850,000. The ground level residence has two bedrooms, two baths and a 1,107 square foot layout. A bright and open ambience is complemented by blonde hardwood floors and a walkout patio. There’s also a washer/dryer, extra storage and a parking space with Tesla charger.

Also selling in May was Unit #520. The one-bedroom, one-bath residence with a bonus den closed at a very solid $650,000 after listing for $655,000. The upper-level apartment with 810 square feet of space is in one of the original historic buildings, and loaded with architectural charm. A loft den, open gourmet kitchen, high ceilings, sliding bedroom door, a marble bath and a balcony add to the appeal.

There is no shortage of amenities at The Columbia Residences, with a rooftop swimming pool and lounge, fitness center, billiards and club rooms, front desk and concierge. There are also three furnished guest suites for visitors, as well as the previously mentioned on-site Trader Joe’s. You’ll find other retail on the grounds as well, plus an Urban Boxing location.

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