Columbia Residences Condos for Sale, Washington, DC
The Columbia, also known as The Columbia Residences in Washington, DC, has an interesting history. The compound was originally known as the Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in Asylum, and dates all the way back to 1870. The historic hospital served the region for over a century, closing its doors in 2002. These days, three historic buildings plus two new wings comprise a redeveloped mixed-use complex with 225 condominium units plus 28,000 square feet of retail anchored by a Trader Joe’s.
Located at 2425 L Street NW in the West End neighborhood, this residential and retail community poses an impressive sight. But it wasn’t nearly as large or imposing in the early days. The hospital was founded in 1866 for women who came to the nation’s capital during the Civil War in search of relatives and friends. It first existed at the Hill Mansion at Thomas Circle, moving after just four years to the Tench Ringgold House at its present location. In 1918, the hospital went through a major expansion with the construction of the Italianate Renaissance-style structures that still serve as the three original components.
So what’s inside this hospital-turned-luxury condominium? It starts with the residences, available in a variety of floorplans ranging from 750 to 3,217 square feet. That includes one, two and three-bedroom models plus spectacular bi-level penthouses with private rooftop decks. These appealing homes feature great room concepts, bamboo hardwood floors, balconies or terraces, and completely open gourmet kitchens with Viking and SubZero stainless steel appliances set unobtrusively into paneled cabinets. Also noteworthy: sleek baths with marble vanities, stone floors, Jacuzzi tubs and frameless showers.
There’s common amenities galore as well, with staffed front desk and concierge, garage parking, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a large club room, billiards room, business center and a rooftop swimming pool. And don’t forget your very own Trader Joe’s! But all this awesomeness doesn’t come cheap—luxury condos for sale at the Columbia have recently started in the high six figures, climbing all the way to around $2.5 million.
The neighborhood is also part of the allure. West End residents are close to the White House, with Dupont Circle to the northeast, Foggy Bottom to the south and Georgetown to the west. If you don’t feel like doing your shopping at Trader Joe’s, don’t fret—there’s a Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom. There’s also great bars and restaurants all around, including Bayou, Ris and Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier. You can also walk to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station. For more info, call District Partners Real Estate, LLC, at 202-798-3600