Kalorama

Blog posts about the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington DC

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The elegant Kalorama neighborhood in northwest DC is a coveted address with tree-lined streets, beautiful views, historical charm and stunning Beaux Arts architecture.  Beaux-Arts architecture is a neoclassical architectural style that greatly influenced U.S. architecture from 1880 to 1920, mostly with decorative elements, deep cornices, flat roof, raised first story, grand entrances and staircases, and arched windows.  Kalorama is home to several embassies and walking distance to the Woodley Park Metro on the Red Line.  It’s close to Dupont Circle and Georgetown, and is a neighborhood where you can walk to many restaurants, shops, and a farmer’s market.  Kalorama is convenient to the White House, the Kennedy Center, Reagan National Airport and Rock

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DC leads the country for local community gardens, according to a new report issued by The Trust for Public Land.  With the most community gardens per capita, DC has many plots of land often divided up into individual gardens, many owned by the city or National Park Service.  Even if residents don’t have a yard, community gardens are one way to enjoy green spaces and do some plantings.  There are plenty of plots of land and volunteer opportunities in local community gardens for Washington residents with a green thumb who want to plant fruits and vegetables or even to help others.  

According to The Trust, there are more than 2,500 community gardens in the District.  The gardens can be found in all sections of the city and the parks department, which

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The Dresden in DC's Kalorama neighborhood

A DC landmark, The Dresden, has a prominent spot in the James Goodes DC real estate bible, “Best Addresses.”  As one of the most elegant and grand buildings in the Kalorama neighborhood in northwest DC, its reputation is well earned.  Renowned developer Harry Wardman took pride in the construction of the Georgian Revival-style Dresden, which features spacious and traditional generous floor plans.  Magnificent views of DC toward Taft Bridge can be seen by many of the units of The Dresden, located at 2126 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  It is near two Metro Stations along the Red Line, the Woodley Park and the Dupont Circle stations.  Residents can also hail taxicabs along Connecticut Avenue.  The Dresden is close to the White House, Reagan Washington National

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DC Condo Boutique team member Amir Taba represented the buyer of a co-op located at 2220 20th Street #46, Washington, DC 20009 in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood.  This co-op features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,500 SF of living space and closed on March 23, 2015 for $687,000 / $458 SF.   

This unit has charming period details including windows on three sides, heart of pine floors, 10-ft ceilings, a den and formal living and dining rooms.  The Mendota is an elegant NY-style co-op that is prominently featured in James Goode’s Best Addresses.  Located at the intersection of 20th Street and Kalorama Road, The Mendota is one block east of Connecticut Avenue and within walking distance of the Woodley Park and Dupont Circle Metro Stations.

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The upscale and quietly affluent neighborhood of Kalorama in northwest DC is the kind of place where doormen still welcome residents home, and streets are lined with stately trees unveiling estate homes.  Distinguished colonial homes exude elegance and grandeur with manicured gardens and marble fountains.  The prestigious Kalorama neighborhood’s sophisticated aura lends many a home to Washington elite, ambassadors and statesmen.  Kalorama is nicely located between the nightlife of Dupont Circle and Georgetown, which are minutes away.  It is accessible from the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park Metro Stations on the Red Line, and served by mass transit Metro bus lines.

Bordered by Connecticut Avenue, Columbia Road, Calvert Street, and Rock Creek Park, both

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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s house in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood in DC is up for sale at $4.495 million.  The house on Kalorama Road near Embassy Row is across the street from the French ambassador’s residence.  The Federal-style brick home features 7 BR, 6.5 BA and 5,115 Sq Ft of living space.

Rumsfeld has lived in DC since coming to Washington as an Illinois congressman in the 1960s.  He later served Republican administrations in various roles, including White House Chief of Staff to President Gerald Ford, Defense Secretary to both President Ford and later President George W. Bush.  Rumsfeld received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 for his dedication to public service.

The Kalorama home has been a gathering place

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While many recognize Kalorama as a single neighborhood, it is actually comprised of two distinct enclaves, Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama.  Both enclaves have their own housing styles and unique charm in this luxurious section of Washington, DC.

The tree-lined streets of Kalorama Triangle are bounded by Columbia Road, NW, on the east and south; Connecticut Avenue, NW, Rock Creek Park on the west; and Calvert Street, NW, on the north.  It is conveniently located within walking distance to the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station and Dupont Circle Metro Station.  This historic area enjoys hilly terrain, gentle breezes and great views over DC.

Kalorama Triangle has historically embraced 3 styles of architecture: English Arts and Crafts, Georgian

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The dignified character and convenient location of Kalorama in northwest DC go hand in hand to create a sophisticated urban neighborhood.  One of the most desirable neighborhoods in DC, Kalorama is a sweet all-residential enclave nestled in the middle of the city close to 3 major thoroughfares---Connecticut Avenue, NW, Calvert Street and Columbia Road.  It is convenient to Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle and Rock Creek Park.  Residents walk to the closest Metro stations, Woodley Park/Zoo and Dupont Circle.  Kalorama is bounded by Columbia Road, NW, on the east and south; Connecticut Avenue, NW and Rock Creek Park on the west and Calvert Street on the north.

Kalorama is a charming landscape blending suburban-esque streetscapes and greenery with some of the

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While a great deal of information is written about DC's sexy and exciting condo and loft buildings, the District's cooperatives do not garner nearly as much ink from the DC real estate community.  We thought it would be interesting to provide readers with a glimpse into three of our favorite co-op buildings, each of which offers true urban convenience with the city’s most walkable addresses.  These buildings are steeped in history and offer upscale modern city living and the fun and excitement of nearby Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Adams Morgan, U Street and Georgetown. 

The Mendota

DC’s oldest luxury apartment building is The Mendota, a stately building in the prestigious Kalorama neighborhood featured in James Goode’s “Best Addresses.”  The Mendota is

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Home builders, architects and developers are taking pet-friendly luxury design to a new level as they try to please a growing number of residents and future buyers who scout new condos and single-family homes with their dogs and cats in mind.

With their family pets’ comforts a priority and logistical challenges like doggie-doors, yard space and pet washing stations, many future buyers are considering where to live based in part on ease and conveniences for their four-legged family members.  Some are looking at special pet built-ins and cabinetry in rooms that their pet may live in to make sure it blends in with the home as well as doggy-eating and dressing stations.

Pet ownership is at an all-time high, in part as a result of Americans delaying marriage

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