Blog posts about the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington DC

Found 64 blog entries about Kalorama.


In a city obsessed with new residential construction, many of our pre-war historic condo buildings are overlooked during the buying process.  This is easy to do as there is significantly more media and real estate industry hype about the latest project from DC residential developers.

The District is truly fortunate to also have a large number of wonderful residential buildings constructed in the pre-war years of the 20th century.  While there are venerable pre-war condo projects throughout the city, many of our favorites are located in the Kalorama and Adams Morgan neighborhoods.  

It is wrong to assume that an older condo building automatically means outdated floor plans, ugly appliances and tired common areas.   Many of DC's pre-war buildings and units

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Modern Convenience Fused With Period Architecture



With a location in Kalorama on one of the neighborhood's finest blocks, 2411 California Street is one of the best homes in the District.  This location, coupled with the homes size and grandeur make this property an attractive option for a diplomatic residence. 

This three-story home has been meticulously renovated and features six bedrooms, seven baths and four levels of living space.  No detail was overlooked with renovations that have brought the finest period elements back to life while also blending modern conveniences into this home.  The beautiful grand stairway lends a stately and regal feel to this home.

The list of upscale features includes a media room, gym, lower-level catering

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It only takes a couple of minutes of searching in the Washington DC MLS database to find a multitude of meandering neighborhood borders.  When did the West End become Georgetown?......when did Capitol Hill extend to Nationals Park......did the national army of Kalorama invade Adams Morgan and claim Columbia Road as their own?

Was there a city-wide Realtor training session that I missed on how to juice up the price of a listing by stretching the borders of a neighborhood?  I surely don't understand the logic behind advertising a property in a neighboring community.  Aren't DC buyers just smarter than that?  Armed with tools like Google Maps and GPS units can't most buyers see through this strategy?  Also, with so much searching starting on the web,

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Tracy Place in Kalorama ranks at the top of fine Washington, DC residential streets. Tracy Place extends two blocks from 23rd Street NW to Belmont Road NW.

Several foreign governments have a presence on Tracy Place including Portugal, Egypt and Guyana.  This exclusive street is also home to well-heeled partners in several of DC's prominent law firms.

Tracy Place lost a famous resident with the passing of Senator Kennedy last fall.  The Reliable Source reports that Vicky Kennedy is selling the 8,900 SF Tracy Place home for $6M+, a healthy appreciation over the 2.8M purchase price in 1998.  

At the time of this posting, there are four homes for sale on Tracy Place ranging in price from $2.995M to $10M.

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