The Altamont: Grand Kalorama Co-op

Posted by Mark Washburn on Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 11:30am.

the altamont - 1901 Wyoming Ave nw dc

A staple in Kalorama for more than a century, The Altamont continues to shine as a grand example of co-op living in the DC area. Supplemented by plentiful high-end and original additions, the turn-of-the-century building still offers up high ceilings, hardwood floors and fireplaces, along with an array of other desirable features and finishes.

Originally housing only around two-dozen traditional apartment homes, the building changed over to a co-op around the mid-century mark, now housing 50 private residential units in a variety of floor plans. Built in a Mission Revival-style popular to its time, The Altamont building remains to this day one of the most desirable addresses in the DC area, even listed in Goode’s “Best Addresses”.

Within just the past few years The Altamont updated some of its common spaces, matching the style of some of the building’s existing historic features. A large, highly detailed fireplace also still stands in the lobby, appearing much the same as it has for decades.

The property additionally retains its marble entrance and a rooftop deck, prized just as much today as it was generations ago. While the deck offers up sweeping views of area landmarks, other building amenities include a 24-hour front desk and concierge service.

As well, there’s additionally a large laundry room and a storage area in the building’s basement. Residents will also find some available parking, while the building sits within a short walk of the Metro station for added convenience.

The impressive setting of The Altamont puts residents just around the corner from Kalorama Park, while at the same time the co-ops sit conveniently close to area grocery stores, retailers, restaurants and nightlife. This is enhanced by the location’s close proximity to Dupont Circle and to Adams Morgan, as well as to all of the offerings of nearby Rock Creek Park.

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