The Colonnade -- One of DC’s Best Addresses

Posted by Mark Washburn on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 1:54pm.

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Surrounded by tall trees and mature landscaping, The Colonnade is sometimes described as one of DC’s leafy, best addresses. Originally built in the 1960s, the property still retains its original charm and sophistication, while at the same time relishing in its more modern appeal.

As one of the area’s “Best Addresses” today, the iconic property has been a favorite of DC’s elite for generations. Ever since it opened decades ago, lawmakers, journalists and high-profile families have made a home for themselves in The Colonnade. It’s said Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor even once lived in the building.

Located in Cathedral Heights, The Colonnade was originally designed with high ceilings, wood floors and solid plaster walls. Some of the distinguished homes have since been remodeled to add in new and upgraded appliances, new baths and new fixtures.

For many residents, however, a big part of the appeal of living in The Colonnade is the garden-like views. Some of the views are made possible from the private terraces. Many units look out over the nearby park or one of the property’s well-kept gardens.

In fact, The Colonnade is home to four major gardens, and many of the terraces off the individual units are extremely sheltered and private. Some units also provide sweeping views of the city skyline.

The property also adds in a heated swimming pool, reserved parking and extra storage space for convenience. In addition, community amenities extend to an exercise room, outdoor grilling and fire-pits, and more.

The property sits right next to Glover Archbold Park and trail too, making it easy to get out and enjoy plenty of outdoor recreation just steps away. As well, The Colonnade also sits within walking distance of a local elementary school, plus it’s not far from American University and Georgetown University, either.

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