The Columbia Combines Elegance with a Colorful Backstory

The elegant Columbia Residences building is coveted for its location and its added luxuries today, but it also has quite a colorful backstory. This West End condo building may currently be celebrated for its large floorplans and its top amenities, but it wasn’t always reserved for residential use.

The Columbia was originally built as The Columbia Hospital for Women. In the early 2000s, the building closed down, but a few years later it was reimagined into condos.

Crews preserved the original structure and then added two new wings. Former hospital corridors were turned into living space, as the newly formed condos now come with open floorplans, as well as large windows, hardwood flooring, and modern kitchens with granite countertops and top appliances, as well as some kitchen islands.

You will also find stone and marble baths, as well as master baths with Jacuzzi tubs. Other enviable extras include the number of built-ins and the walk-in closets, which can be used for extra storage space.

Some of the units come with balconies, while the ninth-floor penthouse units come with private rooftop terraces and two floors of living space. These days, there are more than 200 luxury residences in the three-building complex of The Columbia to choose from, typically ranging from around 700 square feet to well more than 2,000 square feet of living space.

As for some of the shared amenities, The Columbia offers its residents access to underground parking and bicycle storage, a club and billiard room, a swimming pool with a roof deck, and a full fitness center. The pet-friendly building additionally includes a doorman, concierge service and a porter.

There’s also the convenience of an on-site Trader Joe’s, plus some additional commercial space on the property. A Whole Foods Market, countless restaurants and bars, and George Washington University are all nearby. The condo property is also a short distance from the Foggy Bottom Metro.

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