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Luxury Living at The Columbia

In a city known for condominiums with unusual backstories, The Columbia is no exception. Built in 1918 and designed by Nathan C. Wyeth, the Italian Renaissance-style three-building complex was originally known as The Columbia Hospital for Women.

These days, the former medical facility houses 215 luxury residences along with 28,000 square feet of commercial space including a Trader Joe’s.

Imagine the convenience of heading downstairs for frozen enchiladas and peanut butter pretzels? There’s also a swanky roof deck with swimming pool, 24/7 front desk and concierge service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room and a large club room for social gatherings.   

The reconstruction process involved adding two new wings to the original structure and incorporating former hospital corridors into living space. These remarkable residences feature open floorplans, exquisite modern kitchens, oversized windows, hardwood floors, and in some cases, balconies. The ninth floor is reserved for two-story penthouses with private rooftop terraces.

  • State-of-the-art gourmet kitchens with Poggenpohl cabinets, Sub Zero and Bosch appliances
  • Wood flooring throughout the main living spaces
  • Sleek bathrooms feature stone floors and marble countertops with undermounted sinks
  • Master baths feature soaking or Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers
  • Underground parking and bicycle storage rooms
  • French doors lead to balconies, terraces or patios
  • World class concierge, doorman, porter and security
  • Resident club room and billiard room
  • On-site property management 
  • Penthouse level pool bathed in sunlight
  • Fully equiped fitness center
  • Trader Joe's on site
  • Superb walkable location

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Accessing the Best of DC from The Columbia

Getting out and about from The Columbia is infinitely easier than the old horse and buggy days. The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro with its Orange and Blue Lines is a leisurely stroll away. You can also have the valet bring your car around and wheel across Key Bridge to Arlington or other points west. Add Ubers, taxis and bicycles to the list and the options are limitless.

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Ultra Chic West End At Your Doorstep

The West End is an infinitely walkable neighborhood, surrounded by Georgetown to the northwest, Foggy Bottom to the south and Dupont Circle to the east. The West End dates all the way back to Pierre L’Enfant’s original blueprint for the District. A modern revitalization plan initiated by city planners in 1972 led to a spate of new development, including towering condominium cocoons of luxury.

That opens up a rich tapestry of attractions and amenities with theater, movies, restaurants and upscale shopping boutiques. This is certainly one of DC’s most sought-after places to live with a palpable urban energy and sophistication. From black-tie events at the Kennedy Center to hipster flicks at the West End Independent Art House Cinema, choices abound! And if you tire of dining at some of the best eateries in Washington, you can fetch groceries from Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.

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