Former Ambassador’s Residence Kalorama Mansion Converted into 7 Luxury Condos

2009 Columbia Rd, NW

Just noted some details on this former house porn [listed at $2,695,000 in 2010] on Columbia Rd, NW just off Connecticut Ave. Kalorama Condos website now says:

“The construction of 2009 Columbia Road NW was a joint effort between real estate developer Arthur Coswill and leading architect William Conley. Completed in 1899, this free standing mansion has (arguably) the most ornate façade in all of Kalorama. 2009 Columbia Road NW has a rich history of past residents, including the first secretary of the Embassy of Great Britain, George Young; Irwin Hall, an English-French school for girls operated by Sarah Irwin Mattingly; James George McKay, a physician and lieutenant colonel; Ghulam Nabi – diplomatic courier for the Pakistani embassy; Chris Middendorf, proprietor of the Middendorf-Lane Gallery and the former residence of the Legation of the Kingdom of Greece.

2009 Columbia Road NW is now the location of seven brand new, luxurious condominiums that have been completely renovated from the walls in with the highest quality finishes and craftsmanship. In short, the units are unbeatable for style, design, luxury and, naturally, location.”

You can see floor plans and prices here.


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  • Back in 2000 (ancient days) my boss lived in apartment in that house.

  • I feel like this place has been under construction forever. Drive by every day on the 42/43 and there doesn’t seem to be all that much progress. Wondering if the gym/parking/pool are in coordination with the Hinkley Hilton?

  • justinbc

    Loooove that balcony unit!

    2009 Columbia Road NW Unit 7
    STATUS: Active
    APPROX. SQ. FEET: 2,239
    BATHROOMS: 3 Fulls Baths | 1 Half Bath
    CONDO FEE: $447

  • Great, more luxury condos. Developers are making the city unaffordable to all but the 1%.

    NO MORE converting(destroying) historic row houses to luxury condos, NO MORE overpriced apartment towers and YES to keeping our neighborhoods affordable, YES to new homes for teachers, police officers, social justice activists, and artists.

    • Hear hear! If only one of the city’s teachers or brave firemen purchased this $2.7 million 7,500 sq. ft. mansion before the evil devilish developer got his greedy hands on it, our city would have finally been a place where the little people could live in peace. Did I mention that the developer is bad?

    • To be fair, this was a “luxury” place before it was renovated.

  • Nothing screams LUXURY like a cramped 2 BR apartment in 900 sq feet with a galley kitchen. Pretty pathetic, IMO. They should have only chopped this up into 4 units.

  • No storage space at all, galley kitchens with no island or other dining space, and less than 1000 sq.ft for a 2 bedroom… No thanks!

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