embassy land
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From a press release:

“A 25,197-square-foot lot has just hit the market for $5.6 million, next door to the French Ambassador’s residence. Known for its lavish parties and famous neighbors, the French government is selling the unused land. The available lot is a combination of three parcels, totaling just over one-half acre of property. The lot borders Kalorama Circle NW. Alex Venditti of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Dupont/Logan Circle office has the co-listing.

“This is the first time in four decades that I’m aware of when residentially zoned, raw land has been available for purchase in Kalorama and is being offered on the open market,” said Vendetti.

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The residence and property located at 2221 Kalorama Road was acquired by France in 1936. Built in 1911 and designed by Parisian architect Viscount Jules Henri de Sibour, the home was designed for large-scale entertaining. After its construction, the adjacent lots were purchased for added privacy. In 1941, under a new ambassador, additional lots were purchased that overlooked Kalorama Circle. (more…)

2070 Belmont Rd NW

This rental is located at 2070 Belmont Road, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$1750 / 1br – Luxury 1BR w/ hardwood & great closet space!

This one bedroom features real hardwood floors, a granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, and much MORE!

Located at 2070 Belmont Rd NW, between the Kalorama, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, and Dupont Circle neighborhoods, the Park Crest offers a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom homes with amenities including storage units, a bike room, and a rooftop deck with spectacular views of the National Cathedral and Rock Creek Park!

The rent includes ALL utilities. You can’t beat this price in this neighborhood!”



Thanks to all who sent links – yesterday Washingtonian reported:

“multiple real-estate sources say Trump and husband Jared Kushner will move into 2449 Tracy Pl, NW, in Kalorama. That will put the couple less than two blocks from the Obamas, who will reportedly move here post-White House.”

According to Redfin the property sold for $5,500,000 on December 22nd. Take a tour here.


This unit is located at 1831 California St, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“Beautiful & spacious second floor 2 bedroom & one and a half bath updated condominium in Kalorama. Located in the front of the building w/ south facing windows with plenty of natural sunlight! Custom cabinets with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large master suite w/ ample closet space! Hardwood floors throughout! Located just blocks from everything! Open Sat & Sun!!”


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This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $599,000 ($423 monthly fee.)


This house is located at 2206 Decatur Pl, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“The Coach House” Extraordinary detached carriage house w 2/3 BD & 2.5 BA. Chef’s kitchen w 6-burner gas range. Great light, hardwood floors. Renovated in 2012 w/ spa-like bathrooms, 3rd BR/dressing rm, elegant brick patio & landscaped garden. Located in the heart of Embassy Row. Steps to Dupont shops/dining, Dupont Circle Metro & parking for 2+ cars! Luxury condo alternative!”


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This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,249,000.


This house is located at 2200 Decatur Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Sparkling ground-up renovation at the base of the Spanish Steps. Live the ultimate urban life on a quiet street tucked into leafy Kalorama, just a stone’s throw to cafes, restaurants, the Metro & the farmer’s market. Enjoy the convenience of all new systems, spa-inspired marble baths, a fresh open floor plan, & a sublime skylit kitchen any Top Chef would aspire to. Lower level generates $40K/year.”


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This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,395,000.


This rental is located at 2145 California Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Large, duplex style 1 bed, 1.5 bath in a boutique building on one of the cutest streets in Kalorama! Updated kitchen, wood floors, lots of closet space and a sweet, private outdoor patio great for entertaining. Steps to Metro, restaurants, & chic nightlife in Dupont & Adams Morgan! Don’t let this one get away. Vouchers accepted; please check DCHA limits.”


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This 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,000/Mo.


This rental is located at 1954 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Light filled, with southern and western corner exposure condo, hardwood floors through-out, galley kitchen, plenty of cabinet space, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, separate dining. Large foyer. Tiled bathroom. High ceilings. Monument views. Basement laundry, bicycle storage. Roof deck. Kalorama/Adams Morgan. 98 Walk Score.”


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This 700 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,900/Mo.


This unit is located at 1840 Biltmore Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Old World charm in Kalorama Tri.Elegant & modern 2BR COOP w great light & flow:Renov KIT w granite & SS:LRG foyer, dine RM,MBR w built-ins & bay window:HI ceilings:Beautiful heart pine FLRs:Bike,storage,exercise/common RM:Pets allowed:Retail,dining,gyms,farmers markets,Metro Bus & Rail,Kalorama Park & sought after Oyster-Adams Public School all nearby!Ask for KVS $500 buyer credit.”


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This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $479,000 ($1,139 monthly fee.)