1661 Crescent Place Cooperative

Located at 1661 Crescent Pl NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan is known for its great old buildings and 1661 Crescent Place is no exception. Named for its address, the tall Beaux Arts building was designed by notable architect Joseph Younger and delivered in 1926. Younger was also responsible for the historic 11-story Kennedy-Warren Art Deco building on Connecticut Avenue.

1661 Crescent Place is six stories high with 63 cooperative residences. These are unusually roomy floor plans, from 908 t0 2,800 square feet. The larger units also had servants’ quarters back in the day, which are now extra bedrooms or dens. From exquisitely thick crown molding to hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, and upgraded kitchens, these city homes bespeak classic elegance that has been updated for the modern era. Did we mention private elevators in some units?

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1661 Crescent Place, a Luxury Address Through the Ages

The first thing one notices when entering this “Best Addresses” building is an enormous tiled lobby that could easily be mistaken for a grand ballroom. There’s a doorman, concierge, and a 24-hour staffed front desk. Residents also enjoy secure parking and a roof deck with amazing Washington DC views.

The building is also just a half block from the wonderfully unique Meridian Hill Park with its terraced 13-basin cascading waterfall feature. Back in the day you might have found ladies with parasols and gentlemen with their bowlers or top hats, strolling from 1661 Crescent Place to the park with its gardens. These days the park rocks spoken word readings and Sunday summer drum circles.

Other nearby amenities include the new Harris Teeter, just a block away, and the famed 18th Street restaurant row with many of the hottest bars and eateries in all of DC. Forget about cooking in that fancy kitchen—just head out to Bourbon, Johnny Pistolas, Jack Rose Dining Salon and so many more.

Co-ops and condos for sale in Adams Morgan can be notoriously high priced—that’s part of living in one of the District’s most popular neighborhoods. But prices at 1616 Crescent Place are not outrageously exorbitant, ranging from around $400,000 to $1.45 million.

Adams Morgan, One of DC’s Hippest Neighborhoods

Those living at 1661 Crescent Place will find themselves smackdab in the middle of one of Washington’s hippest neighborhoods. Adams Morgan has long been known for its multicultural diversity and its lively nighttime scene. The neighborhood was one of the first to rebound after the District’s urban decline of the 1970s and 1980s. During the ‘80s and 1990s, the community became a hot spot for live music and nightclubbing.

The club and art scene ultimately contributed to a larger community resurgence as new real estate buyers took advantage of low prices for historic buildings, and as developers leveraged the new popularity into their own opportunities for snapping up dilapidated properties on the cheap and transforming them into the hip, luxury residences that would come to define a new era in Washington, DC. From signature brightly painted Victorian row houses to more recently constructed or redeveloped lofts and condos for sale, Adams Morgan continued its reign as a very trendy place to live.

1661 Crescent Place FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is 1661 Crescent Place a good condominium to live at?

A: Actually, it’s a cooperative building rather than a condominium. And yes, it a well-known building with a lot of history as well as numerous recent renovations.

Q: What makes a cooperative different from a condominium?

A: Condo owners buy actual units while a coop buyer purchases a share of the entire property along with a contract or lease that allows the new owner to live in a selected unit.

Q: I keep hearing the term “Best Address,” What does it mean?

A: James M. Goode wrote a definitive book entitled “Best Addresses: A Century of Washington’s Distinguished Apartment Houses.” Since then, it has become a true status symbol to live in one of the 162 buildings that are written about, and extensively photographed in the book.

Q: And 1661 Crescent Place is one of those addresses?

A: Yes, it certainly is. Built in 1926, the distinctive structure was designed by Joseph Younger, and features an enormous grand lobby with a doorman, concierge, and front desk.

More About Adams Morgan

In a busy city where parking spots are at a premium and where traffic is often congested, mass transit is highly valued. And, should you be one of the lucky ones to actually possess your own parking place, streets that lead to Downtown, or to ways out of the city, are equally important. Adams Morgan locals have some decent options to choose from.

The Metrorail is an obvious place to begin. The Woodley Park Station, often known by the longer title of Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Station lies several blocks west on the other side of the Duke Ellington Bridge. The bridge—originally known as the Calvert Street Bridge—crosses Rock Creek Park from Adams Morgan into the Woodley Park neighborhood. This Metro station features Red Line service.

The Columbia Heights Heights Station with its Green and Yellow Line service is less than a mile north of the cooperatives at 1661 Crescent Place. This is one of DC’s busiest stations, connecting with Downtown DC as well as Arlington and Maryland. There is also the option of the The U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial Station which is roughly the same distance to the south. 

Additionally, 1661 Crescent Place is just a half-block from 16th Street which is a major north/south roadway that intersects with many of DC’s major corridors. A bit further to the east is Georgia Avenue, also known as Route 29.

Whether it’s driving, ride-sharing, taking the Metrorail, bicycling, walking or using one of those pesky scooters that have taken over America’s urban landscape, there’s plenty of ways to get around Adams Morgan and Washington itself. To learn more about cooperatives for sale at 1661 Crescent Place, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on July 13th, 2024 at 5:15am EDT.