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1700 Kalorama Lofts For Sale
Located at 1706 Kalorama Road, Washington, DC 20009 | Adams Morgan
Known both by its address as the 1700 Kalorama Lofts (located at 1700 Kalorama Road) and by the shorter Kalorama Lofts, this contemporary structure is right in the heart of Adams Morgan. With brown metal siding combined with tan brick, huge windows and front balconies, the overall effect is that of a unique hybrid—industrial park modern chic.
The building sits at the corner of Kalorama Road and 17th Street—prime territory indeed in Washington DC’s super popular 20009 zip code. You can easily get to anywhere from here in the District, and a lot of the places you’ll want to go are within walking distance.
Active listings at Kalorama Lofts in NW Washington DC
Built in 2005, there are 42 residences in this cool boutique. Due to the popularity of the building and the location, these units are hard to come by. Those interested in luxury lofts for sale in Washington DC might want to widen their search a bit.
But if you really have your heart set on a unit at 1700 Kalorama Lofts and are patient, you will find that they do pop up on the market every now and then. Here are some things you should know:
First, the number of different design layouts is unusual for a boutique building. While the front of the building appears quite square and boxy, there are actually some unique shapes to the rear, including a cylindrical wing resulting in units with curved walls. Regardless of shape, these residences are quite spacious, from 1,100 to 2,600 square feet. Recent listings have ranged from the $500s to over $1 million.
Residents here enjoy hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, private balconies and a variety of ceiling designs including beamed, cove and those with unusual exposed metal grids. The steel industrial-style stairs leading to loft spaces are quite striking, and the limestone baths with Kohler fixtures come in a variety of layouts. The living spaces are very open, with giant windows and modern kitchens featuring granite counters, maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Also, the open-sided loft spaces are often positioned so that one can look down at the kitchen below.
Imagine sitting in your butterfly chair, reading a book or playing on your phone as the tempting smell of dinner wafts up, tantalizing and distracting you! It’s also worth mentioning that the new Harris Teeter is right next door. Now you really have no excuse not to cook.
Exciting Adams Morgan in Your Back Yard
Residents of 1700 Kalorama Lofts will be living right in the beating heart of Adams Morgan—one of Washington, DC’s trendiest communities. This multicultural urban hotspot was one of the first District neighborhoods to regain its footing after years of decline. It all began during the 1980s when a number of nightclubs and artist galleries began to emerge.
Adams Morgan’s raucous club and party scene may have attracted visitors from the suburbs at first. But the plethora of highly affordable older buildings soon became a magnet for savvy investors and eager home buyers. Those brightly painted historic row houses, as well as newer contemporary buildings, are emblematic of the revitalization of the city. The music may not blast quite as loud as it did in decades past, but this remains one of liveliest places in Washington.
There’s tons of places to enjoy near 1700 Kalorama Lofts. For instance, the famous 18th Street restaurant row is just one block away. What a quandary, whether to stroll to dinner at Johnny Pistolas or Perry’s, or cook in? The pet-friendly loft building is also super close to the fantastic Meridian Hill Park, and equal distance between the Woodley Park and U Street Metro stations.
Getting Around the Adams Morgan Neighborhood
Like most old major cities, traffic in Washington, DC can tax one’s patience. In Adams Morgan, there are some decent options however. First, this is a very walk-friendly community. You might find yourself rarely having to drive anywhere! But when you do wheel your steel chariot out of the garage, you’ll be right at the corner of 17th Street and Kalorama Road, and just a block from 16th Street which is a major north/south corridor.
As mentioned earlier, there are multiple Metrorail stops in the area. The Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station lies due west, on the other side of Rock Creek Park. Simply cross the Duke Ellington Bridge by way of Calvert Street to get there. Red Line service is provided, taking passengers to a number of destinations including several Downtown stops.
The U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial Station is several blocks southwest of 1700 Kalorama Lofts, offering both Green and Yellow Line service. Additionally, the Columbia Heights Metro Station, also with Green and Yellow Lines, is less than a mile to the north.
There’s also Uber and Lyft and Metro buses. Adams Morgan is great for bicycling, whether it’s your own or a rental such as Capital Bikeshare. You could also choose to skateboard or dodge in and out of traffic on a scooter. To learn more about condos for sale at 1700 Kalorama Lofts, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.