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2101 Connecticut Co-ops for Sale
Located at 2101 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Named for the address at which it is located. 2101 Connecticut is one of Washington, DC’s grand old buildings. Built in 1928 as very high-end apartment homes, the imposing 9-story structure was later converted to a cooperative with 64 extremely spacious residences.
2101 Connecticut Condominium | Residences for Sale
Combining Beaux-Arts and Federal influences, the complex with its clean lines and projecting wings, is located at 2101 Connecticut Ave, NW, between Kalorama Road and Wyoming Avenue. This is the posh Kalorama neighborhood, known for its embassies and many other notable buildings, including the Woodrow Wilson House and the luxury condos for sale at 2029 Connecticut.
2101 Connecticut has always been known for its super-sized living quarters. An advertisement in the Washington Post circa 1928, described the building as “Washington’s Distinctive Apartment,” with residences ranging from seven to nine rooms, with three baths, an enclosed porch and servants quarters. Today, many those original layouts are still in place, with co-ops for sale at the building ranging in size from 2,800 to 6,400 square feet.
Floorplans at 2101 Connecticut start at four bedrooms—imagine that in such a crowded city? With soaring ceilings and beautifully inlaid herringbone as well as strip hardwood floors, these stunning homes offer a style of living that bespeaks a different era in time. The rich interior architectural details include wainscoting, arched passages and thick crown molding. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to many Washington notables over the years.
Passing by the stone gargoyles and guardians that protect the exterior, visitors to 2101 Connecticut will enter a stunning grand lobby with 16-foot ceilings, marble floors and a 24-hour staffed front desk. The building offers parking, a fitness facility, a laundry facility, a private business center, extra storage and a private roof deck with panoramic views of the city. Coops for sale range from $1.45 million to $4.5 million.
The pet-friendly building is in the Kalorama Triangle Historic District, with the popular Adams Morgan neighborhood directly to the northeast and Dupont Circle to the south. Residents can stroll a couple blocks to the lovely triangular Kalorama Park and are also close to the wildly popular 18th Street Restaurant Row. For more information about 2101 Connecticut, call District Partners at Compass at 202-798-3600.
Kalorama, a Wonderful Place to Live
Kalorama is a residential community, not especially known for stores and businesses. Of course, there’s plenty of options to that regard right next-door in Adams Morgan and DuPont Circle. The neighborhood has a long and interesting history, dating all the way back to a land grand in the 1600s that was bequeathed by King Charles II to an indentured servant, who, after his service, traveled to Maryland and the new colonies.
The land that is now Kalorama remained undeveloped, however, until multiple ownerships later. In 1795, the Bel Air estate was built. That mansion was sold again in 1807 to Joseph Barlow, a diplomat who renamed it “Kalorama” which translates roughly in Greek to “beautiful view” or “fine view.” But save for a few posh homes in the early Washington era, the hilly community remained rural. It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that things really changed—a wave of residential development that lasted into the early 1930s.
This turn-of-the-century period was what really shaped Kalorama into a residential neighborhood that remains now, much as it was then—a place with lavish single-family homes as well as apartment buildings and hotels that eventually converted into condos for sale, as well as a fair number of cooperatives. 2101 Connecticut belongs to this latter category, built toward the end of Kalorama’s busiest development period, and later turned into co-ops.
Kalorama is well-known for its foreign embassies and diplomatic missions. Among those very close to 2101 Connecticut are the Consulate of Poland, Consulate Generale of Bolivia, Embassy of the Republic of Malta, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Embassy of India. It’s also a neighborhood known for wealthy and influential residents, both past and present. William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt are some of the past presidents who lived here. Former president Barack Obama and family are current residents, as are Jeffrey Bezos (Amazon, Washington Post) and Jared and Ivanka Trump.
Among other notable condominium buildings in the community are The Carthage, 2029 Connecticut, The Dresden, St. Nicholas and The Wyoming House. While Kalorama does not have its own Metro Station, the Dupont Circle Metro is a half-mile south and the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro is just over a half-mile north along Connecticut Avenue. But residents at 2101 Connecticut have access to parking and the Connecticut Avenue location makes it a breeze to head north toward Maryland or south into Downtown DC and Capitol Hill.
This is also a pleasant neighborhood to stroll through, with all of the grand historic architecture and nice places to sit and relax, such as the Kalorama Park and Mitchell Park—the latter hosting outdoor movie nights during the summer. Small businesses like Glen’s Garden Market and the So’s Your Mom Deli also cater to locals.