Delancey Lofts Condominiums

Located at 1701 Kalorama Road, Washington, DC 20009 | Adams Morgan

Those searching for luxury lofts in Washington DC have plenty of options to consider. But the Delancey Lofts in Adams Morgan are hard to beat—if you can find an active listing, that is! There are only 48 units in the building and owners are rarely eager to sell. With such a prime location and cool modern stylings, can you blame them?

The Delancey Lofts were completed in 2005, making this a contemporary condo community in a neighborhood associated with colorful antique row houses. But sitting at just four stories, the building doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. Indeed, the blocky tan brick structure has a minimalist architectural design that falls somewhere between late Art Deco and Brutalism, both of which are familiar DC themes.

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Located at 1701 Kalorama Road at the corner of 17th Street in DC’s 20009 zip code, the Delancey Lofts could not be more ideally situated. The new Harris Teeter grocery is literally right across the street. The building is also just a block from one of the District’s true treasures—Meridian Hill Park. Built over a lengthy period of time from 1912 to 1940, this unique hilltop site includes an upper open mall, numerous statues and sculptures, and terraced fountains with water cascading down through a series of 13 concrete basins. The park is also known for its legendary Sunday Drum Circle with music, dance and spoken word. 

But what about the actual condos for sale? You’ll find designer finishes from stark white minimalism to exposed brick walls with overhead beams and duct work. With soaring ceilings, handsome hardwood floors and giant warehouse-style windows, these are truly striking residences. One and two-bedroom units range in size from 800 to 1,200 square feet, with short stairs up to loft spaces.

There’s also an unusual variety of floor plans including different kitchen configurations from traditional with breakfast bar to completely open Euro-style. Granite counters and stainless steel appliances are standard, along with custom cabinets and pendent lighting. Want to eat outside with a view of the city? Take your meal out onto your own elongated private terrace. The city unfolds before your eyes as you dine Al Fresco! 

The baths at Delancey Lofts are both contemporary and lavish with giant frameless showers, marble vanities and high end fixtures. There’s also walk-in closets and stacked front-loading washer/dryer combos tucked neatly into closets. Common amenities for residents include a wonderful rooftop with garden, garage parking, elevators and security.

And then there’s the amazing neighborhood itself with all its wonderful restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, shops and  more. 

Living in Fantastic Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan was one of the first Washington, DC neighborhoods to push the revitalization trend. It started way back in the late 1980s when the District was still dealing with urban decline. Nightclubs featuring live music and hip-hop DJs began attracting nighttime and weekend visitors to a community that had seen a major exodus of residents. Over the coming years, real estate buyers began to return, lured by row houses that could be purchased on the cheap, even if they were often in a state of disrepair.

The movement has continued unabated over the decades, with redevelopment and new construction such as the Delancey Lofts. Residents at 1701 Kalorama Road will find themselves within easy strolling distance of the famous 18th Street restaurant row, featuring perennial favorites as well as more recent additions. Check out Bourbon, Arepa House, Roofers Union, Himalayan Heritage Restaurant, Mintwood Palace, Jack Rose Dining Salon, Tail Up Goat, Federalist Pig and many more!

There’s also coffeehouses like Tryst and Songbyrd Record Café and Music House, Harris Teeter, The Studio DC for yoga, vintage clothing stores like Meeps, and more art galleries than you can throw a paintbrush at.

Delancey Lofts FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are the Delancey Lofts and when were they built?

A: The contemporary building was completed in 2005 and is located at 1710 Kalorama Road, at the corner of 17th Street. There are 48 units spread out over four stories, with layouts measuring roughly from 800 to 1,400 square feet.

Q: I have heard that there are good restaurants nearby. Is this really true?

A: You have heard correctly! The building is just a couple blocks east of 18th Street in Adams Morgan. This is one of DC’s celebrated restaurant rows, along with bars, bakeries, and boutique retailers. There’s even a comedy club in the neighborhood!

Q: How did the neighborhood become so popular?

A: The 18th Street Corridor played a large role in the early revitalization of Adams Morgan. This is where the weekend nightlife scene became a huge talking point in the 1980s and 1990s. That in turn motivated people to move to the area. Of course, the lovely old fixer-upper row houses of that era cost a lot more these days!

Q: Is it easy to get from Adams Morgan to other parts of the city?

A: Yes, it is. If you’re driving or riding a bicycle, you can head south on 16th Street, leading right to the White House and the National Mall. There are also Metrorail stations in the area including Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, and the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardoza.

Getting Around the Adams Morgan Neighborhood

Adams Morgan is a community well-suited to walkers, bicyclists and even skateboarders or those who zoom around on pesky scooters. There’s also Uber and Lyft, as well as ZipCar, Capital Bikeshare and Maven ride sharing. The Columbia Heights Metro Station with Green and Yellow Line service is about .7 miles to the northeast, while the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro with Red Line service is about .8 miles away, across the Duke Ellington Bridge.

This loft condominium building also has its own garage, a huge bonus in a city where parking spaces are often considered a luxury. So, if you’d like to avoid the trek to the closest Metro station, just wheel your own steel beast out of the garage and head south on either 14th or 16th Street, leading through neighborhoods like the U Street Corridor, Logan Circle and Dupont Circle, and Downtown DC, ultimately winding up at the National Mall and the White House. To learn more about condos for sale at Delancey Lofts, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass (202) 798-3600.

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