Kalorama Real Estate, Washington DC

If you’re looking for the most expensive real estate for sale in Washington, DC, come to Kalorama. This neighborhood features a stunning array of massive mansions, beautiful row houses and grand old apartment buildings that have been renovated and converted to condos for sale. And with an average price tag of $2.5 million you’ll be hard-pressed to find a fancier real estate marketplace.

But don’t be discouraged if you’re not swimming in cash. You can actually find condos for sale in Kalorama to fit almost any budget. In fact, studio and one-bedroom units start at around $200,000. List prices climb steadily from there and just don’t seem to stop—currently topping out around $22 million. That’s quite a range and in fact, there’s a historical precedent for the disparity. For more information about Kalorama real estate for sale, contact District Partners at Compass today, at (202) 798-3600.

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2211 Nw Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,500,000

2211 Nw Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0.5 Baths 8,685 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2043832

KALORAMA

2118 Leroy Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$6,000,000

2118 Leroy Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 2.5 Baths 11,813 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC514790

KALORAMA

2308 Tracy Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$4,888,000

2308 Tracy Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 7,360 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2053634

KALORAMA

2429 California St Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,995,000

2429 California St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,752 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065830

KALORAMA

1824 24th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,980,000

1824 24th St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,290 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2064080

KALORAMA

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1834 Connecticut Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$3,500,000

1834 Connecticut Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

10 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,443 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2069514

KALORAMA

1811 Kalorama Sq Nw #6, WASHINGTON

$3,295,000

1811 Kalorama Sq Nw #6, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2060654

KALORAMA

New
2446 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,995,000

2446 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,898 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2069250

KALORAMA

2548 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,950,000

2548 Massachusetts Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,235 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068660

KALORAMA

2220 Q St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,895,000

↓ $104,000

2220 Q St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5 Baths 5,420 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2043466

KALORAMA

2009 Kalorama Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,695,000

2009 Kalorama Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,872 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2060702

KALORAMA

1836 California St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,495,000

1836 California St Nw, WASHINGTON

9 Beds 6 Baths 4,939 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2064532

KALORAMA

2229 California St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,450,000

2229 California St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,700 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065258

KALORAMA

2121 R St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,299,995

2121 R St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,328 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2068462

KALORAMA

2101 Connecticut Ave Nw #22, WASHINGTON

$1,795,000

↓ $80,000

2101 Connecticut Ave Nw #22, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2049334

KALORAMA

2029 Connecticut Ave Nw #55, WASHINGTON

$1,550,000

↓ $145,000

2029 Connecticut Ave Nw #55, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,900 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2051782

KALORAMA

2012 Kalorama Rd Nw #8, WASHINGTON

$1,325,000

↓ $25,000

2012 Kalorama Rd Nw #8, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,638 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2066114

KALORAMA

2301 Connecticut Ave Nw #3a, WASHINGTON

$1,249,000

2301 Connecticut Ave Nw #3a, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065610

KALORAMA

1812 Wyoming Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON

$1,249,000

1812 Wyoming Ave Nw #402, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,532 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065206

KALORAMA

2205 California St Nw #404, WASHINGTON

$1,195,000

2205 California St Nw #404, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,588 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2067492

KALORAMA

2006 Columbia Rd Nw #5, WASHINGTON

$1,150,000

↓ $45,000

2006 Columbia Rd Nw #5, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2045290

KALORAMA

Kalorama Neighborhood Information

Kalorama was the name of a palatial estate surrounded by natural splendor, built in the late 1700s. It wasn’t until the 1880s that the area now known as the Kalorama Triangle was subdivided. The construction of bridges and arrival of streetcar lines circa 1900 brought a development boom lasting mainly until 1931.  Architecture tended toward either middle-class dwellings or high-style variations of trends like English Arts and Crafts, Georgian Revival and Mediterranean.

Kalorama Real Estate at a Glance - Washington DC

How does that translate to modern home buyers? Simply put, condos for sale in former apartment buildings cost less while crazy old mansions that were designed for Washington’s elite prior to the Great Depression cost more. Row houses, originally built as affordable worker dwellings, now fall somewhere in the middle with prices generally determined by square footage. 

Kalorama’s neighbors include Columbia Heights to the north, Adams Morgan to the east, Dupont Circle to the south and Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row to the west. Also, Rock Creek Park wraps around the western side. The average real estate prices here can be greatly affected by particular high-end listings. But suffice to say, browsing homes for sale in this centrally located urban neighborhood is a lot of fun. 

Kalorama FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How did Kalorama get its unusual name?

A: The area dates back to the 1700s, and a sprawling estate on a hill known as Belair. Sometime around 1807, the home was sold to an author named Joel Barlow who rechristened it as Kalorama, a Greek term translating roughly to “fine view.”

Q: What sort of homes for sale will I find in Kalorama today?

A: Despite its early origins, Kalorama didn’t become more widely developed until the late 1800s. Many of the properties in the area are historic in nature, with rowhouses, stately Federal and Georgian-style mansions, and grand old apartment buildings that have converted to condos or co-ops for sale.

Q: How far is it from Kalorama to Washington, DC’s downtown area?

A: Kalorama is about only about a mile from downtown DC, and 1.2 miles from the White House. Connecticut Avenue, which is one of Washington’s earliest streets and a major throughfare, goes straight from Kalorama to downtown and the White House.

Q: What are some of the other neighborhoods near Kalorama?

A: Surrounding communities include Woodley Park to the northwest, Adams Morgan to the east, Dupont Circle to the south, and Kalorama Heights as well as the Rock Creek Park greenbelt to the west.

Amenities & Things To Do in Kalorama

There’s not a lot of retail businesses within the neighborhood’s actual borders but there’s plenty of walkable options in nearby Adams Morgan. Mornings often start with joggers doing their soul-searching runs before heading to the Hill, or moms pushing strollers or accompanying their nannies who are doing the actual stroller-pushing. Who knows, you may even meet a former president -- Barack Obama and his family moved here after he left office. 

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