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Shoreham West Condos for Sale | Woodley Park
Located at 2700 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
One of Washington, DC’s most popular cooperatives is Shoreham West, an eight-story contemporary building with 58 extremely spacious residences. Listed in James Goode’s Best Addresses, the International-style structure was delivered in 1965 and has long been known for its full service amenities. It is located at 2700 Calvert Street NW in the Woodley Park neighborhood.
Active Inventory for Sale at Shoreham West Condominium
The first thing that most people mention about Shoreham West is the sheer size of the floorplans. There are one, two and three bedroom models, as well as four bedrooms plus maid’s quarters. Measurements range from 1,850 to a whopping 4,650 square feet. Even the “smallest” units come with formal reception foyers with guest powder rooms, as well as elongated dining rooms. Master bedroom suites include dressing rooms and en suite baths. Almost all the residences have covered balconies. Other touches include thermostats for central air and heat in each and every room.
The amenities at the pet-friendly building include plenty of underground parking, free guest parking, a 24/7 staffed front lobby and uniformed doorman. Residents also enjoy a huge rooftop deck with 360 views of the city. An additional interesting perk is secretarial service. Because maybe you need to dictate a document before heading to a meeting at one of DC’s many embassies?
The neighborhood itself was once a summer retreat for influential Washingtonians such as U.S. Presidents Grover Cleveland and Martin Van Buren. Bordered by Cleveland Park to the north and Kalorama to the south, Woodley Park is also home to the Smithsonian National Zoo Park, as well as the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station.
Co-ops for sale at the Shoreham West Cooperative Apartments have recently listed between $500,000 and $3,150,000. That said, available listings don’t come to market very often. Additionally, prospective buyers have to go through a meticulous approval process from the well-managed Board of Directors. But if you manage to cross all those bridges, you’ll find yourself with an apartment the size of a house!
More About Woodley Park
As mentioned above, Woodley Park is a longstanding neighborhood in northwest DC, known for its quiet streets and grand old architecture. A part of the community known as the Woodley Park Historic District is home to some of DC’s most iconic structures, including the legendary Woodley-Wardman. There are also mid-century contemporary buildings in the neighborhood, such as Shoreham West, as well as some surprisingly modernist single-family homes tucked away on side streets, especially around the Rock Creek area. In addition to the leafy green environs, there is also a more buzz-worthy vibe along Connecticut Avenue—one of the District’s major north-south avenues which leads north to the Maryland border.
As the country’s capital city, Washington houses over 170 international embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions. Some of those are right in the heart of Woodley Park, including the Swiss Embassy, Lebanon Embassy and Consulate General of Panama, as well as the scads along Embassy Row and Massachusetts Avenue which forms the western border for the neighborhood.
Residents or potential residents with school age children are always interested in a neighborhood’s educational offerings. Washington, DC public schools that are zoned to Woodley Park include the highly rated Oyster Adams Bilingual School for K-8 as well as Woorow Wilson High School, built in 1935 and recently renovated. Woodrow Wilson High has long been one of top performing schools in the District of Columbia Public School system. Also in the neighborhood is the private Maret School and Aidan Montessori.
But there’s more to a neighborhood than types of architecture, local landmarks and greenspaces—don’t forget the famous Woodley Park Zoo with its giant Pandas! There’s also the ever enjoyable evening stroll to a local watering hole or place to eat. While the number of bars and restaurants may not quite rival Downtown DC or the confluence of hip eateries in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle or Adams Morgan, there is still an impressive selection in Woodley Park. Among those are District Kitchen, Petite Plats, Coppi’s Organic Restaurant, Duke’s Counter, Sorriso Bistro, New Heights Restaurant, Nando’s Peri-Peri, Afghan Grill, Umi, Tono Sushi, Open City, The Italian’s Kitchen, Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana, Woodley Café, the Gin Joint/Babinga Bar, Macintyres, Lobby Bar and the Marquee Bar & Lounge.
The area surrounding Shoreham West is pleasantly walkable, from local shops to the restaurants mentioned above. The Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station with its red line service is about a 7-minute stroll away. Nearby parks include Rock Creek and Woodland-Normanstone Terrace Park. To learn more about cooperatives for sale at Shoreham West please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.