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The Woodley-Wardman Condos For Sale | Woodley Park
Located at 2818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
One of Washington, DC’s most highly publicized condo projects in recent years is The Woodley-Wardman—melding restored classic row houses with a new seven-story building that sits directly behind them. Offering a blend of history, luxury and modern design, the complex was delivered in 2011 and won “The Best Boutique Condominium in the Mid-Atlantic” award that year, from Delta Associates.
The Woodley-Wardman is located at 2818 Connecticut Avenue NW in the Woodley Park neighborhood. The zip code is 20008. The genesis for the development was four historic Harry Wardman Victorian row houses. The builders restored these first, before moving on to what is referred to as “the tower” behind them—although it is really more of a rectangular building. The tower was designed in a joint effort by noted architects Carina Lagrotteria and Christian Zapatka. In total, there are 39 different units, with an astounding 33 unique floor plans.
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So what kind of condos for sale can one expect to see at The Woodley-Wardman? Before you get too excited, most of them sold right away. Still, units do come on the market now and then. The various residences are comprised of studios, one, two and three-bedroom models, plus four Tower Penthouses. List prices have ranged from $300,000 to $2.1 million.
Inside, you’ll find choices of maple or oak wide-plank flooring, with sunny open spaces and chef kitchens featuring quartz counters and marble backsplashes. Appliance choices include Bosch, SubZero, JenAir and Fisher Paykel. Some units are flats, and other are townhouse style with floating staircases. There are also balconies and rooftop terraces, along with iPod docking stations and many other design touches. There is even concierge service—a rarity for a boutique condominium—plus two years free parking.
This historic neighborhood is right by the Smithsonian National Zoo, and a block away from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro at Connecticut NW and 24th Street. The park itself provides a welcome respite for local residents. As for drinks and dinner there’s Stone’s Throw Restaurant & Bar, Lebanese Taverna, New Heights Restaurant, Petite Plats and many more. In other words, you get the best of everything here—history, modernity, style, convenience and plenty of green space as well.
More About the Woodley Park Neighborhood
The Woodley Park neighborhood dates back to the early days of Washington, DC, and gets its name from the Woodley House, an estate built by Philip Barton Key circa 1801. During the community’s infancy, it was mostly comprised of summer homes for early presidents such as Grover Cleveland, Martin Van Buren and other political elites of the day. The neighborhood didn’t, however, become more widely developed until around the turn of the 20th century. The official founding of the neighborhood as it exists today, occurred in 1905.
Prolific developer Harry Wardman not only built numerous row houses in Woodley Park (such as those that ultimately became the Woodley Wardman), but grand apartment buildings and hotels as well. Wardman Tower, for instance, was built around 1928 and was originally known as the Wardman Park Hotel. The bulk of that structure was ultimately demolished in 1977 to make way for the Sheridan Washington Hotel, but the tower itself was preserved.
Residential development in Woodley Park continued throughout the early part of the century, with a bit of a lull during the World War II years. In addition to apartment buildings, hotels and cooperatives along the Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenue corridors (Mass Ave forming the western border of the neighborhood), there were also numerous detached single-family homes built along quiet, tree-lined side streets. These tend to be large and gracious residences, designed in traditional styles such as Colonial, Tudor and Cape. There are also some surprisingly modern homes for sale, tucked away around Rock Creek Park. But the bulk of the real estate inventory comes in the form of multifamily dwellings, especially grand buildings like those built by Wardman in the early 1900s. There are also newer mid-century and contemporary buildings like Shoreham West, a popular cooperative built in 1965.
Places to Wine and Dine in Woodley Park
Woodley Park may not have the same intense urban energy as Downtown, DC, but it is also not as quiet and low-key as some of Washington’s suburbs to the north. Instead, it falls nicely in-between the two extremes. When it comes to dining options, there’s a nice selection of bars and restaurants that are generally located along the Connecticut Avenue corridor. In other words, within easy walking distance of Woodley-Wardman. Those include, but are not limited to, Woodley Café, Umi, Macintyres Sports Pub, Duke’s Counter, Gin Joint/Babinga Bar, Lobby Bar, District Kitchen, New Heights Restaurant, Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana, Petite Plats, Sorriso Bistro, Marquee Bar & Lounge, Coppi’s Organic Restaurant, Open City, Nando’s Peri-Peri, Afghan Grill, The Italian’s Kitchen and Tono Sushi.
To learn more about condos for sale at Woodley-Wardman, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.