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The Wyoming House Condos For Sale | Kalorama
Located at 2022 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Wyoming House is a stately Beaux Arts condominium that can be accurately described as being in two of the most popular neighborhoods in Washington, DC—Adams Morgan and Kalorama. These reason for this duality has to do with the building’s street address at 2022 Columbia Road NW. As it turns out, Columbia Road is considered to be the borderline between the two trendy enclaves.
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So which neighborhood is it? Given that the structure was written up in the Washington Post as being in the Kalorama Triangle, we will defer to their judgment. The grand former apartment building is listed in James Goode’s “Best Addresses” and has been home to numerous political figures over the years, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Wyoming House is certainly not alone when it comes to grand old buildings in the vicinity that have been restored and converted to luxury condos for sale. Others include The Dresden, The Carthage, 2029 Connecticut, 2101 Connecticut and St. Nicholas.
Built in three stages between 1905 and 1910, the Wyoming was designed by architect B. Stanley Simmons. The central entrance and lobby, bridging two seven-story towers, was part of the final stage of construction. Said lobby presents itself spectacularly with marble walls, pillars and 15-foot ceilings embellished by an elaborate pattern of floral plaster detail. The floor is made up of one-inch colored marble mosaic tiles.
This beautiful complex was converted to condos for sale in 1983, with loving restoration work. There are 105 residences in an unusually wide range of sizes, from 550 to 3000 square feet! The price range is also quite varied, from the high $300s to well over a million dollars.
Units at the Wyoming have traditional floor plans, often with long foyers leading into the living area, along with formal dining rooms and in many cases, dens. The hardwood floors have been lovingly preserved, as have other original details. There are large windows, thick crown molding and abundant closet space. The kitchens have been updated as well, some to a more modern extent than others.
Residents will also enjoy a 24 hour front desk, a children’s playground, a delightful garden and a new roof deck with panoramic views. There’s also extra storage, a bike room, an in-house building engineer, a woodshop and a photographic darkroom. Those are some old school amenities!
And then there’s the neighborhood, or if you prefer—neighborhoods plural. Residents at the Wyoming can walk to all sorts of great stuff, from the Kalorama triangular park to the massive Rock Creek Park with its many hiking and biking trails. Plus all the great shops, bars and restaurants along nearby 18th Street. This is just a great place to live.
More About Kalorama
Kalorama dates all the way back to a 625-acre land grant from the King of England to a former servant. But the land was undeveloped until around 1795, when new owner Gustov Scott built a mansion known as Bel Air. In 1807 the home was sold to notable poet and diplomat Joel Barlow who renamed it Kalorama which loosely translates to a “fine view” in Greek. But beyond a sprinkling of other single family homes, Kalorama remained rural land until the late 1880s, when the District began to push east with new roads, bridges and utilities.
Kalorama is comprised of two sections. Sheridan-Kalorama (or Kalorama Heights) is the hilly area closest to the Rock Creek gorge at the community’s western border, while the Kalorama Triangle is to the east and closest to Adams Morgan. During the early days of residential development, Sheridan-Kalorama was where more of the large single-family homes were constructed. The Kalorama Triangle is where most of the grand apartment buildings were constructed, during a busy period between 1900 and around 1930.
Today, Kalorama remains much as it did a century ago, with impressive architecture and quiet windy roads. There aren’t a lot of local businesses, save for places like the popular So’s Your Mom deli and Greg’s Garden Market. Mitchell Park is a popular place to relax, including summer outdoor movie nights. The neighborhood has long been known for influential residents, including Barack Obama and family, Jeffrey Bezos of Amazon and the Washington Post, and Jared and Ivanka Trump.
Next-Door Adams Morgan
As mentioned earlier, the Wyoming House is in Kalorama but right next-door to Adams Morgan—a neighborhood with its own unique history. As with Kalorama, the land that makes up Adams Morgan dates back to Native Americans and was later parceled into colonial-era land grants. The land was divided into large estates and later subdivided during the 1890s for residential development, as the District expanded its reach from the Capitol City.
But Adams Morgan didn’t have a singular identity during the early part of the 20th century and was instead, associated with other neighborhoods in the area and of that era: Kalorama, Lanier Heights, Reed Cooke and Washington Heights. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the principals from two schools—the all-white John Quincy Adams School and the all-black Thomas P. Morgan School—got together and proposed naming the neighborhood Adams Morgan in the name of racial unity.
Adams Morgan, like much of Washington, went through a period of urban decline in the 1960s and 1970s. But it was also one of the very first neighborhoods to rebound back from blight, thanks largely to a vibrant nightclub scene that attracted visitors from the suburbs; those visitors and others began snapping up row houses on the cheap and a new housing boom was born.
Today, Adams Morgan continues to be one of the trendiest places in DC, home to one of the top restaurant rows in the region. While residents at the Wyoming Place may not have a lot of nightlife in their own neighborhood, they need only walk a few blocks to partake of the Adams Morgan energy.
To learn more about condos for sale at The Wyoming House, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.