Kalorama Real Estate Analysis

History of two neighborhoods

Edward Lind Morse Studio located at 2133 R Street NW

The Kalorama area was primarily rural until the close of the 19th century, lying northwest of the original limits of Washington City from L’Enfant‘s original plan. In 1795, Gustavus Scott, a commissioner for the District of Columbia purchased the property, which had been a portion of Anthony Holmead’s “Widows Mite” holdings. He constructed a large, classically styled house at 23rd and S Streets, which he named Belair. In 1807, the noted poet Joel Barlow bought the property and renamed it “Kalorama,” which translates from Greek as “fine view.” Barlow lived in the home until shortly before his death in 1812. Barlow commissioned White House architect Benjamin Latrobe to enlarge the house and elevate its design. Kalorama (the residence) was destroyed by a fire during the American Civil War while it was used as a Union hospital. The residence was rebuilt and returned to a single-family home until 1887, when it was leveled by the District of Columbia government for the extension of S Street NW.

In the early 1880s, the Kalorama area, being located beyond Boundary Street (now Florida Avenue) and thus outside the city limits, which had hithero remained primarily undeveloped, began to be subdivided for urban development. In 1893 Congress ordered L’Enfant’s design of the city of Washington extended outward to include the rest of the District. Existing developments were exempted, which is why Kalorama is one of the few portions of D.C. that does not comply with the city’s grid system for streets. Two high bridges over the deep gorge of Rock Creek became important to the development of both sides of Kalorama in this period, the Calvert Street bridge (since replaced by the Duke Ellington Bridge), built in 1891, and theTaft Bridge (on Connecticut Avenue), built in 1907.

The Westmoreland, located at 2122 California Street NW, was built in 1906. The building originally opened as a rental property in 1906 and was converted to a co-op in 1948. The building was designed by architects Edgar S. Kennedy and Harry Blake in 1905.

 

Kalorama Triangle

Kalorama Triangle Historic District
2029 Connecticut Avenue
Location: Roughly bounded by Connecticut Ave., Columbia Rd., and Calvert St.
NRHP Reference#: 87000627
Added to NRHP: May 4, 1987

The Kalorama Triangle is a residential enclave of Adams Morgan, located in Northwest Washington bounded by three major thoroughfares: Connecticut AvenueCalvert Street, NW andColumbia Road. Kalorama Triangle is in the service area of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C, the Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission, and is represented by the commissioners for 1C02. 

The neighborhood is served by mass transit, with the Woodley Park Metro station across the Taft or Duke Ellington Bridge, the 90/92/96/97/X3/L2 Metrobus lines and one of the DC Circulator lines stopping along its northern border (Calvert Street), the L1 Metrobus line (rush hour only) stopping along its western border (Connecticut Avenue), and the H1/42/43 Metrobus lines (H1 and 43 being rush hour only) stopping along its south-eastern border (Columbia Road).

 

Sheridan-Kalorama

Sheridan-Kalorama is bounded to the north and west by Rock Creek Park; to the south and west by Massachusetts Avenue N.W.; and to the south and east by Florida Avenue andConnecticut Avenue N.W. It is accessible by Metrorail by the Woodley Park and Dupont Circle stops on the Red Line. Kalorama is assigned to Washington’s Sheridan-Kalorama Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2D) and is designated as Single Member District 2D01 (the northeastern half) and 2D02 (the remainder).

 

Notable residents of the two neighborhoods

French ambassador’s residence located at 2221 Kalorama Road, NW

Presidents William TaftWarren G. HardingHerbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt all called the neighborhood home at some point in their public service lives. Woodrow Wilson, the only former President to relocate to Washington (as his official residence) following his immediate departure from office, chose the neighborhood for his home. Following the death of Wilson’s widow, Edith, the Woodrow Wilson House, located at 2340 S Street, NW, became a museum dedicated to the memory of Woodrow W. Wilson. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

Recent Kalorama residents include the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and historian Elizabeth Eisenstein.

Other highlights of the neighborhood include a number of embassies (the Embassy Row section of Washington is largely situated on Massachusetts Avenue, which is the southwestern boundary of Sheridan-Kalorama), the official residence of the French ambassador at 2221 Kalorama Road, and the William Howard Taft Bridge, carrying Connecticut Avenue over Rock Creek, with its imposing concrete lions. Much of the architecture in the area is either Victorian or Art Deco.

 

For more information on Kalorama, visit its Wikipedia page.

Kalorama, Washington Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Kalorama, Washington

1860 WYOMING AVE NW, Unit 5 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1860 WYOMING AVE NW, Unit 5, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8488089)
1 bed 1 bath 620 sqft $304,900
2129 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit 505 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2129 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit 505, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8487727)
1 bed 1 bath 950 sqft $2,775
2127 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 101 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2127 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 101, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8487595)
1 bed 1 bath 520 sqft $2,195
2406 19TH ST NW, Unit 1063 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2406 19TH ST NW, Unit 1063, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8487641)
2 beds 2 baths $659,000
2022 COLUMBIA RD NW, Unit 106 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2022 COLUMBIA RD NW, Unit 106, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8487099)
2 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $489,000
2122 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 562 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2122 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 562, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8486591)
2 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft $3,800
1821 BELMONT RD NW, Unit 7 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1821 BELMONT RD NW, Unit 7, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8486174)
2 beds 1 bath 814 sqft $2,850
2115 S ST NW, Unit 1B Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2115 S ST NW, Unit 1B, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8486008)
2 beds 2 baths 1,425 sqft $749,900
2129 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit 303 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2129 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit 303, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8485828)
1 bed 1 bath 640 sqft $370,000
1869 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit A Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1869 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit A, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC9004934)
6 beds 3 baths $8,000
2331 ASHMEAD PL NW Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2331 ASHMEAD PL NW, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8485387)
6 beds 4 baths 3,395 sqft $1,829,000
1875 MINTWOOD PL NW, Unit 23 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1875 MINTWOOD PL NW, Unit 23, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8483671)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $199,000
1860 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 102 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1860 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 102, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8483494)
0 beds 1 bath $199,000
2005 Belmont RD NW, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2005 Belmont RD NW, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8483331)
2 beds 1 bath $3,000
2005 Belmont RD NW, Unit B Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2005 Belmont RD NW, Unit B, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8483316)
2 beds 1 bath $2,600

Sold Listings in Kalorama, Washington

1954 Columbia Rd Nw #207 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1954 Columbia Rd Nw #207, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8464592)
0 beds 1 bath 389 sqft $0
1856 Kalorama Rd Nw Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1856 Kalorama Rd Nw, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8459687)
2 beds 2 baths $0
2022 Columbia Rd Nw #607 Washington, DC 20009
2 beds 2 baths 2,300 sqft $0
2022 Columbia Rd Nw #306 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2022 Columbia Rd Nw #306, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8454446)
2 beds 1 bath 1,200 sqft $0
1840 Mintwood Pl Nw #402 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1840 Mintwood Pl Nw #402, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8449223)
2 beds 1 bath 1,390 sqft $0
21151/2 S St Nw Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 21151/2 S St Nw, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8448239)
2 beds 1 bath 1,117 sqft $0
1954 Columbia Rd Nw #512 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1954 Columbia Rd Nw #512, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8444048)
0 beds 1 bath $0
1901 Columbia Rd Nw #804 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1901 Columbia Rd Nw #804, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8444241)
1 bed 1 bath 525 sqft $0
1825 19th St Nw #1 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1825 19th St Nw #1, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8433877)
2 beds 2 baths $0
2019 19th St Nw #Unit 2 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2019 19th St Nw #Unit 2, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8433543)
2 beds 3 baths 1,046 sqft $0
2019 19th St Nw #Unit 3 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2019 19th St Nw #Unit 3, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8433549)
1 bed 2 baths 692 sqft $0
1871 California St Nw #1 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1871 California St Nw #1, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8433256)
2 beds 2 baths 1,054 sqft $0
2032 Belmont Rd Nw #624 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2032 Belmont Rd Nw #624, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8430678)
1 bed 1 bath 523 sqft $0
1833 California St Nw #102 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1833 California St Nw #102, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8429478)
1 bed 1 bath 695 sqft $0
2405 20th St Nw #1105 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2405 20th St Nw #1105, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8426858)
2 beds 3 baths 1,334 sqft $0

Walk Score for Kalorama, Washington



Kalorama, Washington School Data

Washington School Districts

District Of Columbia Public Schools
PK-12 & ungraded
http://dcps.dc.gov/portal/site/DCPS/
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
9-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Public Charter School (Capcs)
K-8
http://www.capcs.org/
The Next Step Pcs
9-12 & ungraded
Carlos Rosario International Pcs
K-2 & ungraded
Eagle Academy Pcs
PK-3
Two Rivers Public Charter School Agency
PK-8
Appletree Early Learning Center Pcs
PK
Bridges Pcs
PK-1
Early Childhood Academy Pcs
PK-3
Youth Build Pcs Layc)
10-12 & ungraded
The William E. Doar, Junior Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PK-5
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Education Strenghtens Families Pcs
PK
Washington Latin Public Charter School
9-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Septima Clark Pcs
PK-6
Arts And Technology Pcs
PK-5
Booker T. Washington Pcs
9-12 & ungraded
Capital City Pcs
PK-12
Cesar Chavez Public Pcs
6-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.capcs.org/
D.C. Bilingual Pcs
PK-5
D.C. Preparatory Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.dcprep.org/
E.L. Haynes Pcs
PK-10
Friendship Pcs
PK-12
http://www.friendshipschools.org/
Hope Community Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.hopecommunitycs.org/
Hospitality Pcs
9-12
Cedar Tree Academy Public Charter School
PK-K, 7-8
http://www.howardroadacademy.org/
Howard University Middle School Of Math And Science
6-8
Perry Street Preparatory Pcs
PK-12
Integrated Design Electronics Academy Idea)
7-12
Ideal Academy Pcs
PK-8
https://www.iapcs.com/
Kipp Academy Pcs
PK, 1-12
Latin America Youth Bilingual Montessori
PK-5
Mary Mcleod Bethune Pcs
PK-8
Maya Angelou Pcs
6-12 & ungraded
Meridian Pcs
PK-8
Nia Community PCS
PK-6
Options Pcs
6-12
Paul Jhs Pcs
6-9
Potomac Lighthouse Pcs
PK-7
Roots Pcs
PK-8
Sail PCS
K-8
Seed Pcs
6-12
St. Coletta Special Education Pcs
PK-12 & ungraded
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Pcs
PK-6
Thurgood Marshall Academy Pcs
9-12
Tree Of Life Pcs
PK-8
Two Rivers Pcs
PK-8
http://www.tworiverspcs.org/
Washington Latin Pcs
5-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Washington Math Science Pcs
9-12
William E. Doar Jr Pcs
PK-8
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Achievement Preparatory Academy Pcs
4-8
Center City Pcs
PK-8
http://www.centercitypcs.org/
Imagine Southeast Pcs
PK-7
National Collegiate Prep
9-12
Washington Yu Ying Pcs
PK-5
Dyrs
7-12 & ungraded
Excel Academy Pcs
PK-5
Inspired Teaching Demonstration Pcs
PK-5
Shining Stars Montessori Pcs
PK-1
Richard Wright Pcs For Journalism And Media Arts Pcs
8-12
Basis Dc Pcs
5-9
Creative Minds Pcs
PK-2
Dc Scholars Pcs
PK-3
Mundo Verde Bilingual Pcs
PK-1
Ingenuity Preparatory Pcs
PK-K
Sela Pcs
PK-2
Somerset Pcs
n/a
State Operative Agency
n/a

Washington Schools

Murch Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/murch
Moten Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.motenes.org
Montgomery Elementary School
PK-6, public
Miner Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/miner
Meyer Elementary School
PK-5, public
Merritt Middle School
PK-8, public
McGogney Elementary School
PK-6, public
Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland
9-12, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/roosevelt
M.C. Terrell / McGogney Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/mc-terrell
Takoma Education Campus
PK-8, public
http://www.takomaec.org
Stanton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/stanton
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
9-12 & ungraded, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ellington
Sousa Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/sousa
Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/shaw
Ron Brown Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ron-brown
Shaed Education Campus
PK-8, public
Shadd Elementary School
n/a, public
Seaton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/seaton
Savoy Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/savoy
Rudolph Elementary School
PK-6, public
Ross Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ross
River Terrace Elementary School
PK-5, public
Randle Highlands Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/randle-highlands
Shepherd Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/shepherd
Marie Reed Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/mariehreed