1661 Crescent Place luxury Cooperatives

Located at 1661 Crescent Place NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Adams Morgan

One of Washington’s “Best Addresses,” 1661 Crescent Place is also one of the earliest cooperatives. Designed by Joseph Younger, the impressive Beaux Arts building in the Adams Morgan neighborhood was delivered in 1926 and has been a favored place to live ever since. The huge, tiled lobby is something straight out of a movie and the location is also appealing, tucked into a quiet and hilly tree-lined street, directly across from the historic White-Meyer House estate.

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Co-op ownership is something of a throwback to an earlier era, but it’s still popular in older major cities such as Manhattan and Washington, DC. Other notable cooperatives in the District include the Watergate in Foggy Bottom, 2540 Massachusetts Avenue in Kalorama, The Northumberland in Dupont Circle, The Iowa in Logan Circle, and The Westchester in Cathedral Heights, just to name a few. Those fortunate enough to live at 1661 Crescent Place enjoy unusually spacious floorplans, gorgeous architectural details, and an accommodating front desk.

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Adams Morgan has rightfully earned its hipster reputation as a vibrant neighborhood filled with creative energy. But while 1661 Crescent Place is within shouting distance of shops and restaurants, and less than a block from Meridian Hill Park, the majestic cooperative almost feels a world apart. The hilly enclave in which it is located offers a serene feeling, with quaint brick sidewalks and other well-heeled residential buildings. It almost feels more like next-door Kalorama with its mansions and embassies. For those living at 1661 Crescent Place and working in government, the location could hardly be better—simply exit the secure parking garage, turn right on 16th Street, and drive straight to the White House.

There are 63 co-op apartments at 1661 Crescent Place, with floorplans ranging from studios to four bedrooms. The sophisticated interior details include crown molding, built-ins, archways, and vintage hardwood floors. Some of the larger units once had servants’ quarters which have since become extra bedrooms, dens, or work-from-home spaces. The building features a wonderful roof deck, charming gardens, a doorman, concierge, and staffed front desk. There’s a nearby Harris Teeter, as well as famed restaurant rows to both the east and west, along 14th Street and 18th Street respectively.

To learn more about available co-ops at 1661 Crescent Place, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

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Q: I have heard 1661 Crescent Place referred to as a “Best Address.” What does that mean?

A: James M. Goode’s Smithsonian Press table book “Best Addresses: A Century of Washington’s Distinguished Apartment Houses,” features 1661 Crescent Place among others.

Q: Are pets allowed at 1661 Crescent Place?

A: Yes, it is a pet friendly building but you will have to ask about specific details such as the number of pets, and any size restrictions.

Q: How far is 1661 Crescent Place from the White House?

A: The distance is about 1.5 miles.

Q: Is Meridian Hill Park within walking distance of 1661 Crescent Place?

A: Yes. Just walk down the hill about a half-block to 16th Street and use the crosswalk to get to the park on the other side of the street.

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