2540 Massachusetts Cooperatives

Located at 2540 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 | Kalorama

Residential buildings in Washington, DC often have long and interesting histories and 2540 Massachusetts Avenue is no exception. Located along Kalorama’s prestigious Embassy Row, the handsome brick Georgian Revival structure with its semi-circular front drive was designed by Harry L. Edwards in 1925 as the Army and Navy Apartments. Today, it’s a well-known upscale cooperative community with 35 residences spread out over six levels.

The building’s original developers, Monroe and R. Bates Warren, were early trailblazers in cooperative housing in Washington, DC. The Army and Navy Apartments were considered one of the finest residential buildings at the time, favored by upper echelon military officers. The floorplans are quite spacious, from one to four bedrooms and ranging from around 1,000 to 3,000 square feet of elegant living space. Other well-known condo and co-op buildings in the Kalorama neighborhood include the Mendota, the Cooper, 2101 Connecticut, and the Dresden.

More About 2540 Massachusetts, Washington, DC

Listed in James Goode’s tabletop top, “Best Addresses,” 2540 Massachusetts offers larger floorplans than many other condos and co-ops in the area. The interior finishes are a timeless combination of old and new, with vintage hardwood floors and oversized multi-paned windows. Many of the units have wood-burning fireplaces, along with intriguing layouts that invite exploration. Some of the other features that are commonly found are wainscoting, coffered ceilings, arched entries, and renovated kitchens and bathrooms. The larger apartments were often designed to include service quarters with separate entrances, and some also have sunrooms with exposed brick walls. Some but not all units have their own laundry. The building has a large, ornate front lobby with a staffed desk and concierge service, as well as a fitness center, bike storage, and a lovely outdoor garden with individual plots for the residents. Garage parking is available with a waitlist, and the building welcomes pets.

The Kalorama neighborhood is made up of two parts, the Kalorama Triangle, and the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District which tucks up against Rock Creek Park. The 2540 Massachusetts co-op apartments are in the Sheridan-Kalorama community, at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and on the same block as several notable embassies. It’s a very leafy location, just about a block from Taft Bridge and Rock Creek Park. The Dupont Circle neighborhood lies to the south, and Woodley Park is on the other side of the bridge. With all the nearby diplomatic missions and gilded mansions, the immediate community around 2540 Massachusetts truly personifies Washington’s early planning with its grand boulevards and diagonal avenues.

To learn more about co-ops for sale at 2540 Massachusetts, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-400-3040.

2540 Massachusetts, District of Columbia FAQs

Q: I know that some cooperatives don’t allow pets. What about 2540 Massachusetts?

A: You will be glad to know that 2540 Massachusetts Ave allows pets, and there are no size restrictions.

Q: Are washer and dryer hookups permitted?

A: Yes, they are allowed, and some units have their own laundry rooms.

Q: Is there any option for parking?

A: The building has its own parking garage.

Q: How would I get to Downtown DC if driving by car?

A: Head southeast along Massachusetts Avenue. At the Dupont Circle rotary, you can merge onto Connecticut Ave to get to the White House or continue along Massachusetts Ave toward Mt. Vernon Triangle and Chinatown.

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