Chinese Embassy Condominiums

Located at 2001 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Adams Morgan

Offering a unique backstory, the Chinese Embassy is a boutique condominium development in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. It is also quite close to the neighboring communities of Kalorama and Dupont Circle. With only 13 distinctive residences, the Georgian Revival brick structure with its sharply pitched rooflines, projecting bays, and limestone detailing, was designed in 1902 by prominent Washington architect Waddy Wood. The building was renovated and converted to condos in 1987.

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Residences at the Chinese Embassy feature a fascinating blend of old, original elegance and new modernity. Details like the grand entry foyer, archways, exquisite millwork, wood-burning fireplaces, and beamed ceilings evoke memories of the former embassy’s refined past, while gourmet kitchens and luxurious baths offer the conveniences of today’s luxury lifestyles. The condos range in size from around 980 to over 2,600 square feet of living space, with both one and two-story floorplans. Private outdoor spaces include ground-level gardens and rooftop terraces, accessible through lovely French doors.

More About the Chinese Embassy, Washington, DC

Upon its completion, the large mansion on 19th Street hosted the Qing Legation. The fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 led to the establishment of the Republic of China, with the building continuing to house the renamed Imperial Chinese Legation. The diplomatic body became the Chinese Embassy in 1935, remaining at the Adams Morgan location until moving to the former Fahnestock Mansion in next-door Kalorama in 1944. It’s a lot of past history to sort through, but an interesting look at the formative years for one of the area’s most distinctive condominiums.

The Chinese Embassy is surrounded by lush lawns and shade trees and is pet friendly. Some of the units enjoy private entrances. There is extra storage, and all of the residences have assigned surface parking. The neighborhood is very walkable, with the famed 18th Street restaurant row just a block away. Simply stroll east along Vernon Street with its wide sidewalks and canopies of trees, and you’ll soon arrive at popular bars and eateries such as Keren Café and Restaurant, Himalayan Heritage, Lauriol Plaza, The Green Zone, and Death Punch.

To learn more about condos for sale at the Chinese Embassy, please contact Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-400-3040.

Chinese Embassy, District of Columbia FAQs

Q: What is the price range for residences at the Chinese Embassy in Adams Morgan?

A: Recent sales prices for one, two, and three bedroom units have ranged from around $690,000 to $1,375,000.

Q: Was the condo building really once a Chinese Embassy?

A: Yes, it housed the Qing Legation from 1902 to 1912, the Imperial Chinese Legation until 1935, and the Chinese Embassy until 1944. These periods were concurrent, with different designations reflecting changes in the Chinese government.

Q: Is parking available for condo owners at the Chinese Embassy?

A: Yes, there is assigned outdoor parking.

Q: Is the Chinese Embassy in Dupont Circle or Adams Morgan?

A: The building at 2001 19th Street NW is toward the southern edge of Adams Morgan, a few blocks from the Dupont Circle community. It is also quite close to the Kalorama neighborhood.

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