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Known for its luxury real estate and influential residents, Kalorama is ideally located about a mile from downtown Washington, DC. The hilly terrain that characterizes the neighborhood also resulted in its naming back in the very early 1800s when the land was a sprawling estate with just one home. Kalorama roughly translates to “fine view” in the Greek language.

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Kalorama Real Estate Stats

Average Price $1.9M
Lowest Price $240K
Highest Price $9.9M
Total Listings 43
Avg. Price/SQFT $707

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You’ll find some of Washington’s most impressive properties in Kalorama, from single-family mansions to condos and cooperatives within former apartment buildings that were once home to Washington’s elite and modeled after grand hotels of the day.

Several of these beautiful buildings are now listed in historian James Goode’s book “Best Addresses.” Strolling along the quiet treelined streets feels like a reflective study in architecture, with ornate facades and pristine landscaping. Whether it’s a house or an apartment, luxury real estate in Kalorama is about timeless elegance, refinement, and comfort.

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There are two main parts to the Kalorama neighborhood. Kalorama Triangle is bordered by Connecticut Avenue along its western side, with Columbia Road to the east, and Calvert Street to the north. The adjacent Sheridan-Kalorama lies west of Connecticut Ave and is tucked up along Rock Creek Park. To some degree, you’ll find more rowhouses, condominiums and coops in the Kalorama Triangle and a larger concentration of mansions and single-family homes overlooking the Rock Creek greenbelt in Sheridan-Kalorama. There is also a portion of the neighborhood sometimes referred to as Kalorama Heights.

Despite the different sections and some of the real estate generalities, home types and styles are not exclusive to any one part. Instead, you’ll find gradual transitions from street to street with a commonality of gracious and mostly traditional architectural design. Kalorama is also home to many embassies and diplomatic missions, often housed in beautiful old estates. Parks in the neighborhood include the aptly named Kalorama Park (triangular in shape) and Mitchell Park with its sports fields, gardens, and summer movie nights.

There’s not a lot of commercial business within Kalorama itself, but Adams Morgan and its famed 18th Street restaurant row is immediately next-door to the east while Dupont Circle is just as close, to the south. The whole area is quite walkable, and as mentioned earlier, only about a mile from DC’s downtown corridors of power and federal buildings. If it’s the quiet luxury lifestyle that you’re seeking, Kalorama is certainly one of the top residential choices.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Kalorama, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.


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Kalorama, District of Columbia FAQ’s

Q: What is the price range of luxury real estate in the Kalorama neighborhood?

A: Luxury price points in Kalorama have a wide range. This is because one-bedroom condos are readily available, often in grand former apartment buildings. You’ll also find large single-family homes, including some very exclusive estates. Therefore, prices can start as low as $500,000 and can climb to the high seven figures, and sometimes as much as eight figures.

Q: What are some of the home types and architectural styles in Kalorama?

A: Older single family homes were often designed in Federal, Colonial, Georgian, and Arts and Crafts styles. Former apartment buildings including those designs as well as Beaux Arts and Mediterranean, while rowhouses can include variations of Victorian, including Romanesque and Queen Anne.

Q: Could I walk from Kalorama to other neighborhoods, and what are some of the surrounding communities?

A: Yes, those on foot can certainly venture to nearby neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan to the north and east, Woodley Park to the northwest, and Dupont Circle to the south. A greenbelt that includes Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek Trail, Dumbarton Oaks Park, and Montrose Park, extends along Kalorama’s western side, from north to south.

Q: Are there any newly constructed homes for sale in Kalorama, or is the inventory exclusively historic structures?

A: The majority of luxury real estate in Kalorama is older, although there are a few examples of newer condominiums and townhouses that display a traditional style of architecture.


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