The Dresden Condominium

Located at 2126 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 | Kalorama

With its extraordinary curvilinear façade, The Dresden is one of Washington, DC’s timeless treasures. Located at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Kalorama Road in the heart of the Kalorama neighborhood, the seven-story residential building completed in 1909 by famed developer Harry Wardman with a grand Georgian Revival design from architect Alfred H. Beers. Originally a rental property, The Dresden was restored and converted to condominium units in 1974 under the guidance of architect Peter Voghi. It was renovated again in 2012.

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The Dresden sits at the rounded corner of Connecticut Avenue and Kalorama Road. The curve of the intersection motivated a mirroring design by Wardman’s chief architect, Beers. The U-shaped building is listed in James Goode’s notable Best Addresses book and is widely considered to be one of Washington’s most elegant structures. The condo units feature entry galleries, high ceilings, wide interior hallways, built-ins, and original parquet floors that often have inlay detailing around the perimeters. The original galley kitchens have been opened up in some cases. The building is now more than a century old, resulting in numerous individual updates by owners.

There are 62 residences at The Dresden with a variety of floorplans from one-bedroom and one bath up to three bedrooms and three baths. Sizes typically range from 874 to around 2,000 square feet, with a few exceptions that are considerably larger. Select units have room shapes that comport to the rounded exterior at the front of the building.

The pet-friendly Dresden has a staffed front desk and lobby, a sitting room with a huge fireplace, concierge service, a doorman, options for parking, and a lovely roof deck with garden and beautiful views. Other historic residential buildings along the same street include 2029 Connecticut, and 2101 Connecticut Avenue.

There are numerous foreign embassies in the neighborhood, and Rock Creek Park is within easy strolling distance. Other nearby greenspaces include Kalorama Park and Mitchell Park. The famed 18th Street restaurant corridor is just a few blocks to the east, with top bars and restaurants extending from adjoining neighborhoods Dupont Circle to the south to Adams Morgan to the north.

To learn more about condos for sale at The Dresden, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

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The Dresden condominium, dc FAQs

Q: Is the Dresden pet-friendly?

A: Yes, it is. You’ll find small grassy areas to walk your dog near the building, along with larger greenspaces and parks within a few blocks.

Q: How would I get to downtown Washington, DC from The Dresden?

A: Connecticut Avenue leads straight downtown. The distance is just a little over a mile.

Q: Does the Dresden have a parking garage?

A: No, there is a parking lot behind the building with 24 spaces.

Q: Is the Dresden a condominium or a cooperative building?

A: It has been a condominium building since 1974. Prior to that it was apartment rentals.

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