SIG I Features This Residential Real Estate Rental Listing at 2160 California Street, NW Washington DC 20008 I Kalorama-Sheridan

Posted by Bryan Zupan on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 3:18pm.

SIG I Features This Real Estate Rental Listing at 2016 California Street, NW Washington DC 20008 in the Kalorama-Sheridan neighborhood.

The Kalorama neighborhood is rich in history and is quite a list of past and future notable residents.  This includes the future home of The Obama Family after they leave the White House.

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This is a beautiful 2 bed 2 bath corner unit with hardwood floors through out the living areas. The open kitchen and living area are filled with light from windows on two sides. The unit features a large master bedroom with an en-suite bath. There is a private deck area.

Real Estate DC Kalorama 2160 California Street Nw washington dc 20008 Widows Mite Lofts

Amenities include granite counter tops, gas stoves, hardwood floors, high ceilings, original brick walls, and spacious patio decks.

This property has a walk score of 91 and is between the Woodley Park metro and the DuPont Metro Stations

Every unit in the Widow's Mite Lofts is designed to provide the ultimate in cosmopolitan convenience. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, abundant natural light, luxurious bathrooms, in-unit washers and dryers, granite kitchens, and the finest fixtures and finishes combine to make each room an elegant, sophisticated experience. Here are a few of the amenities you'll find in DC's newest luxury apartments:

Kitchens:
Full-size kitchens with granite counters
Custom-made cabinetry
Stainless steel appliances
Deep under-mounted stainless steel sinks
Bathrooms:
Newly tiled bath with tile floor
Custom-made vanity cabinets with granite tops
Living areas and bedrooms:
Premium closet systems
9-12 foot ceilings throughout most units
Hardwood floors and new carpet
Wired for cable and high-speed Internet
Full sized washer & dryer (except studio units)
Custom blinds
Modern, designer light fixtures
Separate dining area in all 2-bedroom units
Green design features:
Green roof
Energy-saving hot water tanks and heat pumps in each apartment (no central system troubles)
Low-VOC paint used throughout
High efficiency, water-saving toilets
Energy-efficient light bulbs throughout
Other amenities:
Security system with video dial-up
Grocery downstairs
Hardwood tile terraces
Sprinkler system throughout
Exposed brick in most units
Noise-reducing walls and floors
Large French windows in most units
Convenient trash chute


History of the building:
The Widow's Mite Lofts are located in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood in northwest Washington. Now a peaceful enclave in the middle of metropolitan DC, the Kalorama area was primarily rural until the end of the 19th century. In 1795, Gustavus Scott, a city commissioner, purchased a portion of Anthony Holmead's “Widow’s Mite” holdings and began development in the area. In 1807, a poet named Joel Barlow bought a property at 23rd and S Streets and renamed it "Kalorama", after the Greek “fine view”. The Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood began to take shape around this property in the early 1880s as the area was subdivided for urban development and has become a popular choice among diplomats and senior government officials. In 1893 Congress ordered L'Enfant's famous design for the city of Washington extended out to the rest of the District, but existing developments were exempted, which is why Kalorama is one of the few sections of DC that doesn’t follow the city's grid system.

Three Presidents (Harding, Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt) have called the neighborhood home at some point during their public service lives. In addition, Woodrow Wilson chose the neighborhood for his home after vacating 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. His house at 2340 S Street is now a national historic landmark and museum. Other notable current or past Kalorama residents include U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and historian Elizabeth Eisenstein.

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