Great Neighborhoods in Washington, DC: Sheridan-Kalorama
If you were very prosperous and moving Washington to serve in William Howard Taft’s cabinet, you’d need a fabulous house. And 1909’s most elegant new subdivision was just up the hill from Dupont Circle, called Kalorama - from Greek meaning “beautiful view”.
Kalorama is divided by Connecticut Avenue into two very different neighborhoods. The section to the west of Connecticut, Sheridan Kalorama, is the more distinguished of the two sections.
Whether your move to Washington is to serve a President or to represent clients for a major DC law firm, you can still find an impressive home in Kalorama.
Just before leaving the White House President Woodrow Wilson bought his wife, Edith, a beautiful town house at 2340 S Street NW, where they spent his post presidential years.
One of my favorite Kalorama homes is a lovely place called "The Lindens". In the 1930’s, it was transported to Washington from Danvers, Massachusetts. This historic 1754 home was taken apart and shipped here in six boxcars, with each piece labeled and numbered, for "easy" reassembly! This home was extensively restored again during the 1980's, this time leaving it in place.
Another neighborhood treat is known as The Spanish Steps, going up from Decatur Place to 22nd Street.
In addition to being a beautiful neighborhood, Kalorama shares a border with Rock Creek Park, with easy access to hiking and bicycle paths. And being so close to downtown makes it hard to imagine that, in the early 1900’s, it was considered to be a Washington suburb.
Times have changed, but the appeal of this lovely old neighborhood has endured.
Currently, there are 13 homes for sale, with prices ranging from $1,995,000 to a high of $6,995,000. Here is a link to their full listing information.
If you are planning a move to or from the Washington area, I can help. I am licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Email me a t Housepat@mac.com or call 202-549-5167.