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The impressive houses in this neighborhood look out over Rock Creek Park.

The neighborhood of Kalorama is named after the estate that was built there in 1807. Even though the mansion no longer stands, some of DC's most fashionable addresses can be found in Kalorama, including diplomatic homes and embassies as well as Mediterranean, Colonial and Georgian Revival mansions.


A place away from everything.

This residential neighborhood was one of the earliest developments in the city and therefore is exempt from DC's gridded street layout system. The leafy streets feel a world away from the bustling downtown area, despite being right next door.

From picnicking in the three-acre grounds of Kalorama Park to walking up the photogenic Spanish Steps, there is plenty to keep you entertained in Kalorama. It's here you can take a guided tour around the President Woodrow Wilson House, sip on a fresh brew and people-watch at one of the local coffee shops or simply marvel at the historic buildings in the Kalorama Triangle.

The Kalorama neighborhood is located within Washington, D.C.’s Northwest Quadrant, which is famous for its influential residents. Some of D.C. 's elite live in this area, which is about a mile from downtown, including the Obamas, Jeff Bezos, and various diplomats. The region is referred to as Washington’s Beverly Hills because it’s THE place to live when residing in D.C.


No disturbance allowed. 

The rules of this close-knit community are for peace and quiet. It is tightly secured around the homes of former President Barack Obama, current presidential advisor Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Its residents are high ranking government officials or diplomats who come here to escape from their jobs and social lives.

Kalorama is less than three miles away from the White House and is home to 28 embassies, which is partly why there is such a diverse community of residents. The neighborhood, which borders DuPont Circle, also prides itself in having safe, pedestrian-friendly streets and several nurseries. Kalorama Park provides a nice spot to enjoy an afternoon in a comfortable community setting or to take a four-legged friend for a walk.

Public transportation links are also plentiful for frequent travelers, while a number of well-connected roads make it easy to travel to both the National Airport and Dulles Airport. When residents seek nightlife or a larger selection of restaurants and bars, it's only a short trip to head to the lively Adams Morgan neighborhood.

The Kalorama neighborhood is one of D.C. 's most desirable areas to reside, whether you already live in Washington D.C. or are relocating. Its quiet, historic charm, elegant nature, and proximity to bustling D.C. make it an ideal area for living. 

Available from the library's website, Kalorama is a great resource for learning about different cultures and religions around the world. You can access individual embassy email lists to stay informed of public events such as concerts, lectures, and exhibits that take place throughout the year.

Kalorama has two distinct districts: Kalorama Heights in the southwest and the Kalorama Triangle in the north.

Kalorama Heights is the quieter of the two because it’s away from busier neighborhoods like Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle. The Kalorama Triangle, on the other hand, borders Adams Morgan, which has a lively entertainment district.

Both districts are extremely walkable thanks to the ample sidewalks and lack of traffic. There is enough space on these streets for various activities, including walking the dog and jogging.

There is plenty of space for outdoor activities in Kalorama, thanks to the neighborhood’s parks.

Kalorama Park is in the Kalorama Triangle area. The three-acre park features basketball courts, a playground, walking paths, picnic tables, and plenty of green space in a quiet residential section of the neighborhood.

Kalorama isn’t known for its dining or nightlife, but you will find a few good places to eat on Connecticut Avenue and Columbia Road.

If you’re looking for something exotic, Lapis is a modern Afghan bistro that serves home-style dishes cooked with local, seasonal ingredients.

18th Street NW, which is just east of the Kalorama Triangle, is loaded with bars and restaurants within walking distance. 

Grand Duchess is a neighborhood cocktail bar in the middle of Adams Morgan that serves classic cocktails, house-made tortillas, and has a Supper Club option.

There are many more dining options on Connecticut Avenue NW and P Street NW in Dupont Circle. Having access to this dining and nightlife without having it right on your doorstep keeps the neighborhood quiet and is one reason for its popularity with the elite.


Easily available parking spaces.

The neighborhood provides a heavily treed oasis of quiet streets with no thru traffic, lovely to walk. All houses have garages so parking abounds, except near Connecticut Ave. 


This space is hard to come by.

Most of the houses in the neighborhood were built in the early 20th century and they are considered prestigious. The city's elite pay a lot of money to buy one when it becomes available.

Kalorama is a charming neighborhood with a mixture of grand Colonial and Georgian Revival townhouses as well as more modern new-builds. Some buildings also feature interesting Spanish-inspired features that give parts of the area a Mediterranean feel. There are spacious apartments and large detached houses available to buy or rent in Kalorama, which is why the area's properties often sell for above average prices and quickly get snatched up by potential buyers. Despite being so prestigious, the friendly community will welcome you with open arms if you decide to move here!

One reason for the neighborhood’s exclusivity is its hilltop location. The first houses built in the area looked out over the city because of the elevation, and over the years, Mediterranean, Georgian-Revival, and Colonial mansions have appeared on its residential streets. Kalorama is a private, leafy green neighborhood with distinguished estates overlooking Rock Creek Park. Kalorama apartments make a person feel like they’re a world away from bustling D.C. but in fact, they’re quite close. 

There is a serenity to Kalorama as it’s quite literally “off the grid.” The residential streets of Kalorama were exempted from D.C. 's gridded layout system as development expanded outward from downtown. The very walkable Kalorama neighborhood streets are lined with trees, and the historic homes and apartment buildings make this a desirable location for families and young professionals alike.


The enchanting streets and forested views make this area a peaceful place to live.

The walk around Kalorama's curving lines reveals exquisite architecture and manicured gardens. Additionally, the view of Rock Creek Park can be seen from many points along the route.

The historic homes and apartments that line the streets are full of character and will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. The location is also great because you're minutes from downtown and the National Mall. This position makes Kalorama the ideal neighborhood to live in when working in government.

Kalorama is aesthetically stunning, thanks to its classic architecture. It isn’t a modern neighborhood with cookie-cutter buildings. The historic homes and apartments that line the streets are full of character and will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

The location is also great because you’re minutes from downtown and the National Mall. This position makes Kalorama the ideal neighborhood to live in when working in government. Georgetown University is nearby, too. Kalorama offers a mix of serenity and luxury, history, and international flair, which makes it desirable to many.

The classic-architecture homes of Kalorama offer plenty of history. There are two official historic districts – Sheridan-Kalorama and Kalorama Triangle – both of which have this designation because of their vintage buildings.

The President Woodrow Wilson House is steps from Mitchell Park. It’s the home where Wilson spent his post-presidency retirement. Today, the building is a museum featuring artifacts and some of his personal property. 

Present-day Mitchell Park also has historical significance because it’s where Anthony Holmead II built a house in 1795. During the Civil War, the home was used as a Union Hospital. It was later accidentally set on fire in 1865, re-built, turned into the German Embassy, and eventually demolished again.

Mitchell Park is currently a neighborhood park in Kalorama Heights with a baseball diamond and a playground. This dog-friendly park hosts concerts and other gatherings in the summer, making it a cultural hub in the neighborhood. The park is only an eight-minute stroll to The Sedgewick. History is everywhere in Kalorama, and living there puts you in the midst of one of America’s most important historical neighborhoods.

​​Massachusetts Avenue, on the south end of Kalorama Heights, features several international embassies, including Japan, India, Korea, and Turkey. The Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., is also on this street. Massachusetts Avenue is a great place to wander if you’re interested in architecture because many of the buildings have a unique flair to them. There are residences among the embassy buildings, as well.

One of Kalorama’s most recognizable sites is the Spanish Steps. These steps are one of Washington’s most romantic locations because they’re hidden away from the rest of the city and feature a calming fountain and beautiful flowers. 

Heading to the Spanish Steps is always a good choice when looking for an escape because of its peacefulness.

Getting around without a vehicle in Kalorama is simple, thanks to D.C.’s public transportation system.

The Woodley Park Metro Station provides trips on the Metrorail system from the Kalorama Triangle. The Red Line takes you directly to Metro Center Station in minutes, where the rest of downtown is accessible on foot. Metrobus and the D.C. Circulators also have stops in the Kalorama Triangle.

Kalorama Heights is close to the Woodley Park and Dupont Circle Metrorail stops. The only bus stops in Kalorama Heights are on Massachusetts Avenue near the embassies. This station is a four-minute stroll from The Rodney and 1830 R St NW and a five-minute walk from The Sedgewick.

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Embassy of India building in the Kalorama neighborhood in the

Newest Kalorama Homes and Condos for Sale

1 Beds 1 Baths
Style and character. Welcome to 1863 Kalorama #2A at the Old Italian Embassy, a one-bedroom and one-bathroom condo in the heart of Washington DC. This lovely condo building, located in desirable Kalorama, offers the perfect balance of urban convenience and serene residential living. This stunning unit boasts tall, 9 foot ceilings that give an airy and spacious feel to the entire space. The southern light floods the kitchen and living area, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. With three floor-to-ceiling french doors, you can soak up the sunlight and embrace the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of your living area. And when the weather turns chilly, cozy up to the fireplace with your favorite book. The 120 year-old wood mantel with dentil molding, scroll detailing, and original mirror are sure to impress anyone that walks into your new home. With hardwood floors throughout, this open-concept living room and dining area are perfect for entertaining guests. Immerse yourself in the ultimate audio experience with recessed speakers seamlessly integrated throughout the unit. The kitchen, featuring stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and exquisite granite countertops, combines elegance, functionality, and enduring style. There is plenty of storage in the hall closet, equipped with an elfa shelving system that can be customized to your needs. Uncover a captivating blend of history and contemporary design in this remarkable bedroom, adorned with a feature wall showcasing large, salvaged doors, rumored to be from a historic interior in downtown DC. This spacious bedroom provides you with all of your storage needs with a custom closet. The bathroom is tastefully appointed with stylish fixtures and plenty of additional storage under the vanity. From the clean lines of the fixtures to the minimalist color palette, this bathroom embodies the essence of modern sophistication. Come live in one of the best neighborhoods in DC, with stellar Adams Morgan and Woodley Park restaurants and nightlife. Access to the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park are a 10 minute walk, or head directly across the street to Kalorama Triangle Park to tend to your community garden plot or picnic with your friends!

1863 Kalorama Rd Nw Unit #2A, Washington

Listing courtesy of Redfin Corp. Contact:

5 Beds 5 Baths
Showings by appointment, Buyer registration required. Sited on one of Kalorama's most prestigious blocks with botanical-lined streets and Historic Wardman architecture, this exquisite Federal Colonial will leave you spellbound as historic personality mingles with bespoke design. Built in 1922, this shaded, brick-wrapped home welcomes with a prim and proper facade, while inside, 5,130 square feet are a multi-sensory delight as maximalist old-Floridian charm takes center stage, reminiscent of the Kips Bay showhouse. Throughout four floors of superbly renovated living vistas, explore to find chocolate-hued hardwoods, show-stopping checkered tile, cozy fireplaces, polished hardware, and endless built-ins.  Sunlight soars in from the dining room wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors, while ceilings and interior walls are lined with luxurious papers from Gucci, Fornasetti, and Brunschwig & Fils. Display conversation-sparking treasures in the living room, unwind-away Sundays within your restful library, invite friends for film screenings in the media room and escape to the walk-out basement where your “room with a view” features floor-to-ceiling windows and artful studio lights. In the posh chef's kitchen, complete with high-end appliances, pack picnics for strolls to local parks and fill the home with the savory aromas of favorite heirloom recipes. Serve dinner in the cupboard-clad dining room or dine al fresco where two distinguished patios dot manicured gardens shaded by blossoming trees. Here, host Summer fundraisers with wine paired with the sounds of the city, or simply enjoy spring breezes after Embassy cultural events. Five bedrooms plus three and two half baths envelop guests with care and style. Complete chores in a playful laundry room, screen films in the theater, then escape to the primary suite where the sitting room and marble bathroom are warmed by private firelight. A slice of textured, bold, and joy-filled heaven amongst neighboring jewels, Kalorama is a singular peaceful refuge for diplomats, ambassadors, and ex-presidents. From home, Rock Creek Park, favorite shops, and eateries entertain, while the Georgetown Waterfront, electric Dupont, and downtown Washington DC await.

2402 Wyoming Ave Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (301) 298-1001

3 Beds 7 Baths
Kalorama Square is an exceptionally private and upscale townhouse community located in the heart of sought-after Kalorama. The private enclave of 25 residences was built in 1976 and has been beautifully maintained. The community offers highly desirable amenities including a lovely landscaped courtyard, an outdoor swimming pool, secure garage parking, and 24-hour front desk and security. 1825 Kalorama Square is an end unit Federal style townhouse with over 5,000 square feet of gracious living space on five floors. The residence has been tastefully renovated to include the highest quality fixtures and custom finishes throughout, including custom Pella windows and French doors. It is also flooded with an abundance of natural sunlight from oversized windows on the front and back of the house. For added convenience, there is an elevator that services all floors. The main level features a lovely entry foyer, which seamlessly transitions to the breakfast room with a built-in serving credenza and then to the well-appointed kitchen. The fully renovated gourmet kitchen offers Waterstone faucets, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, and high-end stainless-steel appliances including Wolf and SubZero. Neighboring the kitchen is a spacious family room with a large built-in media center and French doors to the private rear terrace and garden. This room can be used as the proper dining room for owners that like to entertain formally. The large and private rear garden and terrace is accessed from this level. There is also a powder room, coat closet, and elevator access on this floor. The second level is generously scaled and wonderful for entertaining. There is a beautiful library with a wet bar, an elegant living room with a wood burning fireplace and three sets of oversized French doors, and an additional powder room. The third level is fully encompassed by the impressive primary suite. This floor provides an impressive primary bedroom, two bathrooms, a large private dressing room, and multiple closets for additional storage. The top floor has two additional spacious bedrooms, both with private en-suite bathrooms. The lower level offers a large gym or office with storage space, a laundry room, half bathroom, and an abundance of additional storage. There is also direct access from the lower level to the two private and secure garage parking spaces. The residence is within close walking distance to Mitchell Park, shopping, restaurants, and the Metro.

1825 Kalorama Sq Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. Contact: (202) 333-1212

5 Beds 4 Baths
Contemporary Kalorama chef d’oeuvre.  Revel in the light-filled open spaces throughout this unique modern home.  Art lovers rejoice!  Showcase your art collection in large, gallery-style spaces with tall ceilings.  The custom floating staircase at the center of the home is a work of art unto itself.  A spacious entry foyer offers access to the one car garage.  The kitchen and dining room open to the lushly landscaped patio and garden featuring an in-ground pool and wisteria-draped pergola – perfect for relaxation as well as indoor / outdoor entertaining.  The living room features a wood-burning fireplace, a wall of glass opening to a spacious balcony and extra tall ceilings.  The adjacent library, with its wall of built-ins, also serves as a media room.  Steps away, the primary suite, with its unique pivoting door, overlooks the garden.  The spa-like primary bath is a true sanctuary.  Next up, a large sitting room with wood-burning fireplace and balcony and bedroom with en-suite bathroom.  The next level offers a bedroom and full bathroom as well as laundry.  Nestled on the top floor, a sitting room and bedroom.  A large open room on the lower level offers many possibilities:  home gym?  Art studio?  Play room?  Lovely white oak floors throughout the home.  Sited on sylvan Bancroft Place, a quiet one-way street lined with stately homes and embassies.  Steps to much-loved Mitchell Park and convenient to many restaurants, museums and shops as well as the Dupont Circle farmer’s market.  A rare gem in the heart of DC’s embassy district.

2319 Bancroft Pl Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty. Contact:

3 Beds 3 Baths
Luxury Living at its finest and rarely available. Welcome to the fully renovated penthouse at the iconic Kalorama 2101 Connecticut Avenue NW building. This exquisite residence boasts unparalleled elegance, warmth and sophistication, with no detail overlooked in this BOWA extensive renovation. Step inside and experience the grand gallery, the spacious open reconfigured floorplan, perfect for large formal events or quiet evenings at home. The kitchen features top of the line appliances, marble, glass tiles, and custom cabinetry. The living room is graced with a wall of custom bookshelves plus a unique white quartz faced gas fireplace, stunning views and western light that pours in from multiple large windows. The penthouse offers a truly unique living experience with a coveted private outdoor space with two sets of french doors leading to the private patio. The 3 Bedrooms are generously sized with the Primary Suite occupying an entire corner of the home. The 2.5 Bathrooms are appointed with marble, porcelain, steam shower, and high end fixtures and finishes. A separate office and laundry room provides flexible spaces for a variety of needs. 1 parking space and 2 storage spaces convey. Residents of 2101 Connecticut Avenue NW enjoy a prime location. The building boasts 24/7 front desk services, Fitness Center, meeting rooms, plus the most glorious rooftop in all of Washington. A rate offering of location, building, size and condition.

2101 Connecticut Ave Nw Unit #85, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (301) 298-1001

4 Beds 6 Baths
This quintessential brick row house is ideally located in the highly desirable Kalorama neighborhood. The grand residence was originally constructed in 2003 and has been meticulously maintained. It is south-facing and set off the street, capturing an abundance of natural sunlight throughout the entire home. This spectacular house features generously-proportioned rooms on five finished levels, providing the perfect space for formal entertaining and comfortable family living. The traditional façade has wonderful curb appeal with beautiful front landscaping and an iron rail fence to the entryway. The main level features exceptional entertaining rooms including a gracious front living room with a gas fireplace and an adjoining formal dining room. The updated eat-in kitchen is well-appointed with a large center island, stainless steel appliances, and abundant cabinetry storage. There are four large windows with custom plantation shutters and an exterior door to the rear parking pad. There is also the added convenience of a nearby powder room on this floor. The second level features two spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, including the luxurious primary suite. The primary bedroom has three oversized south-facing windows, a lovely gas fireplace, generous walk-in closet, and a marble en-suite bathroom with a skylight, dual vanities, a frameless glass shower, and jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom on this floor is also sizable and en-suite and offers two large windows with transoms and Juliet balconies. The third floor has an additional bedroom suite that could also act as a casual entertaining room. There are three south-facing windows, a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom with dual vanities, a frameless glass shower, and a jacuzzi tub. The room is conveniently located near the impressive rear terrace with iron rail detail. The top floor has an additional bedroom suite with a full bathroom and a lovely south-facing front balcony overlooking Kalorama and the Washington Monument. The lower level features a family room with built-ins, a laundry room with storage, a powder room, and an abundance of additional storage space. There is also two-car gated secure parking.

2121 S St Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. Contact: (202) 333-1212

2 Beds 2 Baths
Experience the pinnacle of urban elegance in this stunning condominium, ideally situated at 2126 Connecticut Avenue NW #23. Nestled in the heart of the prestigious Kalorama neighborhood, this distinctive property offers a perfect fusion of historical charm and modern sophistication. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a meticulously designed interior that showcases hardwood flooring, crown moldings, and a traditional floor plan that evoke a sense of warmth and familiarity. The spacious living room, formal dining room, and office are designed to facilitate seamless entertaining and comfortable living. This luxurious condo features two generously-sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms, providing ample space for relaxation and privacy. The building, constructed by renowned architect Harry Wardman, reflects the classic Beaux Arts style, adding to the property's historical allure. For your convenience, this residence is equipped with central air conditioning and heating systems, powered by natural gas. A collection of shared amenities, including an elevator, an exercise room, a meeting room, concierge service, and an exceptional roof deck adds to the ease and comfort of city living. This prestigious address is complemented by a monthly HOA fee that covers a wide array of expenses, including air conditioning, common area maintenance, electricity, exterior building maintenance, gas, and more. Pets are also warmly welcomed in this friendly community. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of Washington DC's architectural legacy while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of modern city living. Schedule your personal tour today!

2126 Connecticut Ave Nw Unit #23, Washington

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Capital Properties. Contact:

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