Gilded. Global. Gracious.
Known for its stunning beaux-arts architecture and old-world appeal, Kalorama offers a wide array of living choices that include high ceilings, leaded glass windows, incredible embellishments, decorative mouldings and classic architecture at its best.
With a feel that suggests New York’s Upper West Side, Kalorama is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Washington. The name means “beautiful view” in Greek and lives up to its name everywhere one looks. Kalorama’s tree-lined streets are filled with architecturally significant free-standing and attached houses and a host of grand condominium and co-op buildings.
The Upscale Lifestyle In Kalorama
Before residing at The White House, Presidents William Taft, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt had residences here. Woodrow Wilson chose the neighborhood for his home — he was the only former President to permanently relocate to Washington.
Kalorama’s highlights include Massachusetts Avenue’s famed Embassy Row. Embassies include Cameroon, The Netherlands and Korea. Other landmarks to see:
- Fonda del Sol Visual Arts Center
- Mitchell Park
- The Washington Studio School
- The official residence of the French ambassador at 2221 Kalorama Road
- William Howard Taft Bridge with its imposing concrete lions
Kalorama residents enjoy international cuisine at neighborhood establishments such as The Russia House, Teaism, Veritas Wine Bar, Red Tomato, Bistrot du Coin and Nora's restaurant (said to be America’s first certified organic restaurant).
A weekend Farmer's Market finds purveyors offering everything from glorious orchids to organic local produce, gourmet cheeses, baked goods and meats.
The Kalorama neighborhood connects to the rest of the city via the Woodley Park Metro station located across Taft Bridge and the Dupont Circle Metro station down Connecticut Avenue.
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