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Welcome to the Mendota. This classic “Best Address” in Kalorama has all the modern amenities without sacrificing original details. The recently renovated one bedroom has original charm while keeping luxury in mind. The unit features original pine floors, a completely renovated custom kitchen, a completely renovated bathroom, added washer and dryer, added large closet in the bedroom with custom shelving, 10′ high ceilings, large bay windows, a decorative fireplace, and a large hallway walk-in closet with custom shelving. The renovated kitchen showcases original pine floors, original under-window cabinet custom cabinets with soft close doors/drawers and quartz countertops. The updated kitchen has modern stainless steel appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, GE microwave, Haier counter depth refrigerator/freezer, GE gas stove.
The renovated spa-like bathroom is an oasis with a new walk-in shower with Hansgrohe rainfall showerhead and porcelain tile. The sink includes a custom-cut marble countertop without sacrificing space. The bathroom retains the original tile surrounding the room and the original under-window cabinet. In the bedroom, she added Bosch stacked high-efficiency washer and ventless dryer. A new larger closet that includes original doors and handles to the building and custom shelving provides ample storage. Less exciting, but no less important was moving the electrical box to bring it up to code and added new electrical for the washer/dryer. In the building, you will find a front desk, which operates seven days a week from 7am-11pm, a bike room, large storage lockers, an additional laundry facility, and an original manually operated elevator car. Don’t worry, it’s electric now. Cats welcome. For more information on the building please visit www.mendotadc.com.
The Kalorama area within the Northwest Quadrant of Washington, D.C. includes the residential neighborhoods of Kalorama Triangle and Sheridan-Kalorama. The area is accessible from the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park Metro stations, as well as various bus lines. Kalorama Triangle is bordered by Connecticut Avenue, Columbia Road, Calvert Street, and Rock Creek Park. Sheridan-Kalorama is adjacent, to the southwest, located between Connecticut Avenue, Rock Creek Park, Massachusetts Avenue, and Florida Avenue. The Kalorama area was primarily rural until the close of the 19th century, lying northwest of the original limits of Washington City from L’Enfant’s original plan. In 1795, Gustavus Scott, a commissioner for the District of Columbia purchased the property, which had been a portion of Anthony Holmead’s “Widow’s Mite” holdings. He constructed a large, classically styled house at 23rd and S Streets, which he named “Rock Hill”. In 1803 Margaret Scott the wife of Gustavus Scott sold the property to William Augustine Washington. In 1807, the noted poet Joel Barlow bought the property and renamed it “Kalorama,” which translates from Greek as “fine view.” Barlow lived in the home until shortly before his death in 1812. Barlow commissioned Capitol architect Benjamin Latrobe to enlarge the house and elevate its design. Kalorama (the residence) was destroyed by a fire during the American Civil War while it was used as a Union hospital. The residence was rebuilt and returned to a single-family home until 1887, when it was leveled by the District of Columbia government for the extension of S Street NW.
The Kalorama Triangle is a residential enclave of Adams Morgan, located in Northwest Washington bounded by three major thoroughfares: Connecticut Avenue, Calvert Street, NW and Columbia Road. Sheridan-Kalorama, also known as Kalorama Heights, is bounded to the north and west by Rock Creek Park; to the south and west by Massachusetts Avenue N.W.; and to the south and east by Florida Avenue and Connecticut Avenue N.W. The Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood also includes a number of diplomatic residences, such as the residence of the French Ambassador at 2221 Kalorama Road, as well as several embassies – on its Southern side it also includes much of Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue. The William Howard Taft Bridge, carrying Connecticut Avenue over Rock Creek Park, with its imposing concrete lions, is also a notable feature. The Spanish Steps are another landmark of the neighborhood.
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