This c. 1911 Beaux Arts building offers only 49 handsome apartments in a part of Kalorama where one finds a superb inventory of classical buildings, including the work of celebrated Washingtonian architect Albert Beers. The Woodward is one of those great, late Gilded Age buildings still extant that was rivaled by few, and equaled by none. It is ornamented with glazed terra cotta tile, surmounted by a large and beautifully-proportioned belvedere, and presents a frontispiece whose design is an exuberant, three-story confection lavished with guilloches, fasces, and festoons. The exterior of the building introduces the viewer to the same level of fine details and gracious proportions as one finds within the building and unit themselves. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is at once spacious and cozy. It is accessed by the elevator, or up a short flight of stairs, making it feel much more private than units on the upper floors. Its original floor plan has been thoughtfully maintained, yet the kitchen and bathrooms were renovated in a way that preserves the ethos of the unit, and added significant storage and amenities. Working from home would be a pleasant experience from the den of this elegant space or in one of the two bedrooms. A view of the Taft Bridge from the living room is an additional treat. The building is pet-friendly, and the monthly fee is inclusive of all common maintenance expenses as well as utilities.
Listing courtesy of Compass.