Find the newest Kalorama homes for sale & real estate listings in NW Washington DC below! Kalorama is an historic neighborhood on the eastern side of Rock Creek Park, and long an important part of Washington, D.C.'s Embassy Row area. Noted for its serene atmosphere and generous green space, Kalorama is primarily residential, although its many embassies and mansions accommodate a lively social and diplomatic scene. Several U.S. Presidents, including William Taft and Franklin D. Roosevelt, have called Kalorama home, and today many high profile elected officials and cabinet members own properties in the neighborhood. For information about Kalorama neighborhood properties for sale or to schedule a private home showing, contact your Northwest Washington DC real estate experts today. Read More about Kalorama real estate.
Kalorama, which in Greek means "beautiful view," dates back to the early 1800s, when U.S. army Major Gustavus Scott built a home, later christened "Kalorama", at the present day intersection of S and 23rd Streets. The Kalorama residence was leveled in 1887 for the expansion of S Street, but many pre-civil war homes remain in the area, making it one of Washington's most popular historic districts.
This area is sometimes confused with Kalorama Park, a recreation spot in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood, to the southeast.
Besides being home to many historic mansions, Kalorama also offers an opportunity to live in "New York style" coop buildings, which offer great space and charm.