The Westmoreland cooperative, one of DC’s “Best Addresses,” features 60 residential apartment units, an elegant lobby and a rooftop with spectacular views. The Westmoreland is located in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington DC, just off Connecticut Avenue and near Embassy Row. The location offers a wonderful combination of city and suburban living. Located on California Street just west of Connecticut and Columbia Avenues, the buzz and beat of Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and the U Street corridor, filled with notable ethnic restaurants (Greek, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Brazilian, Mexican, Spanish, Ethiopian, Indian, Lebanese and Peruvian) and specialty shops provide a contagious energy. Our location also means that the entire city is at your fingertips. Georgetown is a twenty-minute walk across Rose Park on P Street. The National Zoo is fifteen minutes on foot north on Connecticut. Downtown, the White House, the National Mall and Capitol Hill are just short cab rides. The Westmoreland’s address is deemed a “walkers’ paradise” from the nationally renowned Walk Score, which helps people find a walkable place to live in America.
The Westmoreland also enjoys the quiet and serenity of the suburbs. Filled with elegant co-ops and condominiums as well as stately mansions and embassies, the neighborhood is a bucolic and architectural pleasure, a great place to take a walk in the surrounding streets. Two blocks north on Kalorama Road, you will find the French and Portuguese residences overlooking Rock Creek Park. Three blocks south you will find the home of former President Woodrow Wilson. Three blocks west, Massachusetts Avenue and Embassy Row form a kind of border. The streets are largely cut off from the normal flow of city traffic and filled with shade-giving trees.
The Westmoreland celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary in 2006. Units in the building still feature original touches such as beautiful hard wood floors, intricate moldings, French doors and luxurious dining rooms. The Westmoreland was featured in James M. Goode’s book Best Addresses (Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988). His description included the following:
“Resembling a Maltese cross, the six-story buff-brick and limestone beaux-arts Westmoreland was one of several early apartment houses erected on California Street with a commanding view of the city from the crest of Kalorama heights.”