Ora, a newly reimagined rental building in heart of Washington D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood, is a place where you may just run into Barack Obama playing a pickup game of basketball or Jeff Bezos checking in on his home renovation. The neighborhood has historically been reserved for sprawling estates, which today cost $3.5 million on average, but for the first time, Ora is bringing over-the-top amenities and services to the community alongside these mansions and row homes.
Forrest Perkins, an award-winning D.C.-based interior architectural firm, was tapped to reinterpret this Art Deco inspired structure and bring it up to the standards of modern luxury. Ora features studio, one- and two- bedroom residences that span from 525 sq. ft. to over 800 sq. ft. 113 apartments were totally overhauled with thoughtfully appointed finishes and stainless steel appliances, and the developer also added high-design common spaces and amenities that promise to elevate the DC renting experience. The living spaces feature oversized windows boasting various views of D.C. landmarks and floorplans that cater to a variety of lifestyles.
The building features offerings that are unheard of in Kalorama, like a bespoke lobby-lounge that’s outfitted with sofas, a co-working space and a coffee bar. There’s also a pet spa, state-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton bikes and a Mirror home gym, as well as a stunning rooftop sky deck overlooking the Washington Monument and the dome of the Capitol building. The team at Ora has partnered with Chef Jess, a local foodie celeb, to activate the rooftop with cooking classes and even “Chopped”-like events exclusively for residents.
One of D.C.’s most affluent neighborhoods, Kalorama is situated just moments away from the historic Woodrow Wilson House, Mitchell Park, Phillips Collection and Embassy Row in the Northwest Quadrant of the city.
Prices for Ora’s unique junior one-bedrooms begin at $2,365 a month; one- and two- bedrooms range from $2,945 to $4,520 a month.