Luxury Apartments

Luxury Revealed at Ora: A Recently Renovated High-End Apartment Building in Kalorama, D.C.

ora apartments washington dc

Ora, a historic rental building in the heart of Washington, D.C., recently underwent a $20 million renovation to become a staple of high living in the prestigious neighborhood of Kalorama. BedRock Real Estate Partners and Pacolet Milliken recently announced the opening, and residents are already moving in. With interiors designed by award-winning design and architecture firm Forrest Perkins, Ora offers studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments for those who want to make luxury their home.

Nestled along the tree-lined corridor of California Street NW, the building is a midblock gem close to Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan, offering its residents plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The neighborhood is a vibrant and colorful area, with green spaces, open markets, bars, and diners for every taste.

To offer the best of the distinguished Kalorama neighborhood and the inspiring DC views, the developers of Ora focused on presenting future residents and visitors with a 360-degree panorama from the building’s rooftop, as well as the abundant windows through which the exterior blends into the interior.

ora living room interior

While the building’s midcentury architecture has been preserved, the interiors have been fully upgraded to meet today’s standards for sophisticated rental living. In fact, the design of the apartments was focused on re-creating the authentic, high-end feel of the community in Kalorama. The spacious floor plans make even a studio apartment feel large, and the ample windows, allowing natural light in, further expand the space.

All apartments have European-style kitchens, with quartz countertops, walnut flooring, chrome fixtures, and stainless-steel appliances.

ora apartments bedroom interior

You will find elegance and sophistication in the décor of the common areas, where exclusive social programs are held in collaboration with Chef Jess—a leading chef, wellness expert, and nutritionist in D.C.—such as welcome meals on new residents’ move-in day, cooking demonstrations and competitions, happy hours and mixers, as well as baking classes at the property.

Other luxe amenities include the ORA social club, a state-of-the-art fitness center with modern equipment, a pet spa, onsite parking, bicycle storage, resident storage lockers and more. The lobby and lounge include a large wooden table for freelancers and remote workers, elegant booths, armchairs, and banquettes, making it a fancy yet cozy socializing hot spot.

lobby lounge at ora property

The property management team at Gables Residential goes the extra mile to cater to even more needs, by offering extra services such as dry cleaning, neighborhood discounts, dynamic fitness classes, and a daily coffee bar.

Prices for Ora’s 113 rental units range from $2,615 a month for a studio to $4,520 for a two-bedroom. To see more features of the apartments and to learn any additional information, visit Ora and get in touch directly with the property for all the questions you might have.

Discover Apartments Near You

At, the perfect apartment nearby is just a click away.


About the author

Mihaela Buzec

Mihaela is an online content developer for RENTCafé.com. She has a BA in English Language and Literature and is now studying for an MA in Current Linguistics. She is a passionate reader, writer, and researcher, with a background in academic writing. You can get in touch with Mihaela at

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment