It seems we spoke too soon. A couple days ago, Curbed commented that D.C.'s priciest listing, the $26 million Patterson Mansion that had until recently housed The Washington Club, still had not found a buyer after having been on the market since mid-July. Well, now it's gone under contract and is moving forward on the process to become a boutique hotel! Not that Dupont has any shortage of those, but the interior certainly resembles a luxury hotel. In two Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings this month, developers from French Quarter Hospitality and architects from Studio 3877 presented their plans for the building. They finally received approval from Dupont's ANC last week. Next stop, getting approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board. This ought to be interesting as they're planning to tear down an annex and put a new building there.
· $26 Million Dupont Mansion Finds Buyer, Hotel Planned [UrbanTurf]
· 15 Dupont Circle: ANC2B Supports Hotel Developers [SALM]
· Which of August's "Most Expensive Homes" Are Still For Sale? [CDC]
· A History of the $26 Million Patterson Mansion [CDC]