In the early 20th century, there was a real estate developer in Washington, D.C., known as Harry Wardman, who constructed a variety of hotels, luxury apartment buildings, and rowhouses in the city. With over 4,000 structures completed, he became so influential that an architectural style was named after him.
One of his buildings, Wardman Tower, recently underwent a meticulous restoration by D.C.-based developer The JBG Companies, which converted the former apartment house into 32 luxury condos. The renovation allowed for interiors with modern, open floor plans and Parisian-style millwork. According to The Washington Post, much of the original bricks, cast iron, stone, and metal architectural details were restored.
Located at 2660 Connecticut Avenue NW in Woodley Park, the two- to four-bedroom residences feature muted color palettes, wide-plank oak flooring, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Some of the amenities include two clubrooms, a catering kitchen, fitness center and yoga studio, and rooftop terrace. There are also 35 private storage spaces and over three acres of lush landscaping and private gardens.
The priciest Wardman Tower unit currently on the market ranks as Washington, D.C.’s tenth most expensive listing for sale, asking almost $8 million.
The building was designed in 1928 by the same architect behind the Hay-Adams Hotel and St. Regis Hotel, Mihran Mesrobian, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The renovation completed some time in March 2017.
• Wardman Tower [Official Website]
• Wardman Tower to be transformed into 32 luxury condos [The Washington Post]