Wardman Tower, once home to many iconic Washingtonians like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert Hoover and actress Marlene Dietrich is undergoing a complete restoration by the JBG Companies and slated to be finished this summer.
The historic nine-story building, located on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road, NW will have units ranging from $2.9 million to $9.9 million for a penthouse home. Once completed, the Wardman Tower will be the priciest condominium building in the District to date. The renovation of the Wardman Tower reveals 32 rare historic two-to-four bedroom homes ranging from 2,200 - 4,600 square feet.
Designed by famous architect Deborah Berke, the renovated space pays tribute to the opulence of mid-century Paris while adding an open and contemporary feel. Each home will feature 6" wide oak panel flooring in the living room and gallery with a classic herringbone pattern. The rooms will be framed with crown moldings and picture windows pre-wired for automated shades.
"The design of these gracious, large residences blends traditional and modern elements that respect the historic building and reflect contemporary ways of living," said Berke.
Berke pays homage to the traditional design of the building while incorporating the 21st century feel of Washington, with a nod to the city's famous French designer, Pierre L'Enfant.
The custom Henrybuilt kitchens include coastal gray polished quartz counters and danby marble backsplashes with chrome gooseneck faucets and stainless steel sinks. The luxurious finishes continue into the bathrooms, which include custom vanities, mosaic tile floors, marble tile walls and radiant heated floors.
New features and amenities include private balconies, both private and common rooftop terraces with 360 degrees of monument viewing, a 2,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center complete with a yoga studio, a resident library and lounge area that opens onto a private outdoor garden, private storage units and a minimum of two parking spaces per residence.
In case you were one of the few folks who didn't hop into the photo gallery straight away, scroll back to the top and take a tour through this historic property! For more information on the Wardman Tower restoration, click here.