For more than two decades, the historic Waldeman Tower, northwest of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road, in Woodley Park section of Washington, has attracted the attention of countless commuters and tourists.
Every spring, there are bright flowers in the corner, drawing people's attention from the streets on the hillside and moving towards the unique Georgian revival --
2-pack style apartment building.
5 acres of neatly trimmed garden.
Now, the former apartments and hotels are being transformed into 32 luxury apartments that are expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
The luxurious Waldeman tower was built in 1928 by Harry Waldeman, one of the city's most prolific developers, initially designed by mikhelan mesrobia, known for his cooperation with Waldman and the design of some of the city's most popular buildings, including St.
Hayrydges Hotel-Adams Hotel.
In 1909, Wardman built a home for himself in the corner area, and later he tore down the house and made room for Wardman Tower.
The building was listed on the National Historic Site in 1984.
Waldman tower is known for its unique architectural style.
For decades, dozens of politicians and celebrities, including Dwight D, have settled in apartments.
And Mrs. Bird Johnson, Herbert Hoover, and Marlene Dietrich.
From 1928 to 1970, the apartment is connected to a luxury hotel so residents can enjoy full hotel services, including room service and room service, said James Nozar, senior vice president of development at JBG.
In the 1970 s, the building became part of the hotel and is now the Marriott Waterman Park.
"As part of the renovation of the Waldman building, we have completely separated the hotel from the apartment," Nozar said . ".
"Once residents move in, they will have their own fully private staff, including
There will be nine complete
Concierge, valet parking and porter services are available for 32 families.
Other building facilities include two clubs, one with a dining kitchen and one with a terrace leading to a British garden, Nozar said;
Fitness Center with yoga room and private training room;
35 private storage spaces;
There is also a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen.
Home for $2.
Between $7 million and $9 million, it is one of the most expensive apartments in the city.
Historical protection of the appearance of Wardman Tower, need to be repaired and re-repaired
Pointing out the initial brick, cast iron, stone and metal building details also determines some design options for the interior.
New York construction company Deborah Berke Partners, known for its unique projects around the world, was invited to design the interior of Wardman Tower, blending the traditional design of the building with an open and modern feel
"I stayed in Washington for a while in my 20 s and was actually close to Wardman Tower, so I had a feeling about the neighborhood and the city," Berke said . ".
"The formal planning, the vast green space and monuments of Washington are unique in American cities.
The Waldeman tower is special because it occupies most of the magnificent buildings of the city.
This is an impressive historic building that makes you feel at home in a commemorative building in Washington.
The shape of the Waldeman tower is unusual, basically a "X" with a circle in the middle, and for architects who need to create spacious homes, they pose some special challenges, at the same time, take advantage of the spectacular scenery provided by the site height and numerous windows.
"Each wing of the building has three exposures, a classic pre-exposureair-
Stephen Brockman, senior principal of Deborah Berke Partners, said: "adjust the way the breeze is cooled . ".
"All of these windows mean we have open and light, but it's hard to determine where to put some inner walls at first.
"As a hotel, rooms are configured around the central circular corridor, and many rooms have connecting doors so they can be combined into suites," Brockmann said.
"When we started designing, we came out of Woodley Park and looked at the other effects on Washington and its buildings, and realize that the connection between the City and Paris dates back to Thomas Jefferson and Pierre lunfant, Brockmann said.
"The house we designed is suitable for the building, in line with the aesthetics and variety of Paris, but also in line with the latest designto-
Date of kitchen and bathroom.
"The final building has four floors, six houses on each floor, two floors on the upper floor, and only four houses on each floor.
Each penthouse has a private rooftop terrace.
"The tower has good bones," said Berke . ".
"We want to create space in it that embodies an elegant lifestyle, so it's important to have the right room ratio.
The floor plan of the building celebrates views.
In these wonderful views there is a sense of parade through the apartment.
"Brockmann designed these houses so that public spaces --
Living room, dining area-
Will make the most of these views at the end of each family.
"We have to design a meaningful way to get to the entertainment space from the front door, not a long corridor," he said . ".
"Basically, there is an entrance hall between the front and back of each family, and then there are two gallery spaces.
The second gallery is a large and spacious room that you can use to do whatever you want, like show your favorite art or furniture, or put a table and put it
"Once the overall layout is determined, Berke and Brockman focus on details such as width
Some rooms have wood oak floors with herringbone patterns;
Crown styling, door covers, skirting;
The windows are all new but there is an old one
"The color palette is soft, but the material we choose is rich, so the apartment is elegant and not too formal," said Berke . ".
"They are also designed to attract people with traditional and modern tastes.
They are designed for contemporary life.
They are not regular rooms.
The sixth of Warman tower.
The floor model house with about 3,300 square feet of finished products costs $4. 6million.
The foyer offers an instant preview of the main attractions of the building: the roof and treetop can be seen through the glass door leading to the terrace.
Nozar says the apartments are designed to meet people's needs to scale down from Kalorama or Wesley heigts homes, including entertainment and plenty of storage space.
Right next to the foyer, there is a laundry room, larger than a single room
Family home with plenty of cabinet, counter and sink space in addition to the full set of space
Size of washer and dryer.
Outside the foyer is the first of the two galleries with paneled doors on either side and a dressing room door.
The third bedroom opens from this gallery and includes a double bedroom
Door closet with deep window sill with a picture window and private full bathroom.
Like all the bathrooms in these houses, the heated mosaic tile floor is under the foot, while the walls and counters are marble.
The second gallery is wider than the previous one with a plaid ceiling leading to the living room.
The second bedroom opens from this gallery and includes a double bedroomsize walk-
The private bathroom comes with a marble shower and wardrobe.
The gallery also has access to the kitchen and master bedroom suite.
The kitchen provides openness that matches modern tastes, as well as the ability to close the space when it comes to formal entertainment.
Huge room with two walls of cabinets and cabinets, all customized
Design for space; xadextra-
Wide pocket goalkeeper room is connected to the gallery on one side and another Additional set
The wide pocket keeper room is connected to the dining area on the other wall.
Behind the kitchen is a built-in
Sitting in the window seat, there is a picture window with a view of the National Cathedral.
Kitchen includes quartz counter, marble tailgate, oversized island with breakfast bar, built in
On a desk in a corner, there are two dishwashers, a microwave drawer, a wine cabinet, a separate drink cooler, a double oven and an oversized refrigerator and freezer.
The room is large enough to accommodate a casual dining table.
Behind the residence is an open dining area and living area with windows on three sides and glass doors leading to a private terrace.
The open space provided by these rooms and the second gallery space can easily accommodate a large number of people.
The main suite includes a spacious bedroom, an oversized walk-
Wardrobe and dressing area and luxurious bathroom.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom, closet and bathroom with views of the city.
Bathroom with heated mosaic tile floor and marble double floor
Sink vanity, deep soaking bathtub under large windows, glass-
Enclosed shower with marble floor, marble seating and windows.
Some houses in Wardman Tower have been contracted.
The building is expected to be completed by the end of the summer and will be fully landscaped by Michael Vergason landscape architect.
Michele Lerner is a freelance writer. r.