Wardman Tower by Deborah Berke Partners

Wardman Tower is a luxurious apartment located in Washington, D.C, designed in 2017 by NY-based Deborah Berke Partners.

Modern living room with a large TV and white sectional sofa.
Contemporary living room with white sofa and dark shelves.
Elegant living room with white furniture and abstract art.
Modern kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and an island.
Modern kitchen interior with white cabinets, marble backsplash, and stainless steel appliances.
Elegant dining room with abstract wall art and white draped chairs.
Minimalist living room with a white sofa, acrylic tables, and a geometric ceiling
Contemporary bedroom with large window and neutral tones.
Elegant bedroom with large bed, armchairs by the window, and soft
Elegant bathroom with marble walls and a large window.
Modern hallway design with dark wallpaper, mirror, and white doors.

About Wardman Tower

Revitalizing History: The Wardman Tower Transformation

JBG Smith and North America Sekisui House LLC have triumphantly completed a two-year revitalization of the legendary Wardman Tower. This renovation unveils 32 exclusive residences, ranging from two to four bedrooms and spanning 2,200 to 4,600 square feet (204 to 427 square meters). Impressively, buyers have already claimed or put under contract 12 of these homes. Deborah Berke Partners, an esteemed New York architecture firm, masterfully designed the renovation. They honored mid-century Paris’s lavishness while infusing the space with a modern, open ambiance. These homes are priced between $2.5 and $9 million.

A Storied Past: Distinguished Residents and Architectural Prestige

Notably, the Wardman Tower has housed luminaries such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert Hoover, and Marlene Dietrich. Harry Wardman, a renowned developer, erected this nine-story, historic edifice in 1928, at the juncture of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road, NW. In collaboration with Mihran Mesrobian, an architect celebrated for his work on Washington D.C.’s Hay Adams Hotel and St. Regis Hotel, Wardman crafted this Georgian Revival building. The National Register of Historic Places added it to its roster in 1984, recognizing its unique architectural significance.

A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity

The restoration team diligently preserved the original aesthetic of the Wardman Tower. They meticulously restored the original window configurations, balconies, and doors. To revive Harry Wardman’s vision, they refurbished thousands of square feet of façade with brick, cast iron, stone, and metal. Modern amenities now include rooftop terraces offering panoramic views, a 2,000-square-foot (186 square meters) state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, two clubrooms, a private outdoor garden, and a two-level underground garage. Each residence boasts luxurious finishes such as wide oak panel flooring, pre-wired windows for automated shades, and heated, mosaic-tile bathroom floors.

Unit 6C: A Masterpiece of Design

Unit 6C stands out as a prime example of the property’s elegance and sophistication. Jeff Akseizer, the principal of the award-winning Akseizer Design Group, has masterfully curated its interior. He envisions each home as a “beautiful reflection of the life within it,” creating a space that melds texture, form, and function into a timeless setting. This approach yields a seamless living environment that balances open spaces with cozy, purpose-filled nooks.

Elegant Interiors and Timeless Design

The home’s design thoughtfully integrates lifestyle needs, offering a mix of open living spaces and intimate areas filled with custom-built features and abundant natural light. Its décor includes a vast array of commissioned artworks, creating a tranquil and captivating journey to the grand salon. Details like petrified wood sculptures and a live-edge walnut dining table enhance the residence’s layered, neutral palette. Akseizer’s genius extends the landmark building’s essence into the residence, marrying old and new in a celebration of timeless elegance.

Photography courtesy of JBG Smith

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- by Matt Watts