Thursday, July 05, 2007
Woodley Park will soon have another condominium development, when the Woodley-Wardman project breaks ground later this year. Named after Harry Wardman, the man who developed much of its neighborhood, the Woodley-Wardman development will build approximately 36 units by restoring four historic townhouses and adding a 7-story building in back, between the public alley and the townhouses. Murillo/Malnati Group’s 33,000 s.f. residential project at 2814 Connecticut Avenue was designed by Bonstra/Haresign Architects, with interior design by Carina Lopez, to restore and subdivide rowhouses into condominium units. Plans for the four brick townhouses envision restorations of the three-story structures with gardens and front porch space. The tower behind the townhouses will include some brickwork, but will have a contemporary, rather than historic appearance, with long stretches of white and metal-framed rectangular windows and similar rectangular windows in the upper penthouse units that offer private terraces. The historic buildings, two of which are original Wardmans, will be reconfigured to offer several new units as well as entryway for the courtyard and midrise in the rear. The 37-unit condominium building will include approximately 22 underground and at-grade parking spaces, as well as private roof terraces and balconies. The project received approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board, as well as the Board of Zoning Appeal, for the development. Completion is slated for early 2009.