PARK HILL CONDOMINIUMS
This 30 unit condominium building brings a modern architectural vocabulary to an established urban neighborhood of stately embassies and historic residences along Connecticut Avenue, NW. In response to masonry apartment buildings that form the existing street wall, Park Hill’s two brick and cast stone “bookends” anchor the building. Between these pieces a metal and glass facade rises eight stories, culminating at the top in a collection of forms that comprise the penthouse, a lantern-like volume that enjoys commanding views of Downtown Washington. The building’s graduated massing preserves the scale of the streetscape while creating twenty-nine luxury condominium units, whose free-flowing interiors and modern elements introduce a new typology of urban living rarely found in Washington, D.C.
Awards: 2002 Residential Architect Magazine Merit Award
Photographer: Dan Cunningham