It can be difficult to find a property that perfectly balances the past and the present—a space that embraces thoughtful and forward-thinking design, but not at the cost of ignoring a building and location’s historical roots, leaving those iconic aesthetic touches behind in favor of bland stylings that supposedly represent modernism. But urban dwellers looking for the best of both worlds now have a place to call home at the iconic Wardman Tower, offering a luxurious lifestyle in a prime location steeped in the rich history of Washington, D.C.
Wardman Tower is as unique as it is beautiful, built-in 1928 by prolific developer Henry Wardman, who used it as his own personal residence. The pre-war structure was once a hotel, but after extensive renovations, it was transformed into a stunning condo featuring 32 residences, each with its own one-of-a-kind design elements calling back to the building’s history. Situated at one of the highest points of D.C., each home in Wardman Tower offers a panoramic view of the city, white-glove service, and elegant living at its finest.
There are only eight residences remaining, so now is the time to learn more about Wardman Tower—and why you should call it home—before this opportunity disappears.
In its previous life, Wardman Tower was home to everyone from political luminaries to the Hollywood elite, with notable names such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B., and Lady Bird Johnson, Herbert Hoover, and Marlene Dietrich. They were drawn to the building for the same reason people are drawn to it today: it’s one of the best addresses in Washington, D.C., offering glamorous living in the heart of the city. The iconic building offers a bold statement, even in this wealthy neighborhood—presenting a Park Avenue feel blended with structural beauty, high quality, and unique features that speak to its distinguished residents. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Wardman Tower is conveniently situated right off Rock Creek Parkway at Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, just 15 minutes away from Reagan National Airport. For those who prefer public transit, there’s a Metro station just outside the front door — and downtown D.C. is just a short drive away. Up the hill, residents can venture to the National Zoo for a day of fun or take a quick walk to Dupont Circle to enjoy a variety of bistros, bars, boutiques, and museums.
Even though Wardman Tower is amid the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s still in a quiet, tucked-away location that allows residents to leave the chaos of the day behind as they approach the building and are greeted by 3.3 acres of manicured gardens.
Residents at Wardman Tower are treated to a wide array of amenities that are unparalleled in condo living. With 24-hour concierge service, residents can get whatever they need, whenever they need it—along with porter services and a full-time, on-site building engineer to help with any issues that may arise. Each residence is provided parking spaces for two to three cars, with electric charging stations as needed. And pet lovers will have an ideal space for their furry friends to call home, as Wardman Tower is completely pet-friendly.
For those who love to entertain, Wardman Tower offers two side-by-side entertainment venues, with a catering kitchen available for larger gatherings. Valet service is also available for guests. Having a smaller get-together? The panoramic rooftop is the perfect spot, with a grilling area and incredible views. And when residents are ready to break a sweat, the 2,000 square-foot gym is ready to meet all their cardio and weight training needs. Everything a resident could ever need is within reach at Wardman Tower.
Wardman Tower’s 2.5-acre lot features 32 residences with many different floor plans, spread across six floors—including four penthouse suites at the top of the building. Penthouses offer private roof terraces, while the remaining residences feature living, dining, and entertaining areas situated at the end of each home to capitalize on the stunning city views.
Units may also feature spacious bathrooms, galleries leading into an expansive living and dining suites, capped off by a generous terrace, offering the perfect space for a nightcap amid the twinkling city lights of the stunning panoramic view. The master suite and kitchen also boast their own private terraces for cozy breakfasts or nighttime lounging, with a large master closet that can hold enough couture to satisfy any dedicated fashionista. Homes start at a two-bedroom, 2 ½ bathrooms from 2661 square feet to 4,648 square feet Three bedrooms, three and a half baths with terrace
Finishes and Features
Each residence was designed with elegance and grace, honoring Wardman Tower’s pre-war history and uniquely eye-catching elements. The original bricks, cast iron, stone, and metal architectural details were restored and repointed but also blended with a more open and contemporary feel. Accents include wide-plank oak flooring—with some rooms featuring a herringbone pattern—and crown moldings, along with door casings, baseboards, and new windows that embrace an old-fashioned aesthetic.
However, modern features fit comfortably within the old-world touches. Kitchens boast Thermador appliances, while most homes feature two dishwashers—and while each kitchen offers a closed layout for privacy, entertaining spaces are open to take advantage of the expansive cityscape seen through multiple windows. And for those who want to take full advantage of their self-care routines, some penthouses feature two full bathrooms in the primary suite.
Two-bedroom, two-and-a-half baths units start at $1.895 million and span up to $6.995 million. Ready to take a tour? Schedule a private appointment by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 202-751-2900. Wardman Tower is ready to help you experience elevated living.