Where We Live Luxury apartments to emerge from former Italian Embassy in D.C.

As featured in The Washington Post

Mill Creek Residential recently began construction and redevelopment of the former Italian Embassy at 2700 16th St. NW in Washington, which will be converted into 134 apartment units.

The original embassy — completed in 1925 and designed by the architects behind Grand Central Station in New York City — will be preserved and renovated into townhouse-style rentals. The former embassy was slated to be developed into condos in 2010 by a different developer who ran into financing issues. The Italian Embassy moved to a new location on Whitehaven Street in 2002.

In addition to preserving the original building, Mill Creek Residential will build a nine-story high-rise with two levels of below-grade parking. Community amenities will include a clubhouse, a rooftop terrace, a fitness center, a business center and landscaped terraces. The location is close to Adams Morgan and the U Street corridor and within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants.

The studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are anticipated to feature high-tech and upscale finishes. The apartments are scheduled to be completed in summer 2018. Rents have yet to be determined.