The Woodley Wardman: New Condos Amidst Old Money

by Tim Brown

A new condominium development recently broke ground in a section of DC where developable land is almost non-existent. The Murillo/Mulnati Group has begun construction on the Woodley Wardman, a 39-unit, two-building condo project in Woodley Park, a well-established “hood” where new condo projects are about as rare as a lion escaping from the zoo.

The Woodley Wardman: New Condos Amidst Old Money: Figure 1
Rendering of Woodley Wardman

Located at 2816-2822 Connecticut Avenue NW (map), the Woodley Wardman will be one of the first modern offerings in a neighborhood where housing inventory consists largely of early-20th century row homes and towering (by DC standards) apartment buildings along Connecticut Avenue. Once complete, the development will consist of four restored historic Wardman row houses that front Connecticut Avenue, and a new seven-story tower that will sit behind them.

On track to deliver this summer, the development will offer 33 different floor plans for studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms and three-bedrooms. The units will range in size from 435 square feet (for the smallest studio) to 2,225 square feet (for a penthouse unit). Features will include under-cabinet task lighting, Elfa closet shelving systems, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the penthouse units are even “hot tub ready.” All units will be pre-wired for cable, satellite, high speed internet, and flat panel TVs, and will include built-in iPod and iPhone docking stations, security systems, and individually controlled HVAC systems.

The Woodley Wardman: New Condos Amidst Old Money: Figure 2
Kitchens that will be available at Woodley Wardman

The buildings will include private rooftop terraces and balconies, and a public courtyard. Deeded garage and surface parking will also be available. Michele Topel, VP of sales for Urban Pace, told UrbanTurf that about half of the 39 units have already sold. Prices start in the mid-$400,000’s for one-bedrooms and $500,000’s for two bedrooms.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_woodley_wardman_new_condos_amidst_old_money/1651


  1. Emil said at 7:04 pm on Wednesday January 6, 2010:
    Urban Pace isn't too good at returning calls or emails. I had tried to get information back in April and didn't hear back till December.
  1. Paul said at 8:11 pm on Wednesday January 6, 2010:
    I think Tutt, Taylor used to handle the marketing for this development, so the delay in Urban Pace not getting back to you may have been due to the transition. Either way, the places sound nice.
  1. Simon Landau said at 10:15 pm on Wednesday January 6, 2010:
    Great stuff Tim! I passed by Woodley Wardman the other day and saw they were making significant progress, glad to see all the details. Woodley Wardman certainly will be a huge addition to Woodley Park. Read all about Woodley Park as a community, here: http://www.dccondoloft.com/invest-in-a-woodley-park-condo-suburbia-in-the-city/
  1. Franklin said at 11:28 pm on Wednesday January 6, 2010:
    I love this neighborhood! I have always wanted to live in a historic townhome condo. Went to the open house and seems to be uber cool.
  1. Theresa said at 4:47 pm on Saturday January 9, 2010:
    Awesome project! FYI, I bought a condo through Urban Pace a few years ago and I thought they were great.

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