The Hepburn, at 1901 Connecticut Ave., is set to open in the summer of 2016, and offers 195 units in a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts, all wrapped in curtain wall glass. The curved building design comes from Beyer Blinder Belle and its contemporary hotel-inspired finishes and amenities are the work of Cecconi Simone, a Toronto-based interior design firm. The Hepburn is also located between the historic Washington Hilton Hotel, which Lowe purchased and renovated for $150 million starting in 2007.
With 25,000 square feet of amenity space, the building offers a dramatic marble and glass lobby, a new fitness concept, a wine bar with temperature-conditioned wine lockers, a library, a private dining room, an elevated private park and a rooftop with city views. In-unit features include floor-to-ceiling glass and open floor plans, kitchens with Bosch and Bloomberg appliances and freestanding islands, spa-style bathrooms with porcelain tile and oversized soaking tubs, wide-plank flooring and Elfa closet systems.
“From our building location, architectural design, unprecedented views and concierge services, The Hepburn combines bespoke service with the fixtures and finishes of high-end residences that comprise this truly special part of Northwest Washington,” said Mark Rivers, senior vice president & managing director of Lowe Enterprises’ Washington, D.C., office.
As the largest manager of independent hotels in the United States through its hotel management company, Destination Hotels, Lowe will offer a bespoke suite of concierge services to complement the luxury lifestyle such as an onsite lifestyle director and large concierge staff. Bozzuto Management has been selected as a strategic partner and property manager for The Hepburn.
“The Hepburn is another example of the high-quality, transformative urban projects which National develops and in which we invest,” said Jeffery Kanne, president & CEO of National Real Estate Advisors. “We are pleased to deliver a truly exceptional product through our partnership with Lowe Enterprises.”
Renderings courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle