The historic Wardman Tower in Washington D.C. is getting an interior update courtesy of Deborah Berke. The New Yorkâ€“based architect has been tapped by JBG Companies to update all of the buildingâ€™s interior spaces and its 32 private residences. According to JBG Companies, the renovation â€œwill pay tribute to the opulence of mid-century Paris while adding an open and contemporary feel to the spaces.â€ If it wasn’t obvious, that’s code for: Expensive. As in, these condos will be very expensiveâ€”priced between $2 million and $8 million. According to the Washington Post, that could make the Wardman condos â€œthe most expensive units ever to hit Washington.”
Those planning Lexingtonâ€™s 21c Museum Hotel say the $40.5 million project will take longer than expected, but should come sometime in 2015.
The growing Louisville-based hotel company bought the historic First National Bank building and an adjacent structure in Lexington’s downtown last year, winning city approval for design plans shortly after. Once planned for office tenants, the boutique hotel in Lexingtonâ€™s downtown apparently sustained more water damage than previously thought. New Yorkâ€“based Deborah Berke Partners has been tapped to design the boutique hotel. The firm also designed 21c Museum Hotels currently operating in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Bentonville, AR.