The Woodward | SJG Properties

Washington, DC

During the early 20th Century, the Woodward Building served as an office building for many Washington DC notables. After years of planning, this 97 year-old, eleven floor beaux-arts building has been restored and adapted into a luxury apartment with ground floor retail that includes a wine and cheese store, a bakery, Italian restaurant and gelateria. Working with SJG Properties, HDG's interior design team fused the stately craftsmanship of a bygone era with the comforts of contemporary design to create an environment of elegance. During the planning and construction phases, HDG worked closely with the Historic Preservation Society to retain the integrity of this historic landmark, securing the historic tax-credit status, while implementing innovative design elements that successfully meld the old and new.

The lobby was transformed from a dreary retail passage into a boutique modern salon with intimate seating areas and a concierge. Once a "government issue" office space, the renovated fitness center is now state of the art. A hip cyber lounge was carved out of an unlit and unusable corner of the building. And an upbeat, brightly lit, modern clubroom came to life when the building machine room was demolished and the space's potential was exposed.

This meticulously restored Beaux-Arts Revival building now boasts luxury features and amenities that meet modern needs and demands. The design of the interiors has won numerous awards, both domestic and international.

CONTRACT Magazine 31st Annual Interior Award for Historic Restoration - 2010
GALA Merit for Building Interior Design for a Rental Building - 2009
PILLARS Winner for Best Adaptive Reuse - Commercial to Rental Apartments - 2009