Watergate Apartment

Washington, DC United States


Project Description

2011 RADA

Renovation / Merit

The Watergate is one of Washington’s most prestigious addresses, but its circular geometry poses interior challenges. Gutting this vintage 1960s apartment cleared the way for the organizing stroke: a V-shaped, dark plaster wall that orients the living areas toward the Potomac River. “The new framework draws attention away from the ceiling heights, some as low as 7 feet, 6 inches,” says Robert M. Gurney, FAIA. Crisp, minimalist materials—white terrazzo flooring, ash millwork, and glass walls—unify and define the spaces. “They got a lot of mileage out of the simple move of breaking the wall free,” one judge said, “and the materials are very well done.”


Project Details

Watergate Apartment
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Project Team:
    Robert M. Gurney, Principal In Charge; Sarah Mailhot, Project Architect.
  • General Contractor: Richard Hazboun 
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney 
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale 
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie 
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Project Size:
    1,250 sq ft

Specified Products

Bathroom Fittings: Dornbracht, www.dornbracht.com; Bathroom Fixtures: Kohler, www.kohler.com; Cooktop: Miele, www.mieleusa.com; Countertops: Silestone, www.silestoneusa.com; Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel, www.fisherpaykel.com; Garbage Disposer: Franke, www.franke.com; Hardware: Gruppo Romi, www.grupporomi.com; Kitchen Fittings: Vola, www.vola.com; Kitchen Fixtures: Julien, www.julien.ca; Lighting Fixtures: Anta, www.anta.de, Delta Light, www.deltalight.com, Halo, www.haloltg.com, Task Lighting, www.tasklighting.com; Oven: American Range, www.americanrange.com; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero, www.subzero.com



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