Admiring Buildings – The Dresden

I love the curve of the Dresden located at 2126 Connecticut Ave., NW.

From their Website:

Built in 1909 by Harry Wardman, the Georgian Revival-style Dresden deserves its coveted place among Washington’s “Best Addresses”. Converted in 1974 from rental apartments to condos, the building currently features 62 apartments of varied size with exquisite architectural details and a community of distinguished residents. Located in Northwest Washington, DC close to the Woodley Park Metro stop with its beautifully curved facade facing Connecticut Avenue and Kalorama Road, the Dresden offers a unique landmark in the area. The interior common areas boast original marble wainscoting, tile floors with Greek-key borders and wide public halls. Apartment interiors feature elaborate parquet floors and intricate plaster moldings. The rooftop garden, lovingly cared for by a resident grounds committee, offers a beautiful oasis from the bluster of city life.

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  • Love the building.. but I am curious what makes the “community of distinguished residents” so distinguished.. Money? ha

  • “…oasis from the BLUSTER…” maybe they meant “bustle.”

    • If there are a lot of distinguished residents who work on Capitol Hill, then they definitely need an oasis from the bluster!

  • It’s the dead of winter. Of course they mean “bluster”.

  • I was in a unit of the Dresden once and the floor in the unit was the exact floor I have in my Wardman house in north Columbia Heights, the same floor that a lot of the houses around here have. Very cool-

  • Reminds me of the Colosseum on 116th and Claremont in New York. One of my favorite buildings.

  • The Dresden is one of the most beautiful apt. buildings in the city. It’s sad that most of the new construction in the city won’t stand the test of time (aesthetically or physically) the way so many of the early 20th century buildings have.

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