An honour to European history
Designed by SRA Interior Design
Completed in 2018
Once home to the Italian Embassy from 1927 through 1977, this neo-renaissance building was restored to its former glory in 2018. Its rebirth comes in the form of exquisite luxury apartments, featuring 134 residences located on renowned 16th Street in Washington DC.
Inspired by adaptations of 18th century mansions in Paris, Modera Sedici’s design honors the building’s distinguished European history while incorporating contemporary Italian design elements, aimed at creating a cosmopolitan appeal. All amenity spaces and the model apartment reflect the former Embassy’s Italian nature by SR/A's thoughtful design and additional personal touches.
A balanced aesthetic between classicism and modernism was created between the wall treatments, furniture and artwork selections. For the final personal touches, SR/A choose to pull from European subjects and humor, enhancing this witty yet sophisticated vibe, with selected pieces provided by Mineheart.
The end result? A European cosmopolitan aesthetic that reinvented D.C. apartment living and elevated the standard of design. At SR/A Interior Design, we are proud to have played a role in the momentous feat in which history was preserved and glory was restored.
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