Il Palazzo: New Adams Morgan Condos
The former Italian Embassy will be converting into brand new upscale condos in Adams Morgan. The historic aspect of the landmark embassy structure will be kept intact and its design plans have passed approval by the historic preservation review board. The number of condo units will range between 110 and 135. There will be at least 1 penthouse.
Located at 16th Street and Fuller Street, NW in the vibrant Adams Morgan neighborhood, developers Potomac Construction Group is getting ready to begin converting the former Italian Embassy into “The Flats at Il Palazzo,” an elegant condominium building that will keep its grand exterior design and its landmark status. The Washington-based developers, in conjunction with an architecture firm, will build an 8-story addition behind the original embassy building in a modern style that will blend the character and charm of the Neo-Renaissance embassy building with the sophisticated style and modern finishes that will fit in with the prime location.
The developers will also add underground parking for 60-90 cars. Last month, workers started preparing for breaking ground. The former embassy was built in 1925 by architects Whitney Warren and Charles Wetmore, who also designed Grand Central Terminal in New York City. At that time, the 16th Street corridor housed the Mexican Embassy and the Spanish ambassador’s residence. But the Italian Embassy moved to a new building off of Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in the 1920’s where most of the embassies are presently located. The Adams Morgan neighborhood where Il Palazzo will call home is a very trendy location for young professionals with upscale shops, restaurants, coffee houses and entertainment venues.