Architect: Jane E. Treacy and Philip R. Eagleburger, Treacy & Eagleburger Architects, Washington, D.C.
Contractor: David Steinbraker, G. Morris Steinbraker & Sons, Washington
Update the apartment’s look
Create a more open feel in the cozy space
Highlight the home’s curvilinear shape
Whatever your political leanings, the word Watergate has a variety of connotations, most of them negative and all of them rooted firmly in the 1970s. The same was true for the one-bedroom apartment at the end of a curved hallway that received an update from Treacy & Eagleburger Architects, in Washington, D.C.
The most drastic change was eliminating a wall that separated the living room from the kitchen. In its place is what the architects call a “prairie dog unit” kitchen island. That means that only the heads of the people working in the kitchen can be seen from the living room. This resulted in a much larger entryway from the foyer, giving the apartment more openness.
“[The team did] a fabulous job of opening up [the space] and dealing with the tedious walls of the Watergate.”
Bathroom cabinets: Lacava
Hardware: Doug Mockett
Kitchen cabinets: Stroba Cabinets