Project Detail


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,; Bathroom Fixtures: Kohler,; Cooktop: Miele,; Countertops: Silestone,; Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel,; Garbage Disposer: Franke,; Hardware: Gruppo Romi,; Kitchen Fittings: Vola,; Kitchen Fixtures: Julien,; Lighting Fixtures: Anta,, Delta Light,, Halo,, Task Lighting,; Oven: American Range,; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero,



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