Rentals

DC’s historic Italian Embassy slated to become luxury apartment building

Historic building is being brought back to life in one of city's most popular neighborhoods

Soon residents of Washington, D.C., will have the chance to live in a historic building that was the former Italian Embassy. Mill Creek Residential, a multifamily developer that works throughout the nation, today announced that it acquired the neo-Renaissance building -- completed in 1925. Mill Creek Residential will convert the former embassy into luxury apartments. The building, located at 2700 16th St. NW near the Adams Morgan and U Street Corridor neighborhoods, was designed by Whitney Warren and Charles D. Wetmore. Construction is slated to begin on the building in 2016 and includes an additional nine-story building with two levels of parking and more apartments. The high-end development will boast a "European cosmopolitan" aesthetic, although it's unclear if that will include any imported detailing or furnishings. According to Joe Muffler, development associate for Mill Creek Residential, the decor will have "a distinct feature not found anywhere in the District,...