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The Hepburn Unveils a New Height in Luxury

December 20, 2015

Lowe Enterprises, in partnership with National Real Estate Advisors, announces The Hepburn, new luxury apartments nestled in Kalorama at the top of the city.  Built twelve stories high, The Hepburn sits along the hill on the east side of Connecticut Avenue—and with a rooftop that offers one of the most astounding views of Washington, DC.  Located at 1901 Connecticut Avenue, The Hepburn will deliver a premier apartment building and an exclusive address in one of the most storied corners of the nation’s capital.

Built on the last large-scale parcel of land available in both Kalorama and Dupont Circle, The Hepburn will set the new standard for those who crave the highest quality residence coupled with an uncompromising level of service. With 195 apartment homes, offered in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts and wrapped in twelve-stories of curtain wall glass, The Hepburn will open in the summer of 2016.

Lowe Enterprises and National Real Estate Advisors teamed with Beyer Blinder Belle to deliver a striking curved glass building nestled between the historic Washington Hilton Hotel, which Lowe purchased and renovated starting in 2007.  Complementing this elegant architectural design, Lowe also partnered with Cecconi Simone, a Toronto-based interior design firm, to deliver contemporary hotel-inspired finishes and amenities. Boasting 25,000 square feet of amenity space, the building features a dramatic marble and glass lobby, new fitness concept, wine bar with temperature conditioned wine lockers, library, private dining room, elevated private park and a rooftop worthy of a staycation.

The beautifully appointed apartment residences feature grand floor-to-ceiling glass and an open floor plan concept designed for entertaining.  Kitchens are equipped with Bosch and Bloomberg appliances, including gas ranges, drawer microwaves, and Cesarstone countertops with uniquely designed freestanding islands. Spa-style bathrooms will feature porcelain tile, oversized soaking tubs, generous custom storage and lighted mirrors. Residences also feature wide plank flooring, Elfa closet-systems and mecho-shades.

Drawing on its experience as the largest manager of independent hotels in the United States through its hotel management company, Destination Hotels, Lowe Enterprises will deliver a bespoke suite of concierge services that complement The Hepburn’s high level of finishes and amenities.  An on-site lifestyle director and robust concierge staff will curate the resident experience.  Bozzuto Management, the premier manager of luxury apartment communities has been selected as a strategic partner and property management company for The Hepburn.  Bozzuto brings a deep understanding of the Washington, DC market and the lifestyle The Hepburn is offering residents.

“The Hepburn is another example of the high quality, transformative urban projects which National develops and in which we invest.” said Jeffery Kanne, President and CEO of National Real Estate Advisors.  “We are pleased to deliver a truly exceptional product through our partnership with Lowe Enterprises.”

“We are excited to bring The Hepburn, with its level of distinction to Washington, DC and it would not have been possible without our great partners,” said Mark Rivers, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Lowe Enterprises’ Washington, DC office. “From our building location, architectural design, unprecedented views and concierge services, The Hepburn combines bespoke service with the fixtures and finishes of high-end residences that comprise this truly special part of Northwest Washington.”

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Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises is a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm. Over the past 43 years, it has developed, acquired or managed $24 billion of real estate assets nationwide.

Lowe is currently responsible for more than $5.5 billion of commercial, hospitality and residential assets. Lowe Enterprises established its Washington, DC area office in 1980 and has been an active developer throughout the region.  Lowe recently completed The George, an award-winning 12-story contemporary apartment tower in downtown Wheaton, Maryland and the 853,000 square-foot Fort Totten Square mixed-use projects.  In the last few years, Lowe completed the $150 million restoration of the famed Washington Hilton Hotel adjacent to The Hepburn, as well as the $250 million City Vista mixed-use project in Mount Vernon Triangle.  Lowe Enterprises maintains additional regional office in Southern California, Northern California, Denver, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, DC.