Location: Washington, D.C.
After we relocated from New York City to D.C., we fell in love with the Watergate. The history, the architecture and the outdoor space is truly something that tugs at your heart. When we decided to purchase this unit, our intention was to only refinish the floors, update the bathrooms, paint and maybe a few other things here and there. But after removing a bathtub and drywall and finding asbestos and water leaks from the plumbing leading to the neighbor’s apartment, it was clear that this was going to become a more comprehensive project. So we decided to make it exactly the way we wanted it. Thankfully the building management was amazing, and quickly addressed the asbestos. Our contractor was both patient and a perfectionist.