Dupont Circle‘s historic Patterson Mansion was a hub of DC social life in the 1920s, with the millionaire media moguls who built it hosting extravagant parties to bring together Washington’s most powerful figures. Now, nearly a century later, Saul Urban aims to bring the building back to life as micro-unit apartments.
The developer, in partnership with Rooney Properties, has renovated the mansion into 22 small apartment units, with another 70 in a newly built, connected glass building, and has turned the mansion’s common areas into amenity spaces. The renovation is nearing completion and the building will welcome its first residents in July.
With micro-units ranging from roughly 370 SF to 575 SF, the developer does not expect the building, branded as Ampeer Dupont Circle, to be its tenants’ primary residence. It has flexible three- to-