In recent months, passersby in the Kalorama neighborhood of Northwest Washington have watched a sleek contemporary building rising near the 50-year-old Washington Hilton.

The Hepburn, a new luxury apartment building at 1901 Connecticut Ave. NW, should be completed in the summer. Lowe Enterprises, which purchased the Washington Hilton Hotel in 2007 and began renovating the property, has teamed with National Real Estate Advisors, Beyer Blinder Belle and Cecconi Simone, a Toronto-based interior designer, to develop the new curved-glass building.

The Hepburn will have 25,000 square feet of amenity space, including a contemporary-style marble-and-glass lobby, a fitness center with personal trainers, a wine bar with temperature-conditioned wine lockers, a library, a private dining room, a private park and a glass-enclosed rooftop with city views.

The 12-story building has 195 apartments, including studio and one- , two- and three-bedroom units, each with a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass and an open floor plan. The kitchens have upgraded appliances, such as microwave drawers, Caesarstone counters and center islands. Other features include porcelain tile and soaking tubs in the bathrooms, wide plank flooring and mechanical shades.

Bozzuto Management is a strategic partner and property management company for the Hepburn. An on-site lifestyle director and concierge staff will provide hotel-quality services for the residents.

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