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Manhattan Construction Company begins construction on Patterson Mansion in Washington, DC.

Patterson Mansion

Washington, D.C.   Manhattan Construction Co. has begun renovation work and  new construction on the 67,000-square-foot Patterson Mansion project located in Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle. Manhattan Construction is providing pre-construction and construction management services for the building owners and joint developers, DC-based SB-Urban, LLC and Rooney Properties, LLC. Demolition work, which was recently completed, began in August 2015. Hartman-Cox Architects is the architect.

“The Patterson Mansion is an exquisite historical structure with an ornate artisan-carved limestone exterior. It served as the home of President Calvin Coolidge and hosted famous guests like Charles Lindbergh,” said George Kreis, senior vice president of Manhattan Construction Co. “It is thrilling to renovate the walls that hold so much history and, as a builder, it is an honor to restore the intricate craftsmanship of the original constructors, who completed the home in 1903.” 

The Patterson Mansion, a historic Neoclassical-style mansion, will be converted into 93 fully-furnished, luxury studios.  The 25,000-square-foot existing five-story mansion structure and the new 42,000-square-foot, eight-story addition will include a workout facility, library, dining room with large shared kitchen, bar and party area, and an outdoor terrace for resident interaction.

The 112-year-old Patterson Mansion was previously owned by The Washington Club, one of the District’s oldest women’s social clubs since 1951. The house was originally designed for entertaining. President Calvin Coolidge and his wife lived there in 1927 while the White House was being renovated, and Charles Lindbergh was a visitor in June of that year. The house remained in the Patterson family until 1948, when long-time resident Eleanor (Cissy) Patterson died and left the property to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross sold the house to the Washington Club three years later. The Patterson House was listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites in 1964 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Image credit:  Hartman-Cox Architects.

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: