Morrison-Clark Inn

Washington, DC

In 1864, two leading Washington, DC families built their homes just off fashionable Massachusetts Avenue, near Mount Vernon Square. 150 years later, these homes would form the heart of the historic Morrison-Clark Inn. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Morrison-Clark Hotel and RB Properties retained Architecture, Incorporated to expand the facility to include three adjoining buildings: a church, a 1700s row house, and a carriage house. This restored 19th-century mansion retains much of the elegant charm of the original houses, including lofty medallion-clad ceilings, Italian Carrera decorative-marble fireplaces, and an exquisite red-tiled Shanghai roof. This was a very complex restoration project that involved preservation of the historical elements including the original facade.