Modera Sedici


The Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., is one of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the entire D.C. Metro region. The existing building on the site served as the home of the Italian Embassy from 1925-1977, and continued to operate as the Italian chancery until 2002. The building was designed in a neo-renaissance style by architects Whitney Warren and Charles D. Wetmore. Warren and Wetmore also designed the Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Mill Creek will preserve the history of this venerable building, while also developing a new nine-story high-rise on the property as well. In total, the community will consist of 134 luxury apartment homes with two levels of below-grade parking, consisting of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. These homes will offer a level of prominence and prestige that presents significant value for both residents and investors.  In addition, more than 2,000 square feet of historical Embassy space will be preserved and transformed into amenity areas that promote a European cosmopolitan aesthetic. The 2020 NAHB Community of the Year, includes a resident clubhouse located in the Embassy’s Grand Ballroom, in addition to a business center, rooftop terrace, club-quality fitness center, and landscaped outdoor terraces.

The outdoor public/private terraces, in addition to the Embassy’s historic Courtyard, will offer a very distinctive, open, and green environment, which is uncommon in a downtown D.C. apartment community. The preservation of the Embassy’s historic spaces, combined with the addition of modern homes and luxurious amenities, will create a truly unique living atmosphere for the District.

  • Pet friendly community
  • Club-quality fitness facility outfitted with elite equipment imported from Italy
  • Stunning rooftop lounge with green space
  • A grand ballroom with preserved crown moulding and parquet floors
  • Curated resident lounge complete with fireplaces and stunning millwork
  • Historic courtyard with public and private seating areas
  • Fountains in the courtyard with complimentary Wi-Fi around them
  • Outdoor grills in the courtyard and on the rooftop
  • Underground access-controlled garage parking
  • 24/7 Amazon and oversized package and locker systems
  • Partnering with Alveole to bring urban beekeeping to our community
  • Walk Score of 99 and 99 Bike Score
  • Business center with library
  • Enjoy a 9-minute walk to Columbia Heights Metro Station
  • Studio, 1- , 2- , and 3- bedroom homes
  • Upscale GE or Bosch appliance packages including in-home full size washer/dryers
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Warm toned, wood-style flooring throughout
  • Two-story, den, and loft layouts*
  • Spa-inspired bathrooms with illuminated mirrors, mosaic tile flooring, showers, and tubs
  • floating vanities*
  • Quartz kitchen countertops with decorative backsplash
  • private patios*
  • Nest thermostat
  • Italian kitchen cabinets featuring soft close technology

*available in select homes

Features at Modera Sedici

Studio / 1 BR / 2 BR / 3 BR

Neo-renaissance style with a new modern vibe.


Club-quality fitness facility outfitted with elite equipment imported from Italy.

Near Retail

Best of D.C. nightlife, boutiques and dining just moments away.

Walk / Transit Score

Access everything you need my foot or bike with a Walk and Bike Score of 99!

Free Wifi in Common Areas

Relax and connect in all of our social spaces.


At the nexus of three of the city's most desirable neighborhoods.