The Foxhall: Modernism in Wesley Heights
Kudos to Kathy Orton at the Washington Post for highlighting another modernist building for her latest “House of the Week” column. Featured in Best Addresses: A Century of Washington’s Distinguished Apartment Houses, the 1970 brutalist Foxhall by Milton Fisher is tucked back off Massachusetts Avenue. The design was inspired by another famous building in Washington.
“With its curvilinear design and alternating bands of windows and concrete balconies, the Foxhall, a luxury condominium building in the Wesley Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington, is reminiscent of another prominent example of modern architecture in the District — the Watergate complex,” Orton writes. “Architect Milton Fischer, who designed the Foxhall, clearly was influenced by Italian architect Luigi Moretti. Having assisted Moretti on the Watergate design, Fischer incorporated many of the same elements into the Foxhall. Fischer also designed the headquarters for B’nai B’rith International, the headquarters for the American Association of University Women and the Federal Bar building.”
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