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D.C.'s Fanciest Micro-Housing Project Is Meant for Millennials

The Patterson House, a historic mansion in the District of Columbia, is being converted into very small units for young one-percenters.
Patterson House, 1927.
Patterson House, 1927.Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

The Patterson House may be one of the finest private structures in Washington, D.C. The mansion was designed in 1901 by Stanford White, a partner with McKim, Mead and White who also designed the Boston Public Library McKim Building, restored Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and erected the original Penn Station in Manhattan.

The white marble, glazed–terra cotta, Italianate neoclassical Patterson was built for the editor of the Chicago Tribune and served as the home of President Calvin Coolidge (while the White House was being restored in 1927). Stanford White would know from executive commissions: His firm renovated the White House's West Wing and built its East Wing.