Open Plan

by Editorial
Oak table and upholstered chairs define a dining area in one corner of the loft.

Oak table and upholstered chairs define a dining area in one corner of the loft.

In this perfect Washington party space, he has hosted book signings, political fundraisers and Independence Day celebrations within sight of the fireworks over the Mall. “It’s a place where I can hold events for causes that I really care about,” the Boston-born Democrat says, noting a July fundraiser staged for Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley who is campaigning for Maryland’s governorship.

Epstein bought his corner-unit in the PN Hoffman-built condominium two years ago –almost by accident. “I was looking at a place across the hall during an open house and walked in this one by happenstance,” he says. “I immediately fell in love with the space.” Before then, his home was a rental in American University Park. “That house and the neighborhood weren’t my style. I wanted space that was more open.”

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