Kurdistan Regional Government’s New Address on 16th St NW.

Posted by on January 9, 2013

EHD delivers new home for Kurdistan Regional Government

The KRG headquarters on 16h Street, NW, built in 1910, is situated in the historic center of Washington, D.C., just blocks north of the White House. Our determination to build deep, positive and lasting mutual ties between the peoples of Iraqi Kurdistan and the United States is testimony to the profound respect the KRG has for its friends in the United States.

The KRG has restored the multi-leveled early twentieth century townhouse to
modern standards, retaining the original masonry and reconstructed mosaic
work. The interior houses a lounge and stateroom on the main floor with
offices and accommodations above, and library and kitchen facilities on the
lower level. Three fireplaces on the main floor boast mantles of carved
marble, brick and wood.

The lounge and stateroom feature design elements original to the building set
off by Venetian plaster walls, Italian leather and damask furniture and custom
sideboards. A hand crafted plum mahogany table, floor to ceiling bay windows
and Schonbek crystal chandelier are features of the stateroom.

Elaborately crowned columns and elegant plaster relief design by the grand
stairway evoke the structure’s old world sophistication and detail.

Artwork will be a variety of original oil on canvas paintings from some of the
region’s most important and accomplished fine artists.

Qubad J. Talabani

Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the United States of America