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Washington. DC


This two-story loft in Dupont Circle was completely transformed into an open space filled with light. The verticality of the existing living/dining area is enhanced with a large opening in the floor above, which was made to feel larger with a frameless transparent glass railing (replacing a previous drywall enclosure). All ancillary rooms (kitchen, bathroom, closets, and staircase) are hidden away to preserve the purity of the primary two-story volume. The kitchen was enlarged for function, and can disappear behind sliding doors. Decorative shelving can also be exposed or hidden away. On the second floor, a line of closets that run the length of the apartment are concealed behind white pivot doors, allowing for a great deal of unexpected storage. The master bathroom is veiled behind large frosted glass panels, which serve as a visual focal point from the living room space below. The central skylight provides natural daylight to every room due to the transparency of the design.





Awards
2017
AIA Virginia Awards for Excellence in Architecture: Merit Award for Interior Design

2015
Remodeling Magazine Merit Award