Commercial Garage Converted

Finding a 3,400 square foot detached house in downtown DC is no easy feat. Sometimes it takes vision! This abandoned commercial truck repair garage was converted into one family's DC dream home. Centrally located with metro access within a few shorts blocks, this 1930s structure was the ideal setting for a contemporary home. Many of the design features within the living space are specifically adapted for deaf communication. Learn more about this project and others at www.markivbuilders.com/com...

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Modern home with Outdoor. The exterior of a commercial repair garage built in the 1930s in Southeast DC. Photo  of Commercial Garage Converted

The exterior of a commercial repair garage built in the 1930s in Southeast DC.

The renovated exterior of the same 1930s garage. Photo 2 of Commercial Garage Converted modern home

The renovated exterior of the same 1930s garage.

Concrete support beams and rod iron were incorporated into the interior design for a post-modern industrial feel. Photo 3 of Commercial Garage Converted modern home

Concrete support beams and rod iron were incorporated into the interior design for a post-modern industrial feel.

Modern home with Kitchen, Subway Tile Backsplashe, White Cabinet, Medium Hardwood Floor, Granite Counter, Ceiling Lighting, Microwave, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Recessed Lighting, and Undermount Sink. The open kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The curved island was designed to maximize lines of sight for anyone seated around the island. Photo 4 of Commercial Garage Converted

The open kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The curved island was designed to maximize lines of sight for anyone seated around the island.

Modern home with Hallway and Medium Hardwood Floor. Window placement along the ceiling line provide both natural light and privacy for this downtown residence. Photo 5 of Commercial Garage Converted

Window placement along the ceiling line provide both natural light and privacy for this downtown residence.

Modern home with Laundry Room, Side-by-Side, Engineered Quartz Counter, and White Cabinet. A pocket door was installed to make efficient use of space for the small laundry room. Photo 6 of Commercial Garage Converted

A pocket door was installed to make efficient use of space for the small laundry room.

Modern home with Office, Study, Bookcase, Desk, Craft Room, Shelves, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Storage. Built-in storage makes this spot very versatile as a home office or homework station.  The opening provides a line of sight between the workspace and family room. Photo 7 of Commercial Garage Converted

Built-in storage makes this spot very versatile as a home office or homework station. The opening provides a line of sight between the workspace and family room.

The lovely master bathroom features a combined soaking tub and expansive shower behind frameless glass. Photo 8 of Commercial Garage Converted modern home

The lovely master bathroom features a combined soaking tub and expansive shower behind frameless glass.

Modern home with Living Room and Medium Hardwood Floor. Wooden boards preserved from the original structure were installed as a decorative feature. Photo 9 of Commercial Garage Converted

Wooden boards preserved from the original structure were installed as a decorative feature.

Modern home with Bath Room, Porcelain Tile Floor, Alcove Tub, Open Shower, Subway Tile Wall, Ceiling Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. A second full bath combines white subway and penny tile for a retro look. Photo 10 of Commercial Garage Converted

A second full bath combines white subway and penny tile for a retro look.

Modern home with Storage Room, Shelves Storage Type, and Closet Storage Type. Custom designed storage lockers help keep backpacks and outdoor shoes and clothing organized. Photo 11 of Commercial Garage Converted

Custom designed storage lockers help keep backpacks and outdoor shoes and clothing organized.

A rooftop terrace takes the place of a green lawn. Photo 12 of Commercial Garage Converted modern home

A rooftop terrace takes the place of a green lawn.

Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Concrete support beams were trained as part of the design scheme. Sliding barn doors were custom built to separate the study from the family room. Photo 13 of Commercial Garage Converted

Concrete support beams were trained as part of the design scheme. Sliding barn doors were custom built to separate the study from the family room.

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