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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The exterior of a commercial repair garage built in the 1930s in Southeast DC.
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.
The open kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The curved island was designed to maximize lines of sight for anyone seated around the island.
Window placement along the ceiling line provide both natural light and privacy for this downtown residence.
A pocket door was installed to make efficient use of space for the small laundry room.
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.
Wooden boards preserved from the original structure were installed as a decorative feature.
A second full bath combines white subway and penny tile for a retro look.
Custom designed storage lockers help keep backpacks and outdoor shoes and clothing organized.
A rooftop terrace takes the place of a green lawn.
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.