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Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:39am. 2,224 Views, 0 Comments.
In a city short of vacant land, the adaptive re-use of obsolete buildings has become the norm for developers. One of the best transformations in recent years is the Parker Flats at Gage School project located on the border of LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale neighborhoods. This 92-unit project is anchored by the meticulously restored circa 1904 Gage School which houses 33 loft-style condos. The project also includes two new buildings designed to complement the historic neighborhood and a 70-space underground parking garage.
Parker Flats developer finishes in many of the Gage School units include exposed brick, 14-foot ceilings, 12-ft historically accurate windows, stainless appliances, granite counters and maple cabinets. Common amenities include
Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 11:06am. 2,182 Views, 0 Comments.
Kathleen Parker's column, Leaving Olive Street but Keeping the Memories, in yesterday's Washington Post highlighted the human side of this beautiful East Village street. It was fun to learn that Mary Jo Kopechne and Julia Child had lived on Olive Street and that the street appeared on the screen in both "Burn After Reading" and "Wedding Crashers."
Stretching just three blocks from 27th Street to 30th Street, this bucolic piece of Georgetown has much to offer. At the 27th Street end of Olive, the extensive Rock Creek Park Trails provide endless opportunities for fitness and fun. The shopping and dining of both Georgetown and Dupont Circle are within walking distance and are frequented by East Village residents.
The architecture along Olive Street…
Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 1:32pm. 2,059 Views, 5 Comments.
The District is home to several wonderful condo developments whose buildings had a prior life as a DC public school. With very limited vacant land, height restrictions and an ever-growing demand for upscale lofty condos, these school conversions are a concept that works well in the District for both the city as well as the developer. In other parts of the country, many old and underutilized school buildings end up on the losing end of an encounter with the wrecking ball.
Common attributes of DC schoolhouse conversion projects include high ceilings, over-sized windows, exposed brick and outdoor courtyard areas. Many school conversion projects have taken advantage of the ceiling height to create a loft environment.
Schoolhouse conversion projects
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