Photo © Debi Fox Photography

Church Street Residence

Division1 Architects

Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
print email comment
rate this project:
text size: A A

Site Size: 1,550 square feet

Project Size: 2,790 square feet

Program: The renovation of an early 20th century, three-story row house in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood incorporates daylight and sustainable features into a flexible plan.

Solution: The architects gutted the interior to create an open plan for living, kitchen, and dining containers on the first floor. A large operable sliding door separates a bedroom at the rear of this level from the public spaces. The bedroom has a glazed wall that leads to a balcony. The dining and kitchen areas situated in a double height space are separated from a bedroom by a large sliding door.

Two bedrooms on the second floor are connected by a bridge that traverses the grand double height space, where a third floor office space leads to a roof deck. The basement level contains a second living area, with its own entrance, two bedrooms, bathroom, and a kitchen.

Structure and Materials: The architects clad the wood and steel frame with cement bonded particle board and aluminum panels. Sustainable features include passive cooling and ventilation, an internal gray water recycling system, and a photovoltaic system.

Division1 Architects
1401 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202 789-4001

August 2012
 Reader Comments:

Sign in to Comment

To write a comment about this story, please sign in. If this is your first time commenting on this site, you will be required to fill out a brief registration form. Your public username will be the beginning of the email address that you enter into the form (everything before the @ symbol). Other than that, none of the information that you enter will be publically displayed.

We welcome comments from all points of view. Off-topic or abusive comments, however, will be removed at the editors’ discretion.
----- Advertising -----
View all
Recently Posted Reader Photos
View all photo galleries
----- Advertising -----