Amazing Space

A transformation of the historic 1920’s automobile showrooms known as Automobile Row into the first authentic lofts in DC. These buildings, with their intricate limestone facades, offered unique features such as 19 foot ceilings, huge showroom windows and elegant fluted columns, ideal for showing off the first automobiles in their heyday and well-suited for creating lofts in the new millennium. The five-story structure blended together a complete renovation and expansion of two historic buildings with a new-construction building on an adjacent lot, offering a unique blend of classic architecture with modern design and convenience. Among the 85 residential units, there were over 37 unique floor plans! Incorporating original features and historically preserved elements such as columns, exposed masonry, and even freight elevators as well as adding new elements of light and space made each unit almost one of a kind. Units ranged in price from $250,000 to $980,000. The project sold out and Lofts 14 was the winner of the 2003 Best Adaptive Re-Use Project Award in the Metro DC Area.

All building photos courtesy RTKL Associates