Existing infrastructure, that could not be relocated, coupled with only 8’0” slab to ceiling height delivered an exceptional challenge for this corporate condominium renovation in the heart of Washington DC.
To maximize ceiling heights, recessed lighting was limited to key areas in kitchen, entry, and bathrooms. Utilities were confined to these lower ceiling areas, while sprinkler lines and heads were incorporated into a perimeter soffit that also provided a pocket for roller shades. The intent was to capitalize on natural light from floor to ceiling windows on two sides by opening up the plan. A custom murphy bed and double pocket doors allow living space to expand into the second bedroom for corporate events.