Built in 1929, the Twin Gables building is one of five luxury apartment buildings built on Capitol Hill by famed architect Frederick Anhalt. Since converted to condos, this gorgeous unit started its remodel stripped down to the studs. Very hands-on owners were excited to help with many aspects of the project, making this a fun and fruitful collaboration.
This home is absolutely packed with delightful detail work. One of the finest examples is this gorgeous bent-wood surround. We worked closely with the homeowners on design and materials sourcing, achieving a gorgeous piece of carpentry work that embodies the Norman French-inspired architecture.
Much work was put into keeping the original details of the space - pointed arches and a heavy drywall texture reminiscent of medieval plaster work keep the space rooted in its history. But beneath the history is a surprise - modern lighting has been tastefully hidden, allowing the whole home to be lit at the touch of a button. Other modern touches are automatic shades in the kitchen space facing the sidewalk and a flatscreen TV.
High-key, white kitchens are a huge trend and this kitchen does not disappoint. Floor to ceiling subway tile highlights smart cabinetry, quartz countertops and a beautiful porcelain farmer’s sink.
Another popular trend that makes great use of limited space in this kitchen are open, floating shelves. Attached to the wall framing via heavy duty rods, these wide board shelves are an attractive way to add storage and display space.
Lighting was extremely important to our owners - the whole home is filled with beautiful fixtures. This chandelier above the tub in the guest bath highlights Anhalt’s love of luxury.
Taking a home down to the studs allows for major changes to be made, for the better. This new master bath off the bedroom was originally a very large laundry room and some dead storage space. Post-remodel, its become a beautiful bathroom with a large closet leading onto the bedroom.
These small units only have one bedroom but are beautifully appointed with a set of french doors leading onto a small balcony. Sitting at the desk overlooking Anhalt’s courtyard, one can’t help but wonder if you’ve been transported Paris or Montreal.