Vallen Design Studio

Historically correct in Mount Vernon Square


Challenge: design a new condominium building on a narrow street with all row houses in a historic district. The design transforms a small 2-story single-family home into a 4-unit building that blends seamlessly into the streetscape along 8th Street. While maintaining the early-20th Century character in front, the building takes a turn for the modern - and sun-drenched - at the rear.