Above It All

Where to build in Georgetown but up? McInturff Architects did it on Wisconsin Avenue, restoring two 1800s structures and adding six multistory residences clad in zinc with Douglas-fir windows.

Each unit, above commercial space, has at least one private outdoor area screened by plantings to give the illusion of a rooftop oasis. In two upper-story units, skylights between the terrace and the historic brick walls allow light down to ground level.

“Thoughtfully done,” the jury said, “reinvigorating a historic area and adding density to a desirable neighborhood.”

The contractor was Kadcon of Georgetown.

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