Church Lofts (Church to Residential Conversion)

Church Lofts (Church to Residential Conversion)

Cooper Carry was engaged by Morningstar Community Development, LLC to provide architecture and interior design services for the conversion of a 16,800 gsf church into residential condominiums. The historic structure was built in 1875, designed by noted Washington architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr. Since then, it has housed various religious congregations. The adaptive reuse project will result in the creation of 6 residential condominiums over three stories with shared tower and wine cellar. The boutique units will vary in size from 2,290 sf to 2,760 sf, ranging from two to four bedrooms.

The project’s design will respect and celebrate the historic nature of the site and structure. Each unit will have its own unique feature, including high ceiling living room, restored stain glass windows, industrial-style lighting fixtures, as well as modern interior finishes. The entitlements and approval process will involve collaboration with multiple agencies and committees including the Historical Preservation Review Board of Washington, DC. The building also implements sustainable features such as ENERGYSTAR appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting fixtures, and high efficiency HVAC systems. The building is anticipated to receive LEED–Silver certification. The full project build-out is projected for spring 2018 completion.

design services

Architecture, Interior Design




Morningstar Community Development