Sensitivity to context is elemental to this restoration and substantial addition to a 160 year old building in central DC. Named for its original owner Joseph Prather, a butcher, the building has a rich history as a religious center for various groups. The design maximizes the buildable potential of the site and provides six luxury residential condominium units.
Juxtaposing old and new, glass is employed to express a very light connection to the historic structure. An interior courtyard is preserved as a refuge for residents from the bustling city. The apartment flats have layouts offering 3+ exposures which maximize light and natural ventilation.