Nahra Design Group | Prather Building
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Location  |  Washington, DC

Completion   |   2015

Size  |   10,000 SF

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.