WASHINGTON'S ONCE industrial, now trendy 14th Street corridor is home to new restaurants and shopping, as well as a surge in upscale multi-family development. Architects of The Metro designed the 53-unit luxury condominium to provide maximum density with a low-scale look. Working with a 1/5-acre lot, they designed three mid-sized masses, distinguished by varying heights and brick colors, to make them appear as separate buildings, in keeping with the existing pace of the block. Inside, the lofts give buyers what they've come to expect in an urban, industrial-style space—floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed ductwork, and commercial-grade stainless steel appliances.

Category: Condominiums; Entrant/Architect: SK&I Architectural Design Group, Bethesda, Md.; Developer/Builder: PN Hoffman, Washington; Land planner: Edwards and Kelcey, Reston, Va.; Interior designer: Hartman Design Group, Rockville, Md.

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