3601 M Street NW

Client Altus Realty Partners
Location Washington, DC
Project Type Residential
Status In Design

3601 M Street NW creates a refined presence at the western end of Georgetown, while maintaining views of the historic retaining wall behind.

Located in Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, 3601 M Street NW is a new boutique condominium project with panoramic views of the Potomac River. 

The site arrangement places a park at the northeast corner of the site in order to maintain views to an historic retaining wall, and enhance pedestrian circulation between residential Georgetown and the waterfront. 

The 22-unit building is designed to fit within the masonry vernacular of the historic neighborhood as well as blend with the historic wall. The project required Federal Commission of Fine Arts approval, and an attention to detail and appreciation of the craft in the design was critical. Bricks were handmade in Scandinavia by Petersen and Peter Zumthor for the Kolumba Museum in Cologne, Germany. The elongated, narrow profile combined with variations in color/tone result in a refined but aged look. The masonry is combined with charcoal-colored metal panel and oversized windows to create a modern version of the historic Georgetown rowhouse. Window sizing and rhythm is based on an attention to scale and hierarchy. The building lobby is off of a newly created porte-cochere, and will be enclosed in glass in order to maintain views of the wall. 

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