New Details and Renderings for 120-Unit Project at Truxton Circle’s Chapman Stables

by Lark Turner

New Details and Renderings for 120-Unit Project at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables: Figure 1
An early rendering of the front of the project.

The proposed design for Four Points’ Chapman Stables project in Truxton Circle has evolved since it was presented at a neighborhood meeting in March.

The project, which will head before the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) later this month, would include 120 units split between the historic structure, an addition to that structure, and a new building connected to the old property via a glass walkway.

Most of the renderings are preliminary; Four Points has since pushed the addition on the warehouse building further back. Below is the most recent rendering from the team.

New Details and Renderings for 120-Unit Project at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables: Figure 2
The most recent rendering of the project.

Chapman Stables, at 57 N Street NW (map), is the former home of the Brass Knob. The warehouse, built in the early 20th century and used as a stable and garage, was slated to be razed before it was designated historic in 2013.

New Details and Renderings for 120-Unit Project at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables: Figure 3
An early rendering of the project’s courtyard.

Four Points’ plan, designed by Studio 27 Architecture, would add a glassy third floor to the original two-story warehouse building and build a large five-story addition on the empty lot behind the warehouse. Underneath would be a one-story parking garage with 60 spaces.

The building would include studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms. The developers do not plan to seek any zoning variances or exceptions, but the project will require HPRB approval to move forward.

Here are more early renderings of the proposed development:

New Details and Renderings for 120-Unit Project at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables: Figure 4

New Details and Renderings for 120-Unit Project at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables: Figure 5

New Details and Renderings for 120-Unit Project at Truxton Circle's Chapman Stables: Figure 6

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/details_and_renderings_of_the_plans_for_chapman_stables/9881

1 Comment

  1. skidrowedc@gmail.com said at 10:41 pm on Wednesday May 13, 2015:
    Well, it's certainly on-trend -- for pretty much any residential project on any site anywhere in the world. Grey and black (either dreary or fabulous, depending on the fashion of the moment), asymmetrical offsets, a little greenery incorporated. *YAWN* It comes off as a new dormitory at a college that's trying to show that it can be modern. You'd think that architects as talented as Studio27 could come up with something more site-specific, less driven by global fashion trends in architecture. This site, after all, is rather unusual, and DC isn't quite like any other city. "Site specific," incidentally, doesn't necessarily mean historicist. It just means a design that grows so naturally from the existing buildings, context, and restrictions that it couldn't plausibly be anywhere else. I.e. the opposite of what I'm seeing in these images.

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