Industrial Apartment In Iconic Mather Studios Gets A Colorful, Modern Upgrade

Washington’s very first all-concrete building and still ever so recognizable thanks to its unique, gothic-revival terracotta façade, the Mather Studios has a life of its own. Originally built in 1919 as an office building that also acted as movie and film storage facility, the structure has been subsequently used in a variety of years as decades passed by. Abandoned in the 80’s, it is now home to some of the most beautiful and sought-after lofts and condominiums in the neighborhood. The Mather Studios Renovation by Balodemas Architects is one such dashing apartment remodel that combines an industrial backdrop with modern refinement.



Revamped interior of modern apartment in Mather Building, Washington DC









It is lovely, exposed brick walls, duct pipes with their metallic glitter and distressed concrete surfaces that shape the backdrop of the re-energized apartment. Modern finishes are carefully intertwined while highlighting the storied past of the apartment even as sliding doors with translucent panes allow for free passage of light. The open plan living area charms you instantly with colorful pops of pink being brought in by the dining table chairs and plush armchairs. There is definitely no shortage of vivacious color and personality here!

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Open plan living area of industrial apartment with colorful chairs


Plush chairs in pink add color to the interior


Modern industrial kitchen of revamped apartment in Mather Building


Open duct pipes and steel appliances give the kitchen an industrial edge


Sliding doors save space even as they allow light to pass through

There is an eclectic blend of modern and classic décor pieces inside the apartment with sparkling stainless steel appliances stealing the spotlight in the kitchen. Large windows that bring ample natural light and smart, modern shelving completes the transformation which is both aesthetic and functional. [Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography]

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Decor brings a touch of vintage charm to the interior


Sliding doors with translucent glass panes save space


Modern industrial style kids bedroom


Gothic-revival terracotta facade of the Mather Building gives it a unique look

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