This Horse Stable Was Transformed Into Something Brilliant

Photo: Courtesy of Pepper Watkins/Design Milk.
E/L Studio transformed an 1800s horse stable that was an abandoned property in a neglected alley in Washington, DC, into an architect’s storefront studio with a home above . The white brick building looks unassuming from the street making the interior quite an unexpected surprise.
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A narrow space with storage and a stairwell leads to the residence.
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Upstairs, a skylight above the stairs keeps both levels super bright.
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Despite the modern transformation, they still managed to keep a lot of the historic charm, like the brick and exposed timber structure.
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The bedroom and nursery still feel private even though there are no doors separating the spaces.
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