Pick up most any shelter magazine from the last decade, and you'll find multiple examples of extravagant renovations in already sprawling homes...especially in the DC area. So, it's not everyday that you find a Washingtonian investing in a 550 square foot renovation, which is exactly what Robert Kelly did to his 60s era condo in Southwest.
Southwest is the smallest DC quadrant, but perhaps one of the fastest growing communities in DC thanks to its beautiful waterfront views and easy access to the mall area as well as Virginia. Mr. Kelly seems to have slipped in just in time. He bought the condo in 2006, and has since renovated his 1965 condo to make the most of its tiny footprint.
Urban Turf explains that the original unit had a long, dark entrance hallway, a choppy layout, and a bathroom and kitchen that had seen better days. To update the condo and maximize efficiency, Mr. Kelly created a curved wall that begins at the front door and sweeps through to the kitchen entrance, encapsulating the functional spaces and opening up the living/dining room.
To read more about the renovation, check out the full article on Urban Turf.
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