The Montage

The Montage duplexes located in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C features 1 and 2 bedroom units, 9ft ceilings, as well as a roof deck and green roof. With a limited footprint and  the clients desire to maximize the available FAR, our challenge was to take a virtually flat building and create a sense of depth. The choice of materials and the transitions between them creates shadow lines that create the illusion of depth.  The heavier brick is terminated at the 3rd floor to pay homage to the scale of the adjacent single family residences and creates a more human scale to the project.