Five years ago, Redditor Psychemagic purchased a property in Washington D.C.’s LeDroit Park. The property is only two miles away from the White House, but the neighborhood had fallen on some rough times in the 1990’s. Until recently, prices in the neighborhood were very affordable when things started to turn around for this Washington D.C. neighborhood.
Luckily, he purchased a carriage house and a housing unit right before LeDroit’s the prices skyrocketed.
Many of the formerly neglected LeDroit Park neighborhood homes were being torn down and converted into expensive condos.
When the property was purchased, it had a storage unit in the rear. It had once been used for metalworking but was now vacant.
He had an idea – what if he converted the storage space into a loft apartment?
There were about 350 square feet in there. With the high ceilings, it could easily be a spacious apartment.
He would be his own architect and general contractor for the project.
Just taking down the heavy steel door and installing a facade, windows and door gave it a homey look.
A brick facade and a name mark this project as officially underway.
He built the framework for the lofted area and went to work on the ceiling. He insulated the ceiling as well.
He made the difficult decision to cover the exposed joists with drywall, but it made mounting the LED lights much easier.
This Ikea kitchen looks like it was made for exactly this kind of project.
The bed is lofted above the bathroom with a small closet in between.
The kitchen nestles up perfectly against the side of the bedroom loft.
He commissioned a local metalworker to build a ladder for the loft.
Bonus: the ladder’s design even allows for a study nook tucked away underneath it.
Some glass panels for safety still allow plenty of light to fill the space and give a great view of the living space.
A huge TV wall mounted on a rotating bracket is perfect for keeping an eye on the game while you make snacks.
And the living room area has plenty of space for socializing under the impressive skylights.
The stellar design of the loft makes it feel so much larger than its 350 square feet.
It fits right into the neighborhood.
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