Brown Street Condominium Historic Preservation & Underpinning


Project Name & Location:

Brown Street Condominiums 3423 Brown St. NW, Washington DC

Facility Type:


Project Owner:

Kevin Giesecke 17012 Redland Road Derwood, Maryland 20855 202 276 5262

Project Cost:

$1, 700,000.00

Project Completion Date:

Fall 2006

Project Description:

Our Historic Preservation Project

Project Description:

The project involve in “Historic Preservation” of existing house structure in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington DC. Evaluation of the existing building’s structure was the first step in transforming this historical preserved building (wood structure) into six new luxurious apartments, while keeping its exterior intact. An additional new three story building was connected to the existing structure in the rear. The challenge of obtaining the maximum of living space out of the existing crawl space was achieved by underpinning the existing exterior walls foundations using a sequential method. Our challenge and goal was to maintain the structural integrity of the existing historic structure.