Design Line
Thursday, September 15 2016

September Project Updates

As the season comes to an end, we’re excited to fill you in on the progress of a few Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS projects.


The One Five - 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

A new 41-unit condominium on Capitol Hill repairs the urban fabric by filling a vacant corner on an avenue on the edge of Capitol Hill. The four-story building offers new mixed-income residences (including five affordable units), garden terraces for ground-level units, underground parking and a rooftop terrace with views of the US Capitol. The project blends with the varied context in this location. The contemporary facade responds to the breadth of “the nation’s boulevard” with three-story bays and a high masonry wall on Pennsylvania Avenue, a corner bay and red wall that signal the primary entrance, and a transition to the lower residential scale with two-story bays stepping down to adjacent row houses. The building is scheduled for completion in October 2016.


Somerset Cabin V4.0

One of the first buildings constructed in the newly incorporated Town of Somerset, the 1918 log cabin was built with cedar logs and erected by lumberjacks from Quebec, Canada. At the request of the town council, the cabin was visually upgraded with locally harvested stone. A later addition to the rear and interior alterations by the second owner, the Client’s mother, further modified the original building. A new addition provides a kitchen and master bedroom suite, with a new interior in the original central cube that simplifies circulation, provides focus and introduces natural light to the center of the house. Renewable energy credits for a geothermal system provide sustainable and low cost heating and cooling. The project is scheduled for completion by November 2016.