Unabashed urbanites and creatives of all stripes (from painters to writers to musicians) will feel right at home in these downtown, loft-style condos (50 units) and artist residences (12 units). Located inside D.C.’s Mather Building, Mather Studios
boasts as its address the city’s first all-concrete building – originally built as office space in 1919 and long abandoned until its renovation in 2003. Today, you’ll find all the hallmarks that make loft-living exciting and energetic: exposed brickwork, polished concrete floors, exposed pipes and ducts, stainless-steel appliances, walk-in closets, and more; all of it an eclectic blend of yesterday and today. Mather Studios includes all the modern amenities you’d expect in a building that deftly blends industrial chic with 21st-century creature comforts (including penthouse units with private, roof-top terraces). And after an evening out at some of the many entertainment venues nearby – watching an independent film at E Street Cinema
, sipping pomegranate margaritas at Rosa Mexicano
– you’ll know you’re home when you see the building’s stunning gothic façade lit up in front of you.