Designing a home office that gets the job done while keeping family life in balance

Posted in Staff News on December 1st, 2017 by admin

The Washington Post | November 20, 2017

Artist Larry Kirkland designs monumental site-specific installations for institutions around the world. His 40-foot-high bronze doors, etched in Latin verse from the first page of Genesis in the Gutenberg Bible, form the entrance to the new Museum of the Bible on Fourth Street SW.

He conceives these works in a light-filled double garage-sized studio — designed by architect Michael Lee Beidler — that joins his Northwest Washington house with translucent glass pocket doors. “So I keep the light between the two spaces,” Kirkland said.

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Houzz Feature – 16 Wonderfully Dark Bathrooms on Black Tones

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7th, 2017 by admin

Houzz Magazine

October 30, 2017

By Elizabeth Rizzato

Trout Design Studio gets nod from Houzz’s Elizabeth Rizzato feature. See image #7.

A Refuge Restored

Posted in Project News on October 19th, 2017 by admin

Warrenton Lifestyle | October 2017

Spruce Hill Farm combines style, simplicity, and the spirit of the past.

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Transitional Master Bath in Washington DC

Posted in Project News on June 8th, 2017 by admin

Custom vanity designed by Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio for a transitional master bath in Washington DC. This master bath design combines clean lines and flowing shapes of contemporary and modern design with traditional elements that create a visually unique and appealing space. The vanity features unadorned cabinets finished in a custom color. The slab style drawers are sleek and simple. Completed with silver hardware, this vanity blends beautifully with the surrounding fixtures. This bathroom features both a bathtub and a curbless walk-in shower. The indigo wall goes great with bathroom tiles. More master bath designs can be viewed in our inspiration gallery.


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The Logan’s million-dollar condos hit all the marks

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9th, 2017 by admin

The Washington Post

May 9, 2017

By Michele Lerner

Million-dollar condos, once a rarity in the Washington region, may be more common than in the past but they’re still surprising. What makes a condo worth that price often includes a prime location, plenty of space, high-end finishes and a splashy floor plan.

The Logan, a new six-unit condominium development at 1310 Q St. NW where the units are priced from $1.150 million to $2.845 million, hits all those buttons.

Several factors make the Logan different from typical condo developments in the city: Each unit has a different floor plan with private elevator access. The condos have 1,600 to 3,500 square feet. Each has private outdoor space. And the construction standards are exceptionally high.

Trout Design Studio oversaw the renovation of the original building on the site, a former bed-and-breakfast built as a residence in 1887, as well as the new building on the adjacent lot. Jeff Akseizer, principal of the Akseizer Design Group, provided interior design services.

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Posted in Project News on May 5th, 2017 by admin


The Scout Guide

May 1, 2017

The Logan, a new development from Washington Fine Properties agents Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy, is a true marriage of tradition and innovation. It is comprised of the original Logan Circle house, built in 1887 which was previously a bed and breakfast, and a new building that was constructed on the adjacent lot. The Logan now houses six impeccably crafted flats that take luxury living to a new level of sophistication. The flats feature traditional touches mixed with fresh finishes and cater to the desires of today’s most discerning tastemakers.

TROUT DESIGN STUDIO, the architects on The Logan and a full service and design atelier, focus on high-end, custom design, single and multi-family residential projects.

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5 luxury condos emerge from historic-style houses in D.C.’s Mount Pleasant

Posted in Project News on December 14th, 2016 by admin

The Washington Post

December 8, 2016


The Northwest Washington neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, consistently one of the most sought-after markets in the city for the past few years, is known for its stately rowhouses and a handful of single-family houses in the western part of the community as well as condos and apartments closer to the commercial center along Mount Pleasant Street.

Redfin brokerage named Mount Pleasant the fifth-hottest neighborhood in the United States at the beginning of 2016, with a median home price of $760,000.

Now five new condos in two adjacent buildings are pushing up prices in the neighborhood, listing for as much as $1.295 million.

Developer Matt Shkor at Potomac Construction and architect Michael Beidler of Trout Design renovated and remodeled a dilapidated single-family house at 1867 Park Rd. NW, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, into a three-unit condo. They built a two-unit condo building on an adjacent lot, at 1865 Park Rd. NW.

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New Project Just Completed!

Posted in Project News on June 29th, 2016 by admin

Re-Imagined Rowhouse/2 Car Parking/In-Law Suite

This incomparable renovation, designed by Michael Beidler of Trout Design Inc, is challenging every conventional idea of what we expect in an attached, urban townhouse. The marriage of period detail with contemporary design has never felt so good. The main level features open concept living implementing custom mill work and cabinetry to create separate spaces, each with a unique context. The dramatic Kitchen features an island of mined Quartzite adjoining a family area with gas fireplace and slate accent wall. The bedroom level has been redesigned to include 2 Master Suites and a 3rd bedroom en suite, all featuring crema marfil and carrera marble. Outdoor entertaining is maximized with a lovely deck off the family room, front sitting porch, and a LL bluestone terrace and water feature.


Old Italian Embassy Development Project Now Finally Underway After Many Years of Planning

Posted in Project News on March 24th, 2016 by admin

The InTowner

March 2016


The relatively small double block lots in Adams Morgan bounded by Mozart Place, Columbia Road, and 16th and Fuller Streets, will soon see the beginning of construction of the long-awaited, handsomely designed new luxury apartment building on Mozart and Fuller that incorporates the former Italian Embassy building that fronts on 16th Street next to the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and is being called Il Palazzo.


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Historic former embassy, long slated for condo conversion, sold to Dallas-based developer

Posted in Project News on July 1st, 2015 by admin

Washington Business Journal

June 24, 2015


The former Italian Embassy on 16th Street NW, the subject of a long-planned condominium conversion that just can’t get going, has sold to an active residential development company that may shift gears.

Dallas-based Mill Creek Residential Trust closed Tuesday on the $16.2 million acquisition of 2700 16th St. NW, a 44,000-square-foot lot on the border of Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights that includes the historic 35,000-square-foot embassy building. Representatives for both the seller and buyer confirmed the deal.


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