A Logan Circle condo has unusual access to its roof deck

Posted in Uncategorized on April 2nd, 2021 by admin


Washington Post

By Kathy Orton

April 2, 2021

In a first, this is a story about a previously featured House of the Week. But it’s nothing like the house that was written about more than seven years ago. The Logan Circle Victorian, once a bed-and-breakfast, is now a boutique condo building, and this penthouse is part of its new, modern wing.

The wing was built in 2017 on the garden lot next to the original 1887 house and was joined with it to form a U-shaped building. Although the exterior mimics the older home and maintains the look of D.C.’s Logan Circle historic district, the interior goes in a different direction.

“This side was always intended to be modern and very open,” said architect Michael Beidler of Trout Design Studio, who worked on the project with the developer, Matt Shkor of Potomac Construction Group.

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As Seen in Ilex

Posted in Uncategorized on September 2nd, 2020 by admin


Located in the heart of Dupont Circle in northwest Washington, DC, this historical brownstone was originally constructed in 1892. The homeowner began the transformation by painstakingly restoring the exterior brick to its original color. Recognizing the potential to create a more modern and refined home, the owner partnered with a leading area architect and ILEX to renovate the four story row house. The home now includes a basement apartment as well as a new rooftop pool area, which adds an additional level of enjoyment.

In the foyer, a 9-foot-tall walnut custom pivot door opens onto an intricate and masterfully placed and installed tile floor and custom plaster finished walls.



As Seen in ELLE Decor

Posted in Project News on July 29th, 2020 by admin

Warrenton, Virginia Farmhouse // Trout Design Studio

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14th, 2020 by admin
January 08, 2020
From Max Sall Photography

For me, the most rewarding part of this job is opportunity to transform exceptionally thoughtful residential architecture into a two-dimensional medium, while maintaining the feeling and mood conveyed by exploring the architecture in person. I’ve been lucky to work with Trout Design Studio on a few projects, a firm whose work exemplifies the interesting moments and meticulous attention to detail that make me love photographing architecture.



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Posted in Uncategorized on January 14th, 2020 by admin

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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