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Yesterday, I posted my first blog entry on the Pierce School, a converted school building with seven lofts and one enormous 9,500 square foot home upstairs. The building is located by the intersection of 14th Street and Maryland Ave, NE. Today, I’ll post a few more shots. The old school building is owned by developer/property managers Chris Swanson and Jeff Printz, who bought it for $275,000 from the city in 2000. They have since transformed it into something astonishing.
Above: stadium seating in Pierce’s home theater. On three tiers sit 14 former KLM airplane seats purchased on eBay. The screen should be installed by the end of the year.
Plenty of pictures below…
Above: the kitchen/dining room’s custom-designed table. Behind it, there’s a 9-by-23 foot marble counter top, fit for, literally, fashion shows.
Above and below: more shots from the kitchen. The mural references details about Capitol Hill and things from Printz and Swanson’s 17 years together.
Above and below: one of the house’s many guest rooms. This one sits below the building’s turret. That’s a water bed.
Below: Depression-era bathtubs in the Ozark Mountain-themed room. You can’t really see it in this photo, but the bathroom has a swirly, brown and blue river-inspired look that appears (as far as I can tell) to be poured cement.
Below: Christmas-inspired guestroom.
Below: the rooftop deck, looking out over Capitol Hill.
Pictures by Darrow Montgomery and Ruth Samuelson