1514 7th Street demo 4

Photos: Lock 7 Development

Interior demolition has wrapped up at Shaw’s 1514 8th Street NW, the former 40-bed halfway house that Lock 7 Development is converting into condos.

The three-story, 59-year-old structure was previously operated by Efforts From Ex-Convicts. Lock 7 will spruce up the brick facade, expand the windows and doorways and place a modest rooftop addition on the building (the new rooftop will be the same height as the neighboring rowhouse, so no “pop-ups” here), the Washington Post reported. The residential project is slated for completion in November 2015.

The apartments will range from a 400-square-foot one-bedroom to 1,500-square-foot duplex penthouses with private rooftop terraces. Three compact parking spaces at the rear of the building will also be available for purchase.

Designed by Square 134 Architects, the front units will feature east-facing windows, permitting abundant natural light. The walls for the back units already have large multi-pane windows, which the developer hopes to replicate (shown below):


Lock 7 has acquired approval from the city’s Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) and the Historic Preservation Office. Sales are anticipated to begin in early 2016.

Enjoy the latest construction photos from Lock 7’s official site:



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