EBENEZERS COFFEE HOUSE

Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Size: 6,130 Square Feet
Client: National Community Church
Completed: 2006
Type: Mixed-Use Church and Coffee House


Preserving the corner facades built in 1908, this site was transformed from an abandoned eyesore to the retail mission of a dynamic church.

The renovated and expanded 6,130-square-foot, 3-story building is multi functional. The main level of the building expands the historic structure to create a coffee shop. The lower level provides overflow space and offers a meeting room for musical and cultural events as well as church activities. The upper level accommodates small offices for the church pastor and staff.

Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the property is adjacent to a historical district made up of residential town house structures and directly across from large-scale commercial office buildings. The design serves as a transition between these two areas.