Master of its Craft

Master of its Craft

The Batley

Located in DC’s thriving Union Market District, the Batley infuses a custom theme of lived in luxury that promotes artisan craft and farm-life into a 45,296-SF multifamily environment, incorporating the history of the neighborhood in every element of the design.

Flexible amenities are designed for entertaining, socializing with neighbors, or working from home. Expansive co-working spaces complete with whiteboards, private phone booths, artisanal coffee machines, and cozy reading nooks appeal to the teleworking resident seeking a quiet retreat to catch up on emails.

Vibrant copper tiles that span the pantry wall, a strip of water vapor mimicking open flames, and custom artwork add to the curated experience while plush lounge seating and multi-player games such as shuffleboard, classic arcade machines, and a custom Sudoku wall offer a sense of effortless fun.

To capture the soul of the warehouse, salvaged elements of the original structure were incorporated—transforming file cabinets into art, an old “cash and carry” neon sign into a statement table, and wooden planks and metal mesh into structural details. Magnified cowhide wallpaper, wheat-patterned wool carpets, and a curated art collection add texture, story, and soul to amenities and corridors.

Units feature floor-to-ceiling windows to prioritize natural light and balcony access. Kitchen design leans away from the ubiquitous white and silver color palette towards trendsetting neutral grey and blue tones. Elevated features including wall-mounted range hoods, open shelving, and marble island tables appeal to epicureans and regular entertainers.

A naturally-lit, luxury fitness center features European imported exercise machines, a yoga room, and chilled eucalyptus towels featuring the residence’s monogram. A custom gold and black botanical mural by artist Vero Rivera adds texture and heart and reinforces the connection to and neighborhood’s marketplace roots.

Featuring panoramic views of Union Market and downtown DC, the rooftop features NanaWall connecting the entertainment kitchen and lounge space to an expansive rooftop deck for a seamless indoor-outdoor experience. Residents enjoy access to a heated salt-water pool, community bar, fresh herb planters, modern grilling equipment, and al fresco dining.


1270 4th St NE
Washington, DC


Trammell Crow Residential


Architect: Shalom Baranes Associates, PC
GC: John Moriarty & Associates
Landscape: Parker Rodriguez
Mechanical: Ark Construction Group
Electrical: Power Design
Furniture: MOI
Custom Fabricator: Corehaus
Photography: Garrett Rowland


Total SF: 45,296-SF
Units: 432


Interior Design


Lifestyle, Multifamily