Developer Brook Rose calls The Helicopter Factory an ode to the red brick industrial building’s earliest owner — Emile Berliner (1851-1929). Berliner was an inventor who worked on and developed products like the flat disc gramophone, a new type of loom to mass produce fabric, an acoustic tile, a gyro engine, and an early version of the modern helicopter.
From 1902 to the mid-1920s, 770-774 Girard St. NW was home to the Standard Material Co. and the Gyro Motor Co., where Berliner and his son-in-law, Joseph Sanders, developed a material for record manufacturing, a system of improving sound reproduction and record quality, and aeronautical engines.
THE HELICOPTER FACTORY IS UNDERGOING A RESURRECTION TO BECOME AN INDUSTRIAL LUXURY HALLMARK OF THE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY.
Stunning brushed linen colored White Oak floors.
Amazingly designed to showcase the warmth of Edison-style filament bulbs.
Endless possibilities in the expansive warehouse spaces that are built-to-suit.
Generously sized walk-in closets for ample storage.
Spectacular private rooftop terraces with plenty of space for entertaining.
Evoking an early 20th-century industrial feel, the reproductions of vintage fixtures retain the classic lines and exposed hardware of the originals.