Kozo, a boutique eight-unit condo complex in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, combines mixed material palettes and geometric volumes to create an undulating front façade, alternating recessed window walls with cantilevered balcony alcoves.

Developer P.T. Blooms and architect Jonathan Kuhn were inspired by the principles of Japanese architecture to design and build in harmony with the surrounding natural and built environment. The black-framed balconies form a contrast point with the masonry façade, creating variety in color and depth, while the wood-clad balcony interiors soften the palette and provide a sense of natural warmth. A ring of LED lights is embedded into each of the balconies, which can be custom color-coded by the residents.

Unit types include three one-bedroom, one-bath residences; four two-bedroom, two-bath residences; and one three-bedroom, three-bath residence, ranging from 583 to 1,550 square feet in size. All units incorporate a private outdoor space, whether on a balcony, a closed inner courtyard, or rooftop decks on the two-level penthouse units.

Each home is equipped with 11-foot ceilings, 7-inch white oak plank floors, GE Café or Thermador appliances, white quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting, and a Vigo under-mount kitchen sink. Bath features include quartz vanity counters, a Kohler elongated toilet, a Mirabelle deep soaking tub, and a frameless glass shower enclosure. Prices range from $785,000 to $1,235,000.