The Depot

Fort Worth, Texas
Carleton Development, Ltd.

Fort Worth’s rugged charm meets soft, contemporary refinement in the spectacular interior design of the common areas, model units and unit interior finish options for The Depot, a unique railroad freight depot transformed into a multifamily apartment community.

MDG respected the heritage of the 1911 property, choosing to adapt many of the original elements, such as the terra-cotta floor, exterior windows, heavy timber beams, steel trusses, interior walls, windows, and cabinets, as well as continuation of the exposed conduit to bind new and existing spaces.

The spectacular lobby became one of the project’s focal points, finding a contrast to the historic setting with a modern interior of reclaimed exposed steel beams, low-slung furnishings, stained concrete floors, a soft contemporary color palette with expressive interior architectural details.

To underscore the city’s theme, a local artist was commissioned to depict The Depot in 1870, 1948, and 2005 in three paintings spanning 21 feet.

To maintain historic appeal for contemporary residents, the original poured concrete ceiling and walls were preserved in the building’s basement, which was originally used as a coal bin.

The unit interiors include loft-like touches, perfect for this living space within walking distance to one of the most cultural cities in America.



NAHB-pillar-logoWinner 2007
ASID-legacy-of-designWinner 2007
mcsam-awardWinner 2006
ASID_Dallas_DesignOvationWinner 2006