House of the Day

DSCN0972, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

We’ve looked at a different house on this block, 4100 Arkansas Ave, before. It is truly a phenomenal block. I was struck by this one because I remember it was for sale back in the day and it looked like it needed a lot of work. It’s looking good now. The room with all the windows is surely a great spot for a morning cup of coffee.

A reader sent me to this block to check out a GDoN nearby so stay tuned for that one.

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  • These houses were built by famed DC architect Joeseph Abel. He did another similar row of mid century town homes set on a hill on the 1700 block of Harvard st NW by the zoo. He also designed the omni in woodley and many notable apartment buildings like the broadmoor.

  • Maybe it’s a matter of taste, but I think that house is pretty ugly. I don’t know if I’ve noticed this block of Arkansas before, but I always thought the 1700 block of Harvard street houses were ugly. The omni is cool, but these houses look like bunkers.

  • You’ve got to see this house in context with the rest of the block. Some have been done up really well and look very period art deco. We looked at this one when it was for sale, but the massive crack running down the front had us worried. Funky interior though. Pix for clicks!

  • There’s a huge 5BR house for sale up in Brookland that looks very similar to the style of this one, and was apparently the home of a noted Washington architect. I wonder if it was designed by the same guy.

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