Judging Buildings – 1923 12th St, NW Completed

I enjoyed watching this property transform. All in all I’d say it came out looking very nice, even with a pop up. Turns out it is another Capcityre property. Looks like the units have already sold or are under contract. Though you can still take a virtual tour here. Now that it’s completed would you say thumbs up or down?

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  • Beautiful. Amazing what a mere 725K can buy.

  • CapCityr is rehabing an old rowhouse behind me off of 13th St NW. I couldn’t believe what I saw the other day, they are acutally cutting a normal size brick into four smaller “veneer” size bricks to put up along the outside of the house. If they are doing this to the brick I can only imagine what corners they are cutting throughout.

    • its not a good idea to speculate, you see “something” and you want to speculate that they are cutting corners, not right.

    • exactly. if you are familiar with masonry and carpentry techniques, maybe you should post something like this. if it’s just your observation as a layperson, it’s pretty unfair to slander a business like this based on your guesswork about the quality of their work.

  • Wow, that was quick! Nice job. I have to say, though – what’s with all the crazy high-end staging furniture? Even the knockoffs of that MVDR stuff costs thousands of bucks a pop. Seems like a waste of money when you could just go get a bunch of stuff from West Elm or whatever.

    • given that all of these units are either sold or under contract already, i guess they know what they’re doing.

    • There are companies that do nothing but keep warehouses of staging furniture and/or have connections with furniture retailers. It’s big business. And let me tell you from seeing staged homes in California — you haven’t seen ANYTHING yet. Staged homes in SF look gorgeous, right out the pages of a magazine: high end everything plus fresh flowers, libraries stocked with books, and not a lick of is anyway original to the house.

  • Wow! That’s a really nice place.

  • I’m a little confused about all the stairs b/c it looks like each unit is just one floor. Are those stairs up from the front door? Also, does anyone think it is odd that in two of the three places there is no door to the bathroom in the hallway. Guests must go through the bedroom to get to the bathroom. Finally, in a place that small, I would have traded the second full bath for one bigger bedroom.

    But, the outside looks great and the pop-up is fine. And, it is sold. So who cares about the interior layout.

  • Well, one way they cut corners was on worker safety. I saw the construction work from my office, and I routinely saw workers dangling without harnesses, etc. It’s a lucky thing that no one, apparently, was injured or killed on that job site.

    They also created an ugly schoolhouse effect on the pop-up dormers. And there’s a truly ugly two-tone effect on the side, which you can’t see from this pic — the side of the pop-up is weirdly in two different colors.

  • I work nearby. The rooftop patio looks super nice.

  • Bathrooms and kitchens are NOT Home Depot specials! Good job!

    • Semi-serious question: if products currently sold at Home Depot were available only at [insert name of quirky local furnishings store] would people still hate them? What *really* drives the derision? The only thing I can come up with is that people want to think they are special, and anything that HD sells is not special. Granted a lot of it is crap, but a lot of it is perfectly well-made stuff. If 9 out of 10 homes renovated in DC were outfitted with Waterworks and Poggenpohl what would the comments look like?

  • Each unit has a half bath hence no door to the full bath from the hall

  • looks like eric in ledroit had it right

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