Judging Pop Ups – 13th and Park Rd, NW (reader request)

Front view facing 13th St, NW.

It may be too early for a proper judging but a reader thought it was time to take a look. This is the spot where workers found two grenades at the end of Oct.

Too early to tell or a tentative thumbs up or down?

Side view facing Park Rd

17 Comment

  • Looks pretty good so far. But I’m not crazy about the pop-up on top of the pop-up (you can’t see it in these pictures). It looks like it will provide access to a roof deck on top of the pictured pop-up.

  • From what I can see in those pictures, I think it looks great. Quite refreshing from the usual ugly popups that get called out here.

  • Cap City Real Estate knows what they’re doing and how to make new construction look like it’s always been there. Walk down the 3500 block of 13th St and try to figure out which house is brand new – you can do it, but it won’t jump out at you.

    I think this is well done.

    • CCRE “knows what they’re doing.” Hilarious. We bought a rowhouse condo from CCRE a year and a half ago. I should have known there was a problem on the first day, when water started leaking through the roof.

      The problems really started when we found out that CCRE, whoops, never got the proper permits for our deck! And since the city didn’t catch up to it until after we had closed, the out-of-code decks became completely our problem. All this led to countless hours of dealing with lawyers, DCRA, BZA, neighbors…I don’t even want to recount all of the drama. And I’m not even mentioning all the other problems we’ve had with the place.

      To whoever buys this: good luck.

      • We stand behind the work that we do. We are always sorry when there are any issues that arise after construction but we pride ourselves on building a quality product. This is an unusual case that has been resolved.

  • You guys obviously haven’t seen the little birds nest they put on top of the popout. Very unattractive if you ask me. I have no idea how it was approved. Pictures to come.

  • too early – let’s wait and see if they slap ugly vinyl siding on it or not.

  • I was wondering what this house is going to be.
    It is not uncommon for corner properties to be redeveloped into multi unit houses. Does anyone know if this is going to be flats for a single family house.

  • looks like a ton of expensive work. I wonder how much that work must cost.

  • I am not happy they destroyed the historic roof that coincided with the others in the neighborhood. I really wish DC would do SOMETHING to protect historical rooflines to keep neighborhoods’ architectural character intact; short sighted to let developers just do whatever the heck they want to historic structures with zero regulations of oversight whatsoever.

    Of course, that does not and will not happen in Columbia Heights, so given that reality, this looks like (other than the extra pop up in the rear) this will end up looking reasonably attractive. And on the other hand, this building was a bit of an eyesore before, with all sorts of vinyl monstrosities attached to it, so it could hardly look much worse when finished.

    Five units seems crazy in a building this size, by the way.

  • Did this place suffer a fire?

    On principle I don’t like pop-ups but considering some of the ones featured on this blog this one might turn out remotely decently. Of course depending on materials I could be wrong…..

  • If anyone has questions or concerns about our projects I am always happy to discuss them. We take very seriously our work and appreciate the comments that are posted about our projects, many are very insightful and do help when we plan future projects!

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