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  • did the construction of this building (which I think is condo’s?) have anything to do with the building next to it collapsing? I believe the wall failed on the side this building is on.

  • This is a condo building. Does that qualify for house of the day?

  • Appearently

  • Pretty sure this is the work of architect Suzanne Reatig. She’s done a lot of projects in Shaw/Mt. Vernon Square, including the Mondrian-esque apartment building with colored panels next to United House of Prayer on M St. I’m generally not a fan of her work, but I kind of like this one.

  • my wife and i looked at these places (online at least)… and they have an interesting floor plan. The top floor gets the roof deck, the middle level gets the private access to terrace deck, and the bottom floor… well… it’s the bottom floor. But pretty nice looking, and kudos for making a terrace for the middle level.

  • This house just looks so out of place for the rest of the block — especially since it is isolated with no buildings on either side of it. It just sticks out like a (modern) sore thumb. The rest of Q Street is so quaint and pretty and neighborhood-y….and then there is this. The other issue is the vacant (?) lot on the left (left side of the picture). it is currently gated off and should qualify for the eye sore prize. Very weird and I just shake my head every time I bike by it.

  • Little boxes on the hillside,
    Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
    Little boxes on the hillside,
    Little boxes all the same.
    There’s a green one and a pink one
    And a blue one and a yellow one,
    And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
    And they all look just the same.

    Why would anyone want that?

  • You must be thinking of a different block of Q st. There is only one pair of matched rowhouses on this block (which are contemporary), the old federalist rowhouse that collapsed, an unsightly four-story modern condo building, and the market/bodega. I think this building is a vast improvement and seems to make great use of the space.

  • Anonymous 9:52, the bottom floor has a huge private back yard. That is a pretty sweet perk, in my opinion. It is also a 3 br/2 ba unit with pretty low fees.

  • I don’t understand the menality of posters like LCLCLC36 and V, who appear to show up whenever modern architecture is mentioned. You seem to object to the modernist aeshtetic as being “ticky tacky, and all the same”, but also don’t like that this house is not like the hundreds of identical brick row homes that populate the older parts of this city.

  • This is not what Malvina Reynolds was talking about.

  • Nice! Didnt remember that part. I like this building a lot.

  • Those architectural panels almost never age well. They’ll be filthy and stained from the dirty, polluted air we have in DC.

  • why aren’t replies nested anymore?? PoP? can you fix?

  • I smile and nod with approval every time I bike past it. Well done!

  • Gorgeous! Thanks for the good photography of this fine respite from monotony.

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