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  • I hope this isn’t the same developer that is currently preying on the H street neighborhood. He is rude to neighbors, illegally knocks down buildings, builds huge pop-ups with parapet walls, and the city has yet to fine him for the violations DCRA acknowledges he is guilty of.

    If it is the same guy then the local home owners should beware that he will do this to many other homes with complete disregard of the neighborhood. I personally like pop-ups when done in a way that respects the look of the neighborhood but the guy I am referring to has no respect for neighborhoods.

  • PoP has taught me one thing and it’s that I’ll never buy in DC except in a historic district. One person/developer being able to ruin a whole block is so sad.

  • Hideous. If this was my block, I’d be irate. Why doesn’t DC regulate pop ups? This is truly unfortunate.

  • Dear Elected Officials, Please make it stop!

  • Wow – such poor taste. What’s that line about people and money?

  • They honestly couldn’t do any better? What the hell is with those 2 horizontal windows – they don’t make sense.

    • Agreed re. the weird horizontal windows.

    • Well, the point of them is to let in more light on the heightened second floor and new third floor. I’m assuming that the idea is that you can draw the curtains/blinds on the three lower windows and have privacy while still getting natural light. But yes, architecturally and aesthetically they make no sense at all and are by far the worst thing about this pop-up (so far at least).

      • I also imagine that the final design includes some trim or other details that would make them seem a bit more natural.

  • 100 Wambulances have just been deployed so hold on….

  • Well, to be fair, it’s nowhere near done. As a comparison, this is essentially in the same stage as an apartment building before the siding is put on etc.

    That said, it does look terrible right now.

    And +100 @ Anacostia. Incredible neighborhood that is quite affordable at the present.

  • Yeah, +1 on buying in (and establishing more) historic districts. We can add popup-avoidance to the list of reasons to pay more for Mt Pleasant instead of Columbia Heights, where this house is located. I hope the other neighborhoods in DC with great rowhouse stock can establish historic districts before much more of this happens.

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