Another contender for ugliest popup — this one in the heart of Petworth at 456 Randolph St NW. Maybe you’ve seen it already, but I just had to say something bc it’s a real shame what they’ve done to it.
This house was an ugly eyesore for a long time but has (had?) great potential, so I’m glad someone is flipping it, and in general I have nothing against popups. But, they completely obliterated the nice brick curves and arches on the roofline that echoed the neighbors. How it’s a brown ugly boring box with the world’s least inspired pop up inside.
The even more annoying thing is that Landmark Construction Development shows a design on their website that included at least a watered down version of the arch, albeit with what looks like a shipping container behind it.
Strangely, after this house was sold, they gutted it completely, literally down to the brick outer walls and mud floor leaving a cathedral of empty space inside, and then left it for months before starting to rebuild. Very unusual for the neighborhood.
I note that the mirrored house at 445 Quincy St NW also had the same great roof design, and sold for $830k in January after a terrific flip job that preserved the design.
Does anyone review these things before they’re allowed to move forward?”
prior view via Google street view