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Judging Buildings – The Nine

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm 12 Comments


We looked at this section (1300 Block) of 9th Street, NW in Shaw over the summer and it’s really starting to look good. (More on this strip in a “possibly coming” post at 5pm) No word yet on the retail space on the first floor, I’ll update as that info becomes available.

The Nine is a new small condo projected that was recently completed located at 1316 9th St, NW. Full disclosure: Hipchickindc is involved in this project. There are only four units two of which are accessible through Naylor Alley. That is my favorite part. The carriage house was renovated and extended being rebuilt with the original 1850s brick.


What do you think of the look?

There is also a sweet green roof visible off the balcony in one of the units:


Prices range from $359,900 – $449,900. Hipchickindc provides some inside photos:

  • Thanks, PoP.

    First Open House is this Sunday 10/18 from 1-4pm. Come by and check it out!

  • Hate it. No windows on the side of that boxy part in the middle, and I can see a ugly strip of vinyl siding from my house.

  • I would like to see the inside, though, just to see what kind of soundproofing they have insulating it from whatever name the gay bar has picked this week.

  • There is actually a soundproofing system. Stop by the Open.

  • Sorry, I sounded a bit jerkish there. It’s the hanger (hungry anger). Sausages take forever to cook on a G. Foreman.

  • CarterDC

    Very cool green roof. The pictures look nice. This is becoming a great part of town. Thumbs up.

  • Older

    Nice to see someone using a different architectural approach than what we’ve seen around here lately, I like it.

    When will the US move from double hung to in-swing casement windows though? This project would work better for me if the two main back windows were nice casements. See http://www.henselstone.com

  • Older, the property is located in a historic district, so I know there were restrictions on window design. The carriage house was taken apart and then literally rebuilt to the original design with the original bricks.

    I’m glad that there’s some appreciation for the design. The developers are architects, so they had fun with the space.

  • Anonymous

    This is a very positive and creative advancement for this neighborhood, cool carriage house, green roof and all.

    The windows in question are quite tall for full casement windows.

    I’m very pleased with the Pella windows on my last house. Pella Windows on Main Street in Pella, Iowa, makes a casement window that is swing in casement on the lower half only and stationary above not allowing so much rain in on such a tall window, but they were expensive.

    Rather than double hung, the two in the back pictured here, as Older writes, would be cool with lower half casements with right and left hinges swinging out to the property lines like the shutters on the middle window.

    I’ve been following this one. Still, overall, well done, hipchickindc.

  • SG

    Is there any word on the famous designer who is supposedly doing a similar rehab to a property along that row?

  • reflexive

    pardon my ignorance but what is the “different architectural approach than what we’ve seen around here lately”

  • SG – Darryl Carter is about to rehab the building on the other side of be bar — 1320 9th Street (?), two doors down from The Nine — to be his design office and product showroom. Construction should start any day now. It’s going to be a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S building when complete.


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