House of the Day (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth March 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm 1 Comment

A reader writes:

“At first it looks like a tiny home, but I’m pretty sure it’s part of a larger house that is built into the side of the slope. You can see a metal stovepipe sticking out of the ground nearby.”

This is from Upton Street in Forest Hills. Here’s what it looks from down the hill looking up at the back:

  • Its actually one of the first examples of a “green” house in DC: it was built in 1981, way before its time. It was built as a passive solar house with a green roof. We have it in our history book entitled Forest Hills, along with other contemporary architecture built in the neighborhood.


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