• District Drinker

    Google Street view shows it even earlier, overgrown lot with shuttered windows. This building’s neighbors should buy the developer some good scotch because their property values were just upped nicely.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Actually, this pic from 2004 is of 1543 8th st – across the street. Both were blighted properties owned by Shiloh Baptist Church and both sold in 2010. 1543 is also undergoing extensive reservations.

      • Anonymous

        Good catch. Sorry about that!

  • Anonymous

    Looks really great. Nice to see the preserved details at the top. I’d love to see the inside.

  • Looks good!

  • Wow, what beautiful job. It’s a pleasure to look at. Looks like it’s now a duplex. I wonder what process they used to strip the paint off the exterior. I would love to get my place back down to the natural brick.

  • Nice job!

    I’m not thrilled with the bay window addition shown in the fourth photo, but I can deal with it.

    I wish all old abandoned buildings could be redone like this. No crazy pop-ups, just tasteful restoration of what was already there!

    • saf


    • aa

      Double amen. Nice work!!

  • classic_six

    Nicely done! Congratulations to the developers since it looks as if it is split into 3 separate units. The faux bay windows look a little out of place in the restoration but I assume it was done for either more natural light or for a design quality. I would have preferred to keep the windows as original, as they did on the top floor. Overall, it looks good.

  • I like the popped-out bay windows. I think they add interest. this place looks gorgeous either way.

  • LoganGuy

    Props to the architect on this project. Beautiful work. The detailing on the bay window is really a nice touch!

  • crin

    Here’s the architect’s website: http://vallendesignstudio.com/ IMO he’s one of the best, detail-oriented architects in DC.


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