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  • I like it. It blends nicely.

  • Ain’t nobody got time for all those steps!

    I have a 3 story house, and though my top floor is fabulous, I don’t really plan on renting it because I don’t want to hear foot noise from up there on my floor and I don’t want to live up there and walk 3 flights of stairs multiple times a day. Lazy me. :(

    • Anonymous

      My great grandmother lived in a 3rd storey walkup. I think that’s on part why she lived to 95.

    • KenyonDweller

      I live in a 3 story house, and it’s a great way to stay in shape. It’s like living in a stairmaster. I fly up and down those steps several times a day (my bedroom is on the top floor). I hardly even notice them anymore.

      • Same here.

        It is kind of a hassle that the washer and dryer are in the basement, though.

    • Have you actually had people up there stomping around and been bothered? If it is an older house, it might not be a problem. I rent out my 3rd floor- often to families with kids and never hear stomping or any walking around noises, and almost never hear anything at all – TV, screaming etc.

  • Andy

    Looks great compared to so many of the others. The little balcony is a nice touch. I wouldn’t be so opposed to pop-ups if more developers took the time to have someone design them to look a little more unobtrusive.

  • Anonymous

    Really can’t complain about that. Job well done.

  • Anonymous

    This is a good one! I think it helps that the other buildings around it are still in proportion to it.

  • Ben

    Anyone know who the developer is? I assume condo conversion?

    Wouldn’t mind seeing some after photos. The before will make you cringe….

    http://www.redfin.com/DC/Washington/5-S-St-NW-20001/home/10047620

    • anon

      cringe indeed! thanks for posting

    • Anonymous

      Yikes what a wreck! Gorgeous original mantels and pocket doors though. I wonder if the developer kept them in tact. I’m looking for a mantel exactly like that to replace the one that likely would have been in my house before some developer tore it out.

      I do think this particular popup is very nicely done. You can barely tell it wasn’t originally part of the house. Much better than some of those hideous boxy things with vinyl siding!

    • Anonymous

      I definitely audibly gasped when I got to the shot of that kitchen… ::shudder::

    • Woah. Was this a squat/crack house in its previous life?

      • Anonymous

        i think this was the house that had about 200 cats living in it.
        anyone remember?

  • Basically perfect pop-up! There should be a medal.

  • ET

    That’s how you do it. They have added a full floor but done so in a way that someone would have to think about it.

  • Anonymous

    this place has vinyl siding, but it’s the same color as the facade. this is how you do it.

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