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  • Looks like a jungle gym. Pop-deck?

  • textdoc

    Not a pop-up, as it doesn’t look like they’ve added an actual third above-grade floor — just a roof deck with more framing on the side than one usually sees.
    I like that they made it so it’s not even visible from the front. And that they have a Friends Committee on National Legislation “War Is Not the Answer” sign in their yard. :)

    • I wonder if those are solar panels on the big flat space next to it?

      • textdoc

        I think they might be! I hadn’t thought of that, but it would make senese. (I was puzzled as to why there was a surface elevated above the rest of the roof deck and with no guardrails.)

        • textdoc


      • anonymous

        They are. :)

    • PFL

      With the ceiling fan and windows it looks like an outdoor room, city style. Like it. Like most roof decks, it’s probably 10 times better to use than just look at from street level.

      • anonymous

        It is. :)

  • Rich

    Really ugly

  • spookiness

    Its a roof top deck with a canopy.

  • anon

    beyond heinous. spiral stairs FTW

  • anon

    beyond heinous. spiral stairs ftw

  • harvard st

    I think it’s okay with exception of the crab claws. What is up with that?

    • I didn’t even notice those yesterday, wtf is that.

  • Truxton Thomas

    Where’s Otho?

    • Chellefish

      +1 Was hoping I wasn’t the only one who jumped straight to Beetlejuice!

    • The OP Anon

      Yup, this screams Delia Dietz. I hope they exercised the demons.

  • Anon

    Well, someone got really high.

  • This is channeling my former teenage Tetris addiction. Now see, if I got the L-shaped block, I could rotate it there…and then get a square…

  • NellyBoBelly

    I like this very much.

  • spartanindc

    I’m guessing the owners really wanted to get that “House from Beetlejuice” aesthetic?

  • Anon Anon

    Wiebenson & Dorman Architects PC are the Architects. The funky columns were part of an earlier addition designed by the late, great, John Wiebenson – better known as “Wieb” – and they were re-used in this recent addition. DC code considers a roof deck that is covered to be a floor – so technically it’s a partial third floor addition.


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