• NoNameNoName

    I’ve been trying to see inside of this place every time I drive by and the workers have the doors open. I’m guessing it’s an apartment (or apartments) although the red lights outside look commercial-ish. Assuming this is residential – are the owners likely taking advantage of the upgraded zoning rules re. accessory dwellings?

    • JS

      I don’t think so, for two reasons: a) the structure is already there, so it likely is grandfathered in; and b) I don’t think this meets the minimum alley width or setback requirements for accessory dwellings. I could be wrong on the last point, though.

  • Trinidaddy

    Technically, this is old city…Trinidad is across the street. But, place looks good! Been a work in progress for a long time!

  • Hill Denizen

    Now that is one sweet pop-up.

  • Trinidaddy

    They had to go through BZA to get special exception to do this. BZA case is #18527. Found this interesting tidbit also: The
    very unusual facts in this case are
    that this lot has two street frontages
    and addresses; 1116 K Street, NE,
    and 1109 Florida Avenue, NE. The
    house on K Street was built in 1910
    by a grocer, Karman Bretler. At the
    same time he built a grocery store on
    Florida Avenue. The Bretler family
    lived in the house on K Street and
    Bretler ran his business, K. Bretler
    Groceries, Meats and Provisions, in
    the other building on Florida Avenue.
    At some time, both buildings became
    vacant and were subsequently
    bought by the applicants, who have
    restored the house and now want
    to build one residential unit in the

    • NoNameNoName

      Oh! I love this! Thanks for sharing! I don’t think I’d noticed the painted grocer sign on the side before but I will now. Very neat.

  • LittleBluePenguin

    Beautiful! I’m not a huge fan of the red light fixtures out front, but otherwise, very nicely done, I’d love to see what the did with the inside….

  • Steve F

    Awesome! Building something like this is in my 20 year plan…

  • So cool! I want.

  • T

    Props to whoever did this! This looks great!

  • CHSC

    Looks great. What’s the deal with those little stars? See them all over the city, especially have noticed them on M St. retail buildings in Gtown.

  • Ben

    This house is not in Trinidad. Trinidad stops on the other side of Florida Ave NE. This is on the Side so it would Near Northeast.


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