Thanks to John for sending: ” A few months ago I noticed, after 15 years in the hood, Greek letters on the top of this gorgeous building. My Greek former high school football coach was nice enough to translate from the photos I took this evening.
John, the first part is someone’s name: Read More
Thanks to Allison for sending from Columbia Heights. We’ve posted this fantastic finial a few years ago. Glad it’s still bringing joy to folks who look up.
Spotted in a Petworth alley — I’m assuming this is an ADU, but the architecture seem kinda wonky. New as of a few (3?) weeks ago…Wondering if any readers have any light to shed (no pun intended) on this structure.”
So long story short – I got a flat tire on my bicycle and was headed to the gas station near Politics and Prose and stumbled upon this awesome, awesome little ADU (accessory dwelling unit) which I assume was once a regular garage like the rest of the houses on the block have. Love it.
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5111 Georgia Ave, NW
Ed. Note: For a main thoroughfare like Georgia Ave, a bigger building seems reasonable to me.
Thanks to Jon for sending:
Thanks to Russell for sending: “going on for how many years at this point?”
I believe these are below market rate homes of some sort at 8th and T Sts NW. Overall they present well, blending in nicely with the area but if you look through the windows, the architect put the interior stairs in front of the windows! This defeats the purpose of having windows. There are windows that aren’t blocked on the other side but why on earth would you not use the interior wall to host the stairs?” Read More
18th and Church St, NW
Thanks to Nora for sending:
“As I was walking home yesterday, I was shocked to see that St Thomas Church (18th/P NW) was up, doors open and welcoming the neighborhood in an open house. I live near there and the construction has been going on for a couple years, but I hadn’t noticed anything seeming to be finished. Read More