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Sherman and Lamont Street, NW. Photo by Morgan

Here’s a discussion we had on the construction last summer. Final thoughts?


‘Flipper gray’ emerged circa 2012-2013, prior to that was known as ‘Flipper yellow’

“Dear PoPville,

I’m a new DC resident and love, love, love my new neighborhood (16th St heights) and especially love the townhouse architecture (I’m from Oregon where row houses absolutely do not exist). But since I have moved here I have seen not one, not two, but THREE houses flipped, gutted, painted some variation of grey with black trim windows, black modern railing, and the SAME MODERN LIGHT FIXTURE in the “open concept” kitchen in a block radius from our house. They just started work on a fourth around the corner. What is this all about?? Read More


via Bright MLS

Thanks to Grant for sending the listing for 5500 Broad Branch Road NW:

“Designed and built in 1975 by the owner architect Pierre Paul Childs , Architectural Digest proclaimed, ~He has created a graceful tower, poised among tall trees on the narrow corner site.~ The Washington Star called the house, ~~a fine example of the melding of form and function.~ Childs himself stated, ~I combined strong discipline with a bit of whimsy.~” Read More


Thanks to Jay, who shall we say is less than enthusiastic, for sending from the 3400 block of Sherman Ave, NW. Read More


Thanks to William for sending this beauty listing from Zillow:

“Renovated treasure by a Frank Lloyd Wright devotee in the picturesque Village of Drummond. Superb location on one of Chevy Chase’s coveted streets with high ceilings, unique architectural details, windows abound, and exquisite views surrounded by lush landscaping, colorful flowering gardens, two patios, and great entertaining space.”

Check out all the photos here. It’s listed at $1,500,000.


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