Washington, DC


Georgia and New Hampshire Ave, NW

From a press release:

“The first-ever modular apartment building in Washington, DC is taking shape just steps from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station. In just eight days, 44 custom designed modular “boxes” shipped from Pennsylvania have been lifted into place by crane to create 16 of Modo’s 17 three-bedroom apartments.

Modo is designed to appeal to the young twenty-somethings of Generation Z. Read More

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2929 12th Street, NE. Photo Credit Kuna Malik Hamad of HomeVisit

From a press release:

“Emotive Architecture, the boutique architecture firm focused on high-end residential and mixed-use, multi-family development in the nation’s capital, is pleased to announce the opening of its latest urban development, 2929Twelve. Located at 2929 12th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017, 2929Twelve is a two-story boutique condominium community with six two-bedroom residences each with integrated, private Juliet balconies. This prime location is in close proximity to multiple dining and entertainment spots, just steps from the heart of Brookland and Edgewood neighborhoods. Read More

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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?

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‘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

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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

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

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