although it's pretty standard these days to see a bunch of houses under construction, it's still fun to see when they are done or almost done. here are a few houses that have gone through the Historic Homeowner Grant program:
On 15th Street, this chateau de chartreuse is a total show-stopper. At first I thought the color was kind of jarring, but now I'm liking it:
there is no hiding this corner beaut
second-story porches are unarguably awesome
On Maple View, this shady house has more muted colors (and looks Great):
the owner said that he got color inspiration from a magazine photo (good idea)
our neighborhood porches are unstoppable
On 13th, this brick twin got a repoint, a new porch (so did the neighbors, since BGV Construction needed to make a perfect match of the columns), and some fresh white trim paint:
oh ya, and a new fence.
And on V Street, this house is one of my new favorites. It used to be completely forgettable, but when the wood siding was revealed, the shutters added, and a classic palette was chosen, it's now one of the neighborhood's best:
the twin neighbor is about to get the same treatment
loving the planters - an easy and relatively cheap way to add some Pop to the porch
I think one of the best sells for buying and moving to Anacostia is the fact that most can take advantage of this great program. There's a fair amount of fixer-uppers on the market now - Join Us!