Monday, January 4, 2010

14th Street Twin-ovation

Twin houses are one of Anacostia's specialities, and this pair on 14th Street SE is finally seeing some new dignity. This is the first property in the neighborhood built with plans edited and commented on by yours truly and the rest of the Historic Anacostia Design Review Committee.

This is what it used to look like:

And this is what it looks like now:

I love the passageway between the houses ... although not sure I'd actually want it if it were my home

the awning has been replaced with a real porch with a standing seam metal roof

glad to see the quality windows and wood siding on all sides of the house

Coming soon: a new house on the lot to the left of this one. Sure, the big projects in the neighborhood have seen a slowdown in this economy, but there is still a lot of work being done on a smaller scale.

1 comment:

Lucacy said...

The change is very good, looks very nice.

New year, hope everything become better and better.