Gray skies and wintry forecasts got you down? Never fear, the spring renovation / restoration season is near and promises to cheer you up. I've compiled a list of a few houses (I'm sure there are more, but I happened upon these this morning) that are either just starting or soon to commence their makeovers.
This house (on the left) on the 1300 block of W is part of one of my favorite twins. I bet it's going to look great when it's finished:
I mean, how classic are the sidewalk-level front porches?
High Street has, to me at least, always been a bit of a downer, but there are at least three homes on the block that will soon change for the better:
this one isn't falling apart by any means, but will see roof and trim repairs
this solid brick home is getting new windows and a restored wood-columned porch
Haunted? not sure ... but this one is getting a COMPLETE restoration (pretty much a re-build) and is going to look fantastic
the 1600 block of V has been seeing some good progress lately. New condos at the top of the block (yet to be blogged about), and a spattering of good-looking restorations in the past year. This particular house on the left is being completely remodeled and will soon (I hope) look as good as its next door neighbor:
I wonder what color they'll paint this one...
So yes, Anacostia is still very much under construction despite the downturn. Seriously cannot wait for spring.