Friday, January 14, 2011

Restoration on 1600 Bl. U Street

There's a new restoration taking place on the 1600 block of U Street SE - and it looks like it's gonna be great. (How do I know? Because it looks nasty now, and because the same folks just did one a few houses down)


a very typical "Anacostia look" house - awesome potential


the fake brick asphalt shingle siding has been mostly removed


looks like the porch floor needs a complete rebuild, but glad to see original columns and decorative elements in place

This is the house on the same block that the same builder just completed and sold. Looks great from the outside, and original wood siding was restored!



It makes such a big difference in the neighborhood when people actually care what the end product looks like ... the city and its future are very thankful.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's Great...I hope they buy the one on my block and do the same (1400 V Street SE "The Yellow One! -Can't Miss It!" )

DG-rad said...

Yes, I know it well ... I hope so too!

(why stay Anonymous?? :)

The Advoc8te said...

Charles -- how happy are you about this?! LOL.

AnacostiaQUE said...

This is great! Each house restored, one at a time, is a victory for Anacostia...

Anonymous said...

The company is ANR Realty. I bought my house from them in Anacostia as well. They do great work!! Semi-difficult to deal with but the work is worth it!!

R.E.E.L People said...

Yeah I told the buyer about this house. Thanks God!

iloveanacostia said...

awesome!

Anonymous said...

Just curious. How much did they pay for the shell of the House? And what will it cost to transform it?

DG-rad said...

I'm guessing they got it for sub-$100K and are putting about $100K into it. Will probably be in the property records..