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.