Monday, April 4, 2011

Beautiful Restoration on Chester Street!

Here's your Monday afternoon pick-me-up (not that you needed it in this weather!). I happened to make my way down Chester Street SE a few hours ago and was pleasantly SHOCKED to see this house has undergone a major restoration in a matter of weeks.


my love for working shutters cannot be denied

The house was a very typical house flip: builder's grade finishes, no embellishments, non-conforming Craftsman-style door, boring windows, etc. The flipper had made no efforts on the exterior other than the very least that was required:


Before: nothing heinously horrible, just generally pretty blah

Enter the homeowner, who loves the neighborhood and even reached out to me a few months ago saying he wanted to do some improvements to bring back some of the historic feel to his home. Since it had just been redone hardly two years ago, I was expecting some new windows and a new door - maybe a transom window. But wow was I under-expecting!





I mean, check out the paint colors! And the porch details! Cheers to awesome neighbors, revived homes, and people bringing back boring houseflips!! This is the future of Anacostia.

10 comments:

Sam McLemore said...

This homeowner should be commended—his home is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Moreover, it's now uniquely and creatively his.

I applaud him for creating such a striking and picturesque home that has instantly improved the view of all his neighbors!

Well done, my good man! Well done.

;-)

Ange in Anacostia said...

I do like the ornamental details; like frosting on a cake.

Ann-Marie said...

Gorgeous!

Paul said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Shaw Rez said...

looks amazing....

Perspectives said...

Thank you guys so much for appreciating our work on this client's home. We worked hard to bring his wonderful vision to life!

Proud-Anacostia-Owner said...

KUDOS to the homeowner! PHENOMENAL job! I love the colors - true homage being paid to preserving the vibrant history of the area! Wonderfully done!

kiki said...

beautiful!

Eric said...

No kidding. It bugs me to no end when you see a house get flipped to 70% of its potential. To see something like that go to 110% is impressive! I'd love to see the inside at some point.

Perspectives said...

We are extremely appreciative for all the love that we received for this project.

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