Thursday, June 28, 2012

Halfway House in Anacostia

Art of War Concept: A General waits...until the army's fortifications have been completed, to shelter himself.

Now that I have your attention, what I actually meant was “half of a house.” To be more accurate, it is actually ¼ of a house. I’m sure when you take your first glimpse of this ¼ house, you are probably thinking why the heck will the city not just tear it down. It serves no purpose, right? Well the reason why you cannot just tear it down is because:

1. The ¼ house is located within the historic district of Anacostia - 1500 Block of W St.

2. Even if you wanted to tear it down, you need to get special premission from the Historic Preservation Office and the Historic Preservation Review Board to demolish any property in a historic district.

3. It has a ton of value. The after photos will make you a believer in historic preservation.

I guarantee that when you see what this house looks like now, you will think differently about what can be done with these old dilapidated homes in your own Ward 8 neighborhood. Enjoy the photos below…..

See what I mean when I said 1/4 of the house. Because its in a historic district, the
developer had to keep the front of the property intact.


I love everything about it accept the fence. I wish they would have
used a wood picket fence instead.

Living Room Area

His and her sinks - always a plus for the fellas to keep her stuff on her side!

Second bath...

Nice size backyard, with a deck and car pad - always great addiitons.

I drove by this past weekend and saw a "Sold" sign! It was only on the market for about a week.
 It was listed for $320K so I'm waiting to find out who is moving into the neighborhood

Seeing the before and after pics, gets me excited about the possibilites of the Big K Property Site.
Should have an update on the future of this site in August 2012