Sunday, December 18, 2011

Beautiful in Shaw - the 1300 block of 10th Street, NW

This series of posts will focus on something beautiful in Shaw - a particularly striking house, a beautiful garden, architectural elements, people, pets - whatever and wherever I (or any of you) find something that makes you smile. Feel free to send ideas (and photos!) to me at

I agree, this is a pretty basic looking house in Shaw. Though, the cornice work and the restoration in and of itself is pretty fantastic. That being said, I bet none of you are expecting the awesome rear addition after the jump facing Naylor Court...

So, what do you think? Awesome adaptive re-use of a historic building to modern needs? Or an abomination of something from it's original form? For reference, this house looks from the front like it's a twin to the neighboring house (shown in the photo from the rear on the left), so you can see what was likely there before this rehabilitation. Your thoughts?


  1. i love it. i hope the urban/contemporary stuff keeps coming!

  2. I've seen this house and always thought it was one of the cooler houses in the area.

    I think it's a great looking block in general.