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Old 09-24-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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I gotta say, the architecture in DC is beautiful!!

I was just thinking...tourists generally don't think of going to DC to look at that....yet all kinds of people visit cities like Savannah GA, Charleston SC, etc.

Seems like DC would be on equal footing if not even moreso, in my opinion. Anyone else surprised or feel that DC just isn't recognized so much for having some real beauty in their housing styles?

Thinking mostly of the colorful rowhouse styles that you'd see in Eckington, Capitol Hill, and other places, etc.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Brookland
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I gotta say, the architecture in DC is beautiful!!

I was just thinking...tourists generally don't think of going to DC to look at that....yet all kinds of people visit cities like Savannah GA, Charleston SC, etc.

Seems like DC would be on equal footing if not even moreso, in my opinion. Anyone else surprised or feel that DC just isn't recognized so much for having some real beauty in their housing styles?

Thinking mostly of the colorful rowhouse styles that you'd see in Eckington, Capitol Hill, and other places, etc.
Thanks for the compliment. I like the housing stock in DC too. In fact, so much that I bought a front porch rowhouse here two years ago.

I especially like the houses around Logan circle.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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A lot of nice houses in the DuPont Circle area too.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Columbia Heights, D.C.
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tourists generally don't think of going to DC to look at.
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Anyone else surprised or feel that DC just isn't recognized so much for having some real beauty in their housing styles?
That because when most of the world thinks about D.C. all they think about is the Capitol, White House, Monuments, and government buildings. Many people still don't even know D.C. is a real city with everyday people and a nice housing stock, some more or less. Its crazy though because you have cities like NYC, ATL, Boston, SF, etcc where the image of the city is the city itself whereas in D.C. people think of the gov't automatically. Whenever I'm out of town and tell people I'm from D.C., their facial expressions be the funniest lol.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Its crazy though because you have cities like NYC, ATL, Boston, SF, etcc where the image of the city is the city itself whereas in D.C. people think of the gov't automatically.
That's because the images of those other cities are defined largely by the skyscrapers in their skyline. OTOH, the prominent buildings in D.C. are the monuments, memorials and government buildings. Much like a European capital city. Washington, D.C. is not just "a" government city. It is THE government city, the modern-day Rome.

But back to the houses. I really enjoy the Victorian architecture in parts of N.W.

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Old 09-24-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Columbia Heights, D.C.
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That's because the images of those other cities are defined largely by the skyscrapers in their skyline. OTOH, the prominent buildings in D.C. are the monuments, memorials and government buildings. Much like a European capital city. Washington, D.C. is not just "a" government city. It is THE government city, the modern-day Rome.

But back to the houses. I really enjoy the Victorian architecture in parts of N.W.
Yea I understand that. But this city really does have some unique housing stock, especially on Capitol Hill and Logan Circle....a lot of people are missing out on what the city has to offer but thats starting to change more and more.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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There are beautiful houses in Bloomingdale on Rhode Island Avenue.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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There are beautiful houses in Bloomingdale on Rhode Island Avenue.
I love the houses here too. In fact, that weighed the balance towards moving to DC
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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My block, and really neighboorhood, is filled with gorgeous Victorian rowhomes built in the late 1800s (around 1895).
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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There are beautiful houses in Bloomingdale on Rhode Island Avenue.
So that's what I was talking about! I live off Randolph and 1st. Gorgeous area.
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