Sneak Peek – Progress On Brookland’s Round House Renovation

by Shani on September 29, 2012

Brookland Historic Round House Renovation NE Washington DC

Everybody seems to know Brookland’s  ”Round House” – the unique historic home built in 1901 at 1001 Irving Street NE. It has been under renovation  for a while, but now one can really get a sense for what it will be like when completed. After getting a tour today, my opinion can be summed up in 3 words: wow, stunning, and beautiful. Before the renovation there was quite a bit of water damage and rot throughout the roof and structure. This negative has been turned into a positive as now there are skylights, and huge windows throughout. The biggest change  is the centerpiece skylight  at the pinnacle of the roof that floods the home with natural light, and the 12 foot addition on the back of the house that also lets in a ton of natural light and has added quite a bit of living space.  The house now has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Two bedrooms on the second floor have full baths en suite and the other two bedrooms share a full bath. The first floor has an expansive open living space  with a kitchen, half bath, closet, and laundry room. The most remarkable thing about the house is how open and airy it is. Although there are windows everywhere, it still feels private due to the mature landscaping. One of the biggest challenges with this renovation is simply the fact that all the walls are curved, making the installation of sheet rock and molding more difficult than your average home. Some of the nice amenities that come with this renovation are the huge master suite, tons of recessed lighting as well as central air and heat. There is still more work to be done such as installing appliances, completing the plumbing, finishing the floors and staircase, and landscaping. All I can say is that this a gem, and I will be envious of the lucky people who end up living here!

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