Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Now That's Some Individuality


IMG_4389, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

Personally, I love the unique homes. A splash of color adds some nice flavor to the neighborhood.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love that house.....is it really pricey to get a home painted like that? with all the different colors? i have a condo, but im just curious.

IMGoph said...

where exactly is this? i'd like to bike up there and take a look in person.

Prince of Petworth said...

It's on Monroe St. just west of the Tivoli between 14th and 16th St.

farragut said...

I love that house!

Jamie said...

SO much cooler than a third-floor bump up or aluminum siding!!

theneighbor said...

I wish more people would be brave enough to paint and decorate out-or-the-norm. This town could use a facelift. I think the row after row of brick and white row house is boring.

Anonymous said...

POP paint your house!

sfw said...

Agreed, the paint jobs are good.

But folks, painting brick is just not a good idea. get creative with the trim and the interiors, but don't ruin perfectly good houses by painting brick. You're just creating an upkeep nightmare.

Anonymous said...

sfw, I think you're wrong - it's not bad to paint brick. Anyone who's interested, google "painting brick" - you'll get all the tips on how to do it right so it's not in fact a maintenance nightmare. If well done, it'll last at least 10 years. I had my house painted a beautiful, elegant dark gray with pristine white trim and it looks gorgeous. Have the house power-washed and use a thin coat of good quality primer and then a coat of good quality exterior paint. Total cost for me was power washing $350 (the going rate - I checked around), painting house front and all trim $1500. (Quotes you'll likely get will range from $1200 to $2500. I went with a self-employed guy who did it on weekends.) I love the idea of Petworth being filled with different colored houses - seems appropriate to our diverse neighborhood!