Saturday, June 2, 2007


Most of the architecture you find in homes in the D.C. area is largely influenced by early European architecture. Compared to other parts of the country, it's heavily traditional. Mostly Federal, Georgian, early Colonial, New England, some French Provincial--loaded with brick and columns and porticos and high ceilings and trim, etc.

Occasionally, though, you run across a home in this area that defies the traditional norm. A case in point is this home. Located in Takoma Park, just off of Sligo Creek Parkway, it features cinder block construction with large windows and abundant open space. As a friend of mine said the other day, "It looks like it belongs in Marin County, California, or somewhere on the West Coast. I wonder if it's lost?"

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential (Janet M. Kincaid, 06/01)

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