LeDroit Park, bordering Howard University, has seen and suffered through a lot history, and so have its beautiful homes. However, in recent years the university, developers, and private contractors have focused their efforts on restoring some of the old houses. Last week Urban Turf DC
peeked into the revival of this condemned 1880s gem.Like many of its LeDroit Park counterparts, this home, originally built and inhabited by a physician in the 1880s, fell into disrepair in recent decades. Although I admit that my first reaction to the derelict "before" interior shots was that it might have made a great photo shoot location for the next Anthropologie catalog, I'm inspired by the rescue that contractor, Albarth Molina, has undertaken with the sorely neglected property.
Urban Turf DC reports that over the last year, Molina has worked to restore the home's grandeur, salvaging and resuscitating many original elements such as the transom windows, pocket doors, mantles, trim, and staircase. This week the newly revived property will hit the market. For more details, as well as more before and after shot, check into Urban Turf DC.
Images: via Urban Turf