Triangle House Fits 2000 sq ft on a 500 sq ft Lot

The Washingtonian, 9.01.08

City planner Jeff Speck designed his house on a sliver of land at Tenth Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest DC because it’s the tip of the original L’Enfant Plan. He wanted to fit 2,000 square feet of space onto the 500-square-foot lot. So Speck built a rectangle into the top two floors of the four-level, triangular house. We're completely blown away by the photos of this house. See more below the jump...

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Above is the window seat in one of the triangle windows (you know we love window seats!). Below is the wood-burning stove and chimney that is built into the tip of one of the triangles.

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John Speck is a co-author of "Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream." He advocates urban living and believes that cities should take advantage of all usable space, as he has done with his home.

See the full slideshow at the Washingtonian by clicking here.

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Rachael is a fine artist and writer and when not obsessing about home decor she works in hospitality, spa and art events (galleryreinvented.com).