I bought 1426 Ives Pl SE on 12/08/2010.

This is a photo chronology of the demo and remodeling.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

roof painting

Secretary Chu says we should paint our roofs white.

On Friday, I heeded his advice.

If you do this, be sure to use a poly-elastomer paint that will expand and contract with the weather.  1 gallon per 100 square feet

Monday, May 21, 2012

backyard gardening

I got a few Woolly Pockets to hang on the back fence, essentially blocking the view to Penn Ave (with the help of some young English ivy).  Looks like I'll need a couple more pockets.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


i was at home depot on friday and had an idea for benches.  a couple hours later, voila!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

more roof deck and backyard shots

painting the stair black

a view from Pennsylvania Ave

2/3 of the lights in the backyard

lit up

and from Penn Ave

Thursday, May 3, 2012