Flatiron Home at 9th and Florida to Hit the Market

  • July 1, 2014

by UrbanTurf Staff

Flatiron Home at 9th and Florida to Hit the Market: Figure 1
990 Florida Avenue NW

When city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck moved to DC in 2003, he set about looking for an empty lot to build the flatiron-style home that he had been thinking about for some time.

Speck found what he wanted in a north-pointing arrow at the tip of the original L’Enfant plan for the city (Florida Avenue and 10th Street NW) and bought the plot. He then designed a four-bedroom, triangular glass and steel home for 990 Florida Avenue NW (map), and set about building it over an 18-month period in 2007 and 2008.

Speck recently tweeted that he will be putting the home on the market next week and going in search of a new project. No word yet on what the list price will be.

Flatiron Home at 9th and Florida to Hit the Market: Figure 2

“The plan for the house was to efficiently fit rectangular rooms into a triangular footprint” Speck told UrbanTurf for an article back in 2011. “I describe it as a wooden rectangle superimposed on a brick triangle, which has created two residual smaller triangles that are vertical and steel.” One of the smaller triangles houses a wood-burning stove and an overlook that allows heat to rise to the master bedroom. The other is the self-supporting five-ton steel staircase, that was dropped in by a crane.

Like the Mount Pleasant house we wrote about last week, this home has been outfitted with a number of green features including a roof covered with photovoltaic panels, bamboo floors, dual-flush toilets, and radiant heated floors.

We will update this article when the home officially hits the market. More photos below.

Update: Jeff Speck’s home hit the market on July 7th for $1.25 million. It is listed by Joseph Poduslo and Jeffrey Lockard of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. It is being shown by appointment only.

Flatiron Home at 9th and Florida to Hit the Market: Figure 3

Flatiron Home at 9th and Florida to Hit the Market: Figure 4

Flatiron Home at 9th and Florida to Hit the Market: Figure 5

All photos courtesy of Sid Tabak.

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