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.
“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.
All photos courtesy of Sid Tabak.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/flatiron_home_at_9th_and_florida_to_hit_the_market/8681.
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