An Unbelievable Row House Makeover!

An Unbelievable Row House Makeover!

Holy horror!  This dilapidated row house looks like it was infested with an entire host of, I don't know, crack heads?  Feral cats?  A possessed goat or two?  I'm going to go with "all of the above" because these pre-renovation photos are SCARY.   


A few more "before" photos to whet your appetite (or maybe make you lose your appetite? Probably the latter...) because I love you and want you to truly appreciate this makeover.

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Ah, that should do it.  Ready to wash your eyes out with the cleansing beauty of the "after" photos??  Here you go:

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WHAT!  Yes, this is the same space.  Can you even believe it??  The talented duo behind D.C.-based design studio Adams & Duke transformed this row house beyond recognition into a thing of classic Colonial-style splendor.  Bravo!  Bravo indeed.

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Check out more of this incredible makeover (including lots of extra horrifying "Before" photos) over on Desire to Inspire!

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Lyn on Feb 27, 2012:

Breath taking!  What vision!

CapreeK on Feb 27, 2012:

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for taking the time to comment.  This makeover is truly extraordinary and I'm glad you appreciate it!  As you can tell, I enjoy a good dose of hyperbole (perhaps to a fault).  Although meant as an obvious exaggeration, I understand that my remarks could be read as insensitive.  I apologize for any offense caused, as that certainly wasn't my intention.

Again, I appreciate your thoughtful comment and am happy that you enjoyed this renovation!

Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012:

Beautiful renovation but I thought the remarks about crack heads and feral cats to be offensive.  It was clearly a home (photo of children on wall) to someone who for age or health or economic reasons couldn't keep ahead of the decay.  Mocking someone else's state is as ugly as it gets.  The photos speak for themselves; the narrative was completely unnecessary.

Simone Woods on Feb 25, 2012:

That is truly stunning.

CapreeK on Feb 24, 2012:

Colleen -- They MUST be! Also, where can I get one of those?? ;)

Colleen on Feb 24, 2012:

Surely they're in possession of magic wands. This is unbelieveable. 

DesigningMom on Feb 23, 2012:

Wow, what an amazing make over. In the before exterior picture it looks as though the only things holding it up are the homes on either side of it. Sad how things get neglected like that. Not sure I could live there if I knew what it came from though. Ewwww!

CapreeK on Feb 23, 2012:

Ha, thanks Davy! :)

Jill - No doubt. I'm not sure I would have been confident in the structural integrity either (that bathroom pic is terrifying)!

Jill Browning on Feb 22, 2012:

Those must have been some seriously good bones that saved it from the wrecking ball!

Davy on Feb 22, 2012:

that. is. amazing! and lol @ that introduction.

cariann on Feb 22, 2012:

That is pure magic!!!

CapreeK on Feb 22, 2012:

Sara - My thoughts exactly! haha

Sara {House Bella} on Feb 22, 2012:

Holy crap!


CapreeK on Feb 22, 2012:

I KNOW..! It's  c r a z y  that this is even the same house.

Lizzie on Feb 22, 2012:

Ummmm....that is freaking amazing!!!

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