braaaaaaaaaaaah t1_j5p7f55 wrote

I would pay premium for ornate exterior detailing. When I bought, I made sure to replace oak with oak when replacing damaged trim and the things that mostly had to be replaced were the cheap windows and shingles that had been added in the meantime. I dream of those rowhouses in Bloomingdale on Rhode Island with the awesome lintels/keystones over their entryways, and those seem relatively simple compared to some of the brickwork in Dupont. I think they're cast, so it shouldn't be all that expensive if a builder/supplier already had the molds.


braaaaaaaaaaaah t1_iyb9p5j wrote

The problem was cars going 40+ in the same lane as runners. This goes a bit of the way towards addressing that. It’s not like NPS is willing to spend any money on basic amenities at their DC parks anyway, so I’ll take this.