Reflections on a Petworth full house renovation

Reflections on a Petworth full house renovation

Roshani Kothari bought her Petworth home in 2007, in love with its charm. Ten years later, she's finished a major renovation of the property, a renovation that she undertook acting as the general contractor. Now Roshani plans to rent out part of the house and live in the other part.

Here's the story of the renovation and some tips if you're considering doing something similar to your home.

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Petworth rental: A newly renovated house on 4th Street

Petworth rental: A newly renovated house on 4th Street

Instead of a house listed for sale, here's a Petworth rowhouse at 4218 4th Street NW that's ready to move into as a rental unit. Live in a modern green home with a stunning view and garden in the heart of Petworth.

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Featured property: an adorable rowhouse at 121 Rock Creek Church Road

Featured property: an adorable rowhouse at 121 Rock Creek Church Road

An adorable three bedroom, two and a half bath rowhouse at 121 Rock Creek Church Road NW is this week's Featured Property. It offers a great mix of old and new, with exposed brick, pocket doors, an open kitchen and dining room concept and more.

Open House is September 23 & 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

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Street Sense gets a new look, and new vests to help you find them

Street Sense gets a new look, and new vests to help you find them

Street Sense Media, the media center devoted to empowering those experiencing homelessness in Washington DC, has some changes coming. You probably recognize their homeless and formerly homeless newspaper vendors by their neon vests, which have become a staple of DC neighborhoods.  Now the newspaper and the vests of homeless Street Sense vendors are changing. Here’s why.

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Answers from Glen: leaks, leaks and more leaks

Answers from Glen: leaks, leaks and more leaks

Here's the next article in the Ask Glen! column, where readers can submit questions to local Petworth contractor Glen Sperling of Harmony Remodeling and get answers.

Today we look at a leaks, leaks and more leaks!

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Uncensored DC: The Library takes a creative approach to Banned Books Week

Uncensored DC: The Library takes a creative approach to Banned Books Week

Censorship is never acceptable in a democracy, which is why the DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week with a creative campaign called #UNCENSOREDDC. The theme this year is “Texts Against Tyranny,” and the Library is doing a scavenger hunt and hiding books that have been censored at one time or another across the District, along with a cool fundraiser in the Dupont Underground. Banned Books week is September 24-30th. Details inside.

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A faulty meter or a leaky toilet... which is the culprit for high water bills?

A faulty meter or a leaky toilet... which is the culprit for high water bills?

Last week Petworth News published an article about Petworth residents who discovered inordinately high water bills after DC Water replaced their water meters. One resident, Jonathan Nobil, had a water bill showing more than 29,000 gallons being used last month -- water he contends they didn't use. 

Now there's talk that it may be a faulty meter causing the problem. 

DC Water followed up with an email to Mr. Nobil on Thursday afternoon with a veiled threat, and to Petworth News with an angry email suggesting we not publish a follow-up. 

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D September meeting

The following agenda is for the next Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D public meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30pm. ANC 4D hosts their meetings at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in the Multipurpose Room. 

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Featured property: Renovated rowhouse at 641 Gallatin St NW

Featured property: Renovated rowhouse at 641 Gallatin St NW

A wide end-unit row house with a renovated, open-concept interior and a finished basement make 641 Gallatin Street NW an amazing opportunity for someone looking to move to Petworth. This inviting home, built in 1926 and completely renovated in 2014, provides elegant and functional spaces, outfitted with every modern convenience.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4C's September meeting

Draft agenda for ANC 4C's September meeting

The following agenda is for the meeting of September 13, 2017 of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C. 

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Did you find some lost toys at Celebrate Petworth?

Did you find some lost toys at Celebrate Petworth?

A little 11-month old Petworthian girl lost her toys at Celebrate Petworth on Saturday somewhere along Upshur Street. Apparently she just learned the art of throwing your toys out of the stroller. What fun!

Did you happen to find them?

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Answers from Glen: questions about basement leaks and new porches

Answers from Glen: questions about basement leaks and new porches

This is the first article in the new Ask Glen! column, where readers can submit questions to local Petworth contractor Glen Sperling of Harmony Remodeling and get answers.

Today we look at a leaky basement and a new porch. 

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