Remember that wafer thin house we showed you being built in Clarendon? Well the builder has finished up and we finally managed to get a tour and check out how a house little more than 12 feet wide looks from the inside. Surprisingly, it’s not as cramped feeling as you would expect (of course there was no furniture inside yet).
The house sits on a very narrow piece of property which the architect only played up by making the house so tall and placing long windows throughout. But it’s those windows that make the house feel open once inside. Keep reading for the complete tour, including a very interesting and “open” bathroom…
The entrance is really a choice of three sets of doors along the left side of the house, which we imagine would be a little confusing for guests.
The kitchen is really top notch with a Wolf cooking range, but we wonder where a dinning table would go without blocking off most of the kitchen?
We have to say that once we were in the house, the hallways and stairs didn’t feel like they were any smaller to accommodate the building. As we said the huge windows really filled the house with light when we were walking around. The real question though is how it would look on a cloudy day or once the windows have coverings. Which brings us to the bathroom. Clearly unless you want the entire neighborhood watching you take a bath every day, window shades are going to be a must have for this house. Great bathtub though right?
What do you think? The builder is definitely banking on some cache with a price well over $1 million, but it is certainly a livable house and could accommodate people who want more than a sparse show room for modern design. [Photos: DCMetrocentric]