new series: east coast rows.

since moving east one year ago, i’ve fallen in love with the old fashioned and historic architecture of this coast.  the row houses that litter DC remind me of my favorite childhood book: “the big orange splot.”  the book tells the story of a neighborhood where all the houses look the same.  one family decides to stand out, and paints a big orange splot on the roof of their home.  they continue to build upon the color, until their entire house is covered in designs, and the other neighbors follow suit, bringing a whole new life to the neighborhood.

these row houses aren’t quite as crazy as that, but i love how two houses, identical in architecture, can differentiate themselves with a simple paint job.

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6 thoughts on “new series: east coast rows.

  1. first of all, love these. second of all, equally obsessed with the big orange splot. literally just thought about it last weekend walking near volunteer park as i was passing those apple green victorian houses with the pink and purple trim.

    • thank you! and yes, wasn’t that the best book? deb used it to teach me about individuality and it rocked.

      LOVE those houses near volunteer park.

  2. Love these pics, Lexie. I, too, fell in love with the old, east coast architecture when we lived in DC. I love what paint can do. These folks used it well.

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