Neither do condominimum associations.

November 1, 2011

Real people don’t hire architects and neither, it would appear, do condominium associations.  Somewhere an architect used humble materials to carefully work out this modernist gem, a discovery on many levels.  Cheap, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condos in a park like setting in the  the DC area, what a find?  To bad about the, hotel awning and utility service fished up through the dirty CMU screen.  Most condo associations could increase property values by keeping an architect on call.


  1. In case anyone is wondering, there are about 6 buildings in this complex, all of them architectural gems with 2, 3 and even 4 bedroom units. The location is Annandale, VA.

  2. Okay, I need help. What is CMU?

    • Jeffre – thanks for your thoughtful comments. CMU is architect speak for concrete masonry unit, i.e. concrete block.

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