In Northwest DC, a house gets ready for its moving day

When you think of a mobile home, you might think of a crammed living space on wheels.

But how about a two-story, 2,500-square-foot home on the move? It’s something you might see if you’re in Cleveland Park.





The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home — which has been sitting for generations at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Macomb Street Northwest — is moving.

The Craftsman-style home was built in 1901 and has since been a cornerstone of the area.

Now, developers want to use that prime corner space. But because it is a historic home, they couldn’t just raze it. The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board said they would approve the plan to allow the construction as long as the home was preserved.

So it’s being moved.

But it isn’t moving far. It will be turned to face Macomb, instead of Wisconsin, then shifted down the road just a bit to fit in with other single-family homes already along the road.

A six-story multifamily housing complex will take over the lot after the home is moved.



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Michelle Murillo

Michelle Murillo has been a part of the WTOP family since 2014. She started her career in Central Florida before working in radio in New York City and Philadelphia.

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