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Redevelopment Proposed For ‘Flag House’

Patriotic house on Washington Blvd (photo by Katie Pyzyk)The house on Washington Blvd famous for hanging a giant American flag on its walls may be replaced with a four-story townhouse building.

The Ballston-area house, a duplex on the 4200 block of Washington Blvd near Washington-Lee High School, was built between 1895 and 1910, according to county documents. Its owners have submitted a site plan proposal for two semi-detached townhouses to take its place.

The proposal calls for the building to be demolished and replaced with a 4,707-square-foot, 43-foot-tall brick structure. The home’s solid-paneled doors, metal gutters, downspouts and other interior and exterior elements will be preserved as part of the redevelopment, according to the proposal.

The proposal is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission and County Board no later than November, according to county documents.

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