port of harlem snippets

January 27 - February 9, 2006


This Old House to Feature Black Architect Genell Anderson, AMAR Group

genell anderson the amar group hspace=5 vsace=5 align=left>This Old House, the Emmy    Award-winning series and the leading media authority on    home-improvement and renovation, will chronicle the rehabilitation of a    circa 1879 Italianate brick rowhouse in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw    neighborhood, just ten blocks from the White House.  Charged with    the overhaul of the two-story building is architect<a href= This Old House will feature Genell Anderson of The AMAR Group, LLC and “Mike” Mahvi, owner of Venus Construction, a Washington, DC-based contracting company.

Port of Harlem featured Anderson on our August 2004 - October 2004 cover.  Anderson also participated in our well-attended Build / Renovating Your Own Castle Seminar in Fall 2004 and will participant in a repeat of the mini-symposium in September 2006.  There are about 1,500 licensed Black architects in the United States.  Anderson is one of the few that is Black, licensed, and female.

The Washington project team also includes Mi Casa founder Fernando Lemos and project director Elin Zurbrigg. Mi Casa is a  nonprofit organization that purchases, renovates, and sells city buildings at below-market rates to low-to-moderate-income families.  Mi Casa hopes to sell the house to a moderate-income family on its long waiting list, specifically someone that could not otherwise afford to purchase a house in the area.

The This Old House Washington, D.C. project premieres exclusively on PBS Thursday, February 9, 2006 in the first half of the This Old House Hour at 8p ET (check local listings or thisoldhouse.com).  This Old House magazine will feature the Washington, D.C. project beginning with the May 2006 issue (on sale May 1). In addition, thisoldhouse.com will highlight progress on the job site 24/7.

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