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The Erie, a building at 2351 Champlain St. NW, just down the street from our offices, offers “light-drenched condos,” “rooftop retreats,” and parking, all of which sounds just fab.

I’m not so sure about another amenity, though, the “undulating courtyard walls soaring to 45 feet.” That sounds like something out of Poltergeist!

Maybe it’s lovely and canyonlike, but I’ll bet they don’t get a lot of Californians moving in. This is what I think of when I hear “undulating walls.”