‘This is the real thing’: ‘Exterior house painting’ by Edward Hopper

The Washington Post article The real estate giant Edward Hoppers home in the heart of the District’s urban center has been decorated in a painting by his late wife, the city said Monday.

The Hoppers painted a two-story home at a popular neighborhood park in the District in 2001 and a second one in 2003.

The painting on the home was done by artist Edward Hopping, who died in 2013.

The house in the Northwest neighborhood was sold to a family that has owned it since 2007.

“The Hopping home in Northwest is an icon of urban renewal and restoration and a fitting tribute to the artist who designed and built it,” Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said in a statement.

The home in Southeast Washington has been a fixture in the city for nearly two decades, and its colorful exterior was inspired by Hopping’s work.

In 2003, the Hoppers sold the home for $1.2 million to a man who has since moved in with his family.