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What makes a home great? And who decides what the criteria for greatness are anyway?Boyce Thompson, that’s who. Author of The New New Home, which the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) named book of the year, knows...
At first you think you’re seeing some exotic breed of bird — long, red objects perched on branches in the front yard. Actually, they’re bottles and the trees are “bottle trees,” a form of garden embellishment common in the...
After the Petworth Community Market complained that soaring parking meter fees were placing its operations in jeopardy, the D.C. Council is reviewing a bill to cap the charges billed to farmers markets. The bill — introduced by Council members Brandon...
In the right hands, a white color palette can be a bold choice. The mid-19th-century Federal house at 3013 Dumbarton St. NW has been given not just a new coat of very white paint, but it has also been...
While Glover Park celebrates news that a long-rumored Trader Joe’s will come to 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the neighborhood is dealing with the temporary loss of its Whole Foods Market, which abruptly shut down last week after apparent health...
The first hybrid sold in the United States was the 2000 Honda Insight. It backed up its innovative combination of gasoline and electric propulsion with futuristic space-pod styling. But its high price and two-seat capacity set it back against...
A river doesn’t exactly run through this Georgetown home, but it comes pretty close. The white brick row house at 3626 Prospect St. NW has been extensively renovated and reconfigured to focus attention on what is arguably one of the...
A few years ago, automotive journalists frequently cried out for more diesel-powered passenger cars to be sold in the U.S. Such vehicles offered the alluring promise of strong acceleration yet outstanding gas mileage, and steady engineering improvements that have...
Most of today’s subcompact crossovers are brimming with personality. There are sporty models like the Fiat 500X, Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3. There are rugged ones like the Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek. And there are those that make...
There’s a fairy-tale quality to the Wardman Tower. Located on one of Washington’s highest topographical points, the Woodley Park landmark has long occupied a unique vantage point in the cultural and architectural life of the city. From the grandeur...

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