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It’s hard to break into a market where an established competitor has such strong name recognition. Among gas-electric hybrids — vehicles whose gasoline engines are assisted by an electric motor — everyone knows the Toyota Prius. Similarly, the Nissan...
When the first-generation Kia Soul appeared as a 2010 model, it was an unexpected smash hit. In hindsight, it's easy to see why the Soul was so appealing: This tall little hatchback offered a high seating position, spacious interior,...
The Kimpton Donovan Hotel in downtown D.C. debuted redesigned events spaces last month, including the newly constructed Bradlee Room. In keeping with the journalism-inspired theme of the 1155 14th St. NW hotel, the new meeting space is named after The...
The Modern Architecture + Design Society will spotlight four Northwest homes on the inaugural DC-Metro Modern Home Tour on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three of the featured houses are the handiwork of Travis Price Architects,...
The beige stucco home with sea green shutters at 2800 Adams Mill Road NW is a perfect example of French Eclectic style that wears its heritage with lightness and grace. The style was fashionable in the 1920s and 1930s, after...
When choosing between two size classes of vehicle, there are generally two main factors to consider. First, there's the obvious: Larger vehicles tend to have more space, providing additional room for passengers and cargo. But another consideration is that bigger...
Couldn’t get to Spain this summer? ¡No se preocupe! (no worries). The spirit of Spain (well, its architectural tradition) is alive and well in Foxhall | Berkley. The private villa at 1938 Foxview View Circle NW is surrounded by parkland and...
When Honda last redesigned its Odyssey minivan, for the 2011 model year, the automaker threw out the old van's familiar boxy shape. That new Odyssey was lower and wider, boasting an aggressive, hunkered-down stance and an unusual window-line that...
D.C.’s changing landscape has brought a new vibe (and some gentrification controversy) to long-established neighborhoods, as well as a whole new purpose to older structures whose original use is long past the sell-by date. Such is the case with 11Park...
JINYA Ramen Bar opened a new location in Logan Circle last week, bringing the national chain its second restaurant in the Washington area and the first within the District itself. Located at 1336 14th St. NW, the 4,000-square-foot restaurant covers...

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