Perched above the street and tucked away behind a green wall of privet, holly and boxwood is a private retreat you would not be surprised to see in Viejo San Juan or on Miami’s Collins Avenue. The recently renovated...
By: Elaine Bole In 1977, Margaret Lewis moved to Washington, D.C. from England. At the time, Lewis was a 37-year-old married woman raising three children. Her husband was the newly appointed Director of Pathology at Georgetown Hospital. Little did she know...
Chapman Stables has undergone many transformations. Once a horse stable, then a coal yard and, most recently, a parking garage, the 1916-era building is now a stunning example of adaptive re-use—a 114-unit pet-friendly condo complex that seamlessly blends vintage...
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...
The secret to Georgian architecture’s timeless appeal is in its symmetry and sense of proportion. Expansive windows bordering a centered front door with columned portico suggest gracious, well-lit interiors adorned with restraint and style. That aesthetic lives on in...
A colonial is a colonial is a colonial except when it’s “reinterpreted” by architect Newman Lewis and designer Skip Sroka. They gave the 1950s-era brick colonial at 4916 Rockwood Parkway NW a refreshing take on a classic style, with contemporary...
Houses, like their owners, have their own distinct personalities. Some are imperious and grand. Others, like this row house located in Observatory Circle (3831 Garfield St NW), are every bit as warm and inviting as this family-friendly neighborhood itself....
Attention, “Fixer Upper” fans: you don’t have to travel to Waco, Texas, to find sophisticated farmhouse chic. A particularly inviting example is located on a leafy street in Shepherd Park, off the increasingly hip-and-happening Georgia Avenue corridor.  While not a Chip and...
The first thing you need to know about the stone and cedar Colonial at 4934 Indian Lane NW (Spring Valley) is that it was once owned by General Omar Bradley. It appropriately reflects all the gracious proportions, elegant details,...
If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the sound of children as they run up and down the stairs to their classrooms. And that is by design. In their transformation of the James B. Edmonds School from learning...

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