“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” So said Jonathan Swift, who clearly was onto something. To everyone else, the brick house at 4401 W St. NW was ready to be torn down. It was old,...
Although it overlooks the delightful green space and neighborhood secret of Dinosaur Park (aka Carolina Park), this Palisades home is far from old or “prehistoric.” The cool gray shingle and stone house at 5620 Sherier Place NW is a...
The first thing you need to know about this home is that the rooms — apart from the kitchens and bathrooms — are mere suggestions. And this is by design. Mexican architect Manuel Parra worked with the owners to...
Kent is having a moment. This gracious neighborhood, a stone’s throw from Maryland and Virginia, has long been known for its diversity of architecture and homeowners. Unlike many other upscale D.C. communities, it never had restrictive covenants barring Jews...
There’s a sense of opening-night excitement as you enter the grand lobby of 2501 M St. NW. Backstage, construction continues at an intense pace, but the front of the house all is serenity and sophistication. Lofty ceilings; walls of...
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...
The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its 50th annual house tour on Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s tour will focus on the 16th Street Historic District’s varied architectural styles, which range from three- and...
The Palisades Village will feature eight homes in Kent as part of the aging-in-place group’s fifth annual house tour on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The selected homes reflect various architectural styles and interior designs. Advance tickets...
In a city that celebrates colonials and other traditional house styles, contemporary homes stand out. With their sleek lines, oversized windows and occasionally edgy angles, they demand your attention — both as a place to live and as art to...
The adjectives “cute” and “small” do not exactly promise elegance and refinement. But to the owner/architect behind the renovation of 3124 38th St. NW, these elements presented just the challenge he needed to restore the multi-unit Cleveland Park town...

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