A pair of recent real estate transactions in Sheridan-Kalorama have attracted national headlines: the Obamas renting a house at 2446 Belmont Road NW, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner purchasing 2449 Tracy Place NW right around the corner. But...
It’s amazing what a makeover can do. Once an unlovely, abandoned apartment building dating from the 19th century, 2501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW was transformed 10 years ago into a stunning boutique condominium building with 16 one-of-a-kind residences outfitted with...
To every city, there’s a season. And in Washington, that season is spring — when the “city of trees” comes alive and we renew our attention to the green spaces beyond the four walls of our homes. With its...
Look closely at a pointillist painting and all you can see are individual dots of color. Pull back and your perspective changes as all those granular colors and patterns resolve into a harmonious whole. The four-level home at 4054...
Architectural style is an eminently renewable resource. The John McKenna House at 1412 34th St. NW is a beautiful example of Federal style, with its understated exterior, simple moldings and geometric lines. All of these features make the brick...
In 1875, Ulysses Grant was living at the White House, the notorious Boss Tweed had escaped his doleful New York prison cell for more hospitable climes in Cuba and Spain, and America’s one-percenters were building baronial manors inspired by...
Maybe the best time to enjoy 3220 Idaho Ave. NW is the summer — when the pool and hot tub are in all their shimmering glory. Or, perhaps, it’s the fall when the trees and shrubs are ablaze with...
This weekend, McLean Gardens will host a 75th anniversary celebration — commemorating the federal government’s purchase of the sprawling Wisconsin Avenue NW site to construct garden-style buildings for World War II workers, replacing the elegant summer home built by...
For many of us, French style is the epitome of chic. Whether on the runway or in the home, there is a seemingly effortless elegance that lends even the humblest element a certain jenesaisquoi. The four-level red brick row...
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...

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