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...
This town is a city of side streets — full of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them detours leading to architectural and other unexpected finds. One such hidden treasure is the semi-detached yellow brick home at 2514 Mill Road NW in Georgetown. As one...
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...
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...
Everyone knows the Blaine Mansion—the imposing, red-brick Queen Anne villa at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and 20th St NW. (Fun fact: it was built in 1882 for three-time presidential hopeful, James G. Blaine, a Republican from Maine, and...

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