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...
The Forest Hills neighborhood is unique, even by Washington standards. Bordered on one side by the wild beauty of Rock Creek Park and on the other by Connecticut Avenue’s more civilized pleasures, it is also home to a stunning array...
When local real estate agent Jordan Aquino bought himself a house two years ago, he chose a historic home that had been freshly renovated by a “flipper” — a developer who purchased the property to upgrade and quickly resell...
What makes a home happy? Good bones? Attractive landscaping? A warm and welcoming neighborhood? Homeowners’ memories? In the case of 3815 Veazey St. NW, it’s all of the above. This home, one of the previous owners said, would be...
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...
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...
Sometimes, more is really more. Especially when it comes to the Victorians for whom no design embellishment -- from the bustle to the balustrade -- was ever too much in the pursuit of beauty. This four-story row house at 1512...
Every once in a while, it’s what’s outside — or atop — a house that makes it stand out from the crowd. True, the brick Federal at 1928 35th Place NW has plenty of interior charm and luxe, but...
According to James M. Goode’s beautifully illustrated and highly informative “Best Addresses: A Century of Washington’s Distinguished Apartment Houses” (published by Smithsonian Books), the National Mall isn’t the only place to see - and appreciate - our iconic monuments. Throughout...
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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