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...
Privacy, light and a blurring of boundaries between exterior and interior areas are hallmarks of traditional Japanese architecture. They are also key design principles that distinguish the serene and minimalist contemporary home at 7049 Western Ave. NW. Built in 1951...
The District’s compact size means that many leafy residential pockets sit a mere stone’s throw from thriving commercial areas. Unlike in many sprawling areas across the U.S., many District residents can walk to grocery stores, restaurants and public transportation...
With its showcase of architectural styles — Colonial Revival, Bungalow, Prairie, Mission, Victorian — and varied decorative details such as turrets, towers, Adamesque swags, Palladian windows and pilasters, Newark Street is one of the prettiest in Cleveland Park. Its...
Sometimes the road less traveled can take you in an entirely unexpected direction. A winding path lined with ornamental grasses and boxwood is the only hint of a home that’s tucked away off one of the Palisades’ main streets....
Like music, houses have their own rhythm—the scale of the rooms, their flow, the relationship between interior and exterior spaces, the harmony they bring to those who live within—all play a part. Case in point: the red brick Colonial at...
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...
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...
Across the street, the new headquarters of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church (“A progressive church in a progressive city”) is taking shape. Next door, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office sits in refined and serene splendor. And in...
By Avery Anapol, Current Correspondent In the District and numerous other U.S. cities, decades of racial inequality have been linked to housing-related discrimination — from rules that explicitly blocked certain races from buying or renting a given property, to mortgage...

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