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...
From its rooftop deck overlooking the city’s monuments to the dramatic wood and marble Art Deco entry hall and lobby, the luxury condominium complex at 1010 Massachusetts Ave NW offers exceptional views—inside and out. Built in 2007, its postmodern...
Two Tenleytown duplexes, each with two homes that mirror each other, earned special distinction as landmarks in the National Registry of Historic Places in February. But Frank Perna Jr. — who owns three of the four homes at 4112-4118...
Every home starts with a vision. For the owners of the brick and stone colonial at 2166 Dunmore Lane NW, their vision included a courtyard, a pool and interior spaces that could accommodate entertaining on a grand scale as...
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...
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...
The Modern Architecture + Design Society will spotlight four Northwest homes on the inaugural DC-Metro Modern Home Tour on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three of the featured houses are the handiwork of Travis Price Architects,...
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...
These are the days when outdoor living comes into its own. That is assuming, of course, that the weather cooperates. The stone farmhouse at 4608 Davenport St. NW offers extensive living and entertaining space inside and out, graced with spacious rooms...
The classic brick colonial at 6643 Western Ave NW has what chefs and merchants in southern Louisiana call “lagniappe”— an unexpected flourish that lends an additional piquancy or pleasure to a meal or other purchase. Like an extra beignet, say,...

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