No, George Washington did not sleep here. But Count Sergei Tolstoy — great-grandson of Leo — was a frequent overnight guest at 3201 Garfield St. NW, allegedly invited by one of the young ladies who lived there at the...
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...
A prelude to the massive redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus is nearing completion: New town home-style condominiums have opened as Georgia Row at Walter Reed and are selling quickly. Visitors were allowed to tour...
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...
Most builders of prefabricated homes don’t like to highlight the way their houses were constructed, given that it’s widely seen as the cheap alternative to creating a home on-site. But a new local company, the Dupont Circle-based Prefab Partners firm,...
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...
The District is famously unaffordable, particularly in the Northwest neighborhoods with the highest demand. But does the classic real estate mantra of “location, location, location” mean that homebuyers on a budget have no chance of owning property in Chevy Chase...
Last month’s D.C. home sales increased 31.9 percent compared to October 2016, and the median sale price of $550,000 was an October record, according to a report by the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. Amid the high pricing and...
Balance. We seek it in our lives and in our meditation practices. If we’re lucky, we can create it in our home, where harmony between design and function is an architectural virtue. The Victorian row house at 1619 13th...
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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