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...
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...
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...
Mount Pleasant has that old-fashioned village vibe that appeals to longtime residents and new arrivals alike. Culturally diverse and community-minded, the neighborhood combines an array of home styles (bungalows, Victorians, low-rise apartments) with family businesses and quiet tree-lined streets...
This article was originally published Jan. 11, 2017. The Washington Business Journal reported May 25 that Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has purchased the home for $7,785,000, confirming a rumor published in Washingtonian last month. We’ve all been there. We...
There’s a fairy-tale quality to the Wardman Tower. Located on one of Washington’s highest topographical points, the Woodley Park landmark has long occupied a unique vantage point in the cultural and architectural life of the city. From the grandeur...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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