Jo-Jo and Chip Gaines (of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” fame) are not the only ones who know their way around the versatility of shiplap. The center hall Craftsman at 5163 Fulton St. NW - completely redesigned and custom built earlier this...
With the death of Florence Knoll last month, it seemed fitting to devote this week’s column to a home that reflects the forward-thinking design aesthetic that informed her work and which remains visually and functionally relevant and appealing today. The...
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...
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” So said Jonathan Swift, who clearly was onto something. To everyone else, the brick house at 4401 W St. NW was ready to be torn down. It was old,...
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...
Yellow is having a moment. From fashion to furnishings, it says “fresh starts” and “new beginnings” in a way no other color can. The pale yellow-brick townhouse at 1724 35th St, NW is now living its new —and best—life. Built...
After years of surging housing costs, relief may be in sight for District homebuyers. Realtors are seeing signs of stabilizing prices in 2017 so far, due in part to a growing supply of new development in pockets of the...
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...
A colonial is a colonial is a colonial except when it’s “reinterpreted” by architect Newman Lewis and designer Skip Sroka. They gave the 1950s-era brick colonial at 4916 Rockwood Parkway NW a refreshing take on a classic style, with contemporary...
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...

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