Deciding whether to take on the job of marketing a house depends on whether the real estate agent is drawn to something distinctive about that property.  At least that’s how Timur Loynab feels about his work. “I always look at...
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...
This town is a city of side streets — full of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them detours leading to architectural and other unexpected finds. One such hidden treasure is the semi-detached yellow brick home at 2514 Mill Road NW in Georgetown. As one...
Although it overlooks the delightful green space and neighborhood secret of Dinosaur Park (aka Carolina Park), this Palisades home is far from old or “prehistoric.” The cool gray shingle and stone house at 5620 Sherier Place NW is a...
Couldn’t get to Spain this summer? ¡No se preocupe! (no worries). The spirit of Spain (well, its architectural tradition) is alive and well in Foxhall | Berkley. The private villa at 1938 Foxview View Circle NW is surrounded by parkland and...
Everyone knows the Blaine Mansion—the imposing, red-brick Queen Anne villa at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and 20th St NW. (Fun fact: it was built in 1882 for three-time presidential hopeful, James G. Blaine, a Republican from Maine, and...
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...
Next time you are out and about, pay attention to the rhythm of the street. Notice how the buildings work together (or not): the harmony of architectural styles, their scale and proportionality. At first glance, the contemporary townhouse at 3611 R...
Houses, like their owners, have their own distinct personalities. Some are imperious and grand. Others, like this row house located in Observatory Circle (3831 Garfield St NW), are every bit as warm and inviting as this family-friendly neighborhood itself....
Few things are as pretty as an English garden. The home at 2244 Cathedral Ave. NW is blessed with not only a lovely profusion of plants straight out of an English garden, but also a view of Rock Creek...

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