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...
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...
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...
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...
The Columbia Residences condominium complex is proof that there really are second acts in American life. Or, at least, in real estate. The legacy century-old structure, which started life as the Columbia Hospital for Women, was stunningly reinvigorated in...
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...
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...
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...
Every single minute of every single day, Realtors have to be on call. Their phones are practically a part of them and if they put them down even for a few minutes to take a break from answering questions...
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...

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