What makes a home great? And who decides what the criteria for greatness are anyway?Boyce Thompson, that’s who. Author of The New New Home, which the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) named book of the year, knows...
The secret to Georgian architecture’s timeless appeal is in its symmetry and sense of proportion. Expansive windows bordering a centered front door with columned portico suggest gracious, well-lit interiors adorned with restraint and style. That aesthetic lives on in...
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...
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....
Attention, “Fixer Upper” fans: you don’t have to travel to Waco, Texas, to find sophisticated farmhouse chic. A particularly inviting example is located on a leafy street in Shepherd Park, off the increasingly hip-and-happening Georgia Avenue corridor.  While not a Chip and...
The first thing you need to know about the stone and cedar Colonial at 4934 Indian Lane NW (Spring Valley) is that it was once owned by General Omar Bradley. It appropriately reflects all the gracious proportions, elegant details,...
If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the sound of children as they run up and down the stairs to their classrooms. And that is by design. In their transformation of the James B. Edmonds School from learning...
By: Amanda Menas After Hurricane Florence awoke a need for District residents to be more prepared to protect their homes, the D.C. government spoke out about the District’s resilience. Kevin Bush, D.C.’s chief resilience officer, reports that with the increasing frequency...
By: Amanda Menas For people who are searching for homes in D.C., there is a place for everyone. Rental markets are incredibly fluid as new faces migrate in and out every year with election cycles and college graduations. Wards 1...
By: Amanda Menas As the city moves toward a future projected to include one million residents by 2045, development in all sectors is inevitable. Specifically, issues of affordable housing, the homelessness crisis, and ever-increasing gentrification were brought to the forefront when...

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