The beige stucco home with sea green shutters at 2800 Adams Mill Road NW is a perfect example of French Eclectic style that wears its heritage with lightness and grace. The style was fashionable in the 1920s and 1930s, after...
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...
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...
With its showcase of architectural styles — Colonial Revival, Bungalow, Prairie, Mission, Victorian — and varied decorative details such as turrets, towers, Adamesque swags, Palladian windows and pilasters, Newark Street is one of the prettiest in Cleveland Park. Its...
The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its 50th annual house tour on Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s tour will focus on the 16th Street Historic District’s varied architectural styles, which range from three- and...
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...
Last month’s D.C. home sales increased 31.9 percent compared to October 2016, and the median sale price of $550,000 was an October record, according to a report by the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. Amid the high pricing and...
The elaborately ornate townhouse at 2019 Q St. NW is an outstanding example of Italian Renaissance Revival style—its imposing limestone façade is embellished with such classic details as center arch and pilasters, stone carvings, clay tile roof with corbels...
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...
The District’s compact size means that many leafy residential pockets sit a mere stone’s throw from thriving commercial areas. Unlike in many sprawling areas across the U.S., many District residents can walk to grocery stores, restaurants and public transportation...

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