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...
It seems hard to believe in today’s fractious times that Congress ever reached agreement on anything, much less a green and environmentally friendly policy. Yet the Woodland Normanstone neighborhood, which came about as an act of Congress in 1910,...
By Avery Anapol, Current Correspondent In the District and numerous other U.S. cities, decades of racial inequality have been linked to housing-related discrimination — from rules that explicitly blocked certain races from buying or renting a given property, to mortgage...
Sometimes, more is really more. Especially when it comes to the Victorians for whom no design embellishment -- from the bustle to the balustrade -- was ever too much in the pursuit of beauty. This four-story row house at 1512...
Most builders of prefabricated homes don’t like to highlight the way their houses were constructed, given that it’s widely seen as the cheap alternative to creating a home on-site. But a new local company, the Dupont Circle-based Prefab Partners firm,...
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...
In the right hands, a white color palette can be a bold choice. The mid-19th-century Federal house at 3013 Dumbarton St. NW has been given not just a new coat of very white paint, but it has also been...
The classic brick colonial at 6643 Western Ave NW has what chefs and merchants in southern Louisiana call “lagniappe”— an unexpected flourish that lends an additional piquancy or pleasure to a meal or other purchase. Like an extra beignet, say,...
Childhood homes play an outsized role in our memories. Every room tells a story; every detail recalls an emotion. The grand neo-classical at 3212 Garfield St. NW is full of design elements that would enchant adults and children alike -...
The historic Wardman Tower has reopened after a thorough restoration, featuring 32 luxury condo units at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW. The two- to four-bedroom units range in price from $2.5 million to $9 million in...

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