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 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...
The Palisades Village will feature eight homes in Kent as part of the aging-in-place group’s fifth annual house tour on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The selected homes reflect various architectural styles and interior designs. Advance tickets...
In a city that celebrates colonials and other traditional house styles, contemporary homes stand out. With their sleek lines, oversized windows and occasionally edgy angles, they demand your attention — both as a place to live and as art to...
The adjectives “cute” and “small” do not exactly promise elegance and refinement. But to the owner/architect behind the renovation of 3124 38th St. NW, these elements presented just the challenge he needed to restore the multi-unit Cleveland Park town...
After years of surging housing costs, relief may be in sight for District homebuyers. Realtors are seeing signs of stabilizing prices in 2017 so far, due in part to a growing supply of new development in pockets of the...
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,...
The District is famously unaffordable, particularly in the Northwest neighborhoods with the highest demand. But does the classic real estate mantra of “location, location, location” mean that homebuyers on a budget have no chance of owning property in Chevy Chase...
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...
Toward the end of his life, architect and product designer Michael Graves turned his attention to accessibility. Partially paralyzed as a result of Guillain-Barré syndrome, he brought his personal experience and considerable aesthetic to reimagining hospitals, schools, residential communities...

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