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...
In Colonial Village, history is everywhere. This charming enclave, located at the northernmost tip of the city, features some of the finest examples of American Colonial architecture, inspired in part by Colonial Williamsburg. With grand homes, large landscaped lots and...
With Tudors, looks can be deceiving. Their decorative doorways, half timbering and steep pitched roofs suggest a throwback to 16th-century England, but, in truth, it’s a style more closely associated with those original “masters of the universe” — American...
Maybe the best time to enjoy 3220 Idaho Ave. NW is the summer — when the pool and hot tub are in all their shimmering glory. Or, perhaps, it’s the fall when the trees and shrubs are ablaze with...
No, George Washington did not sleep here. But Count Sergei Tolstoy — great-grandson of Leo — was a frequent overnight guest at 3201 Garfield St. NW, allegedly invited by one of the young ladies who lived there at the...
Sometimes the road less traveled can take you in an entirely unexpected direction. A winding path lined with ornamental grasses and boxwood is the only hint of a home that’s tucked away off one of the Palisades’ main streets....
In a city given to superlatives, “luxury homes” are a dime a dozen. (McMansions, we’re looking at you.) But, as fashion designer and style icon Coco Chanel once observed, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” The newly...
You can see California from this house. Really. The contemporary town house at 2104 R St. NW offers the three-season outdoor lifestyle and sleek design touches that are more at home in sunny Palm Springs than in the Dupont/Kalorama...
We’re often advised not to judge a book by its cover. The same can be said of houses. A colonial is a colonial, right? Unless, of course, there’s a more intriguing design story to be told just behind its...
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...

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