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....
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...
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...
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...
If the Earl of Grantham and his extended family (upstairs and down) were ever to decamp from Downton Abbey to D.C., the grand manor home at 3101 Chain Bridge Road NW would do very nicely for their new life...
Every once in a while, it’s what’s outside — or atop — a house that makes it stand out from the crowd. True, the brick Federal at 1928 35th Place NW has plenty of interior charm and luxe, but...
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...
A pair of recent real estate transactions in Sheridan-Kalorama have attracted national headlines: the Obamas renting a house at 2446 Belmont Road NW, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner purchasing 2449 Tracy Place NW right around the corner. But...
Chapman Stables has undergone many transformations. Once a horse stable, then a coal yard and, most recently, a parking garage, the 1916-era building is now a stunning example of adaptive re-use—a 114-unit pet-friendly condo complex that seamlessly blends vintage...
Perched above the street and tucked away behind a green wall of privet, holly and boxwood is a private retreat you would not be surprised to see in Viejo San Juan or on Miami’s Collins Avenue. The recently renovated...

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