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...
The white brick and black-shuttered home at 1314 28th St NW wears its age beautifully. Built in 1801, the semi-detached Federalist townhouse has been extensively redesigned and reimagined. It presents a spacious, light-filled interior. And it’s also a secluded...
The semi-detached rowhouse at 1411 29th St NW is a snapshot in time. Built circa 1860, it is an elegantly appointed and beautifully maintained showcase of Federalist architecture and design throughout—from the refined façade with corniced roof and traditional...
Jo-Jo and Chip Gaines (of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” fame) are not the only ones who know their way around the versatility of shiplap. The center hall Craftsman at 5163 Fulton St. NW - completely redesigned and custom built earlier this...
The first thing you need to know about this home is that the rooms — apart from the kitchens and bathrooms — are mere suggestions. And this is by design. Mexican architect Manuel Parra worked with the owners to...
Two Tenleytown duplexes, each with two homes that mirror each other, earned special distinction as landmarks in the National Registry of Historic Places in February. But Frank Perna Jr. — who owns three of the four homes at 4112-4118...
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...
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,...
Logan Circle’s charms are, by now, well known—a visual and experiential feast of commercial energy, cultural stimulation, architectural beauty and restful green space that makes it one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. A go-to and must-live-in destination. Case in...
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...

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