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...
A colonial is a colonial is a colonial except when it’s “reinterpreted” by architect Newman Lewis and designer Skip Sroka. They gave the 1950s-era brick colonial at 4916 Rockwood Parkway NW a refreshing take on a classic style, with contemporary...
What makes a home happy? Good bones? Attractive landscaping? A warm and welcoming neighborhood? Homeowners’ memories? In the case of 3815 Veazey St. NW, it’s all of the above. This home, one of the previous owners said, would be...
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...
These are the days when outdoor living comes into its own. That is assuming, of course, that the weather cooperates. The stone farmhouse at 4608 Davenport St. NW offers extensive living and entertaining space inside and out, graced with spacious rooms...
From its rooftop deck overlooking the city’s monuments to the dramatic wood and marble Art Deco entry hall and lobby, the luxury condominium complex at 1010 Massachusetts Ave NW offers exceptional views—inside and out. Built in 2007, its postmodern...
As one of Washington’s most sacred spaces, the Washington National Cathedral inspires more than just souls. Its influence is seen and felt in many of the homes in the surrounding neighborhood, where stone arches, patterned brickwork and lush gardens...
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...
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...
Sam Pardoe, the mid-century Washington, DC builder, was legendary for putting surprise details like hidden stairways, pass-throughs or corridors in every home he designed. Wittingly or otherwise, the new build at 2939 Stephenson Place NW in Chevy Chase channels...

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