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...
You don’t have to go very far to find artistic expression in Dupont Circle – and we are not just talking about the Phillips Collection or the many other galleries and cultural venues tucked away on side streets throughout...
This town is a city of side streets — full of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them detours leading to architectural and other unexpected finds. One such hidden treasure is the semi-detached yellow brick home at 2514 Mill Road NW in Georgetown. As one...
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...
What makes a home great? And who decides what the criteria for greatness are anyway?Boyce Thompson, that’s who. Author of The New New Home, which the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) named book of the year, knows...
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....
■ Monday, Oct. 2: Deane Madsen, founder of the BrutalistDC blog, will discuss “Brutalist Architecture in Washington, D.C.” She will highlight notable and contentious buildings amid the rise of Brutalist architecture in the District. Noon. Free. George Washington University...
To every city, there’s a season. And in Washington, that season is spring — when the “city of trees” comes alive and we renew our attention to the green spaces beyond the four walls of our homes. With its...
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...
Balance. We seek it in our lives and in our meditation practices. If we’re lucky, we can create it in our home, where harmony between design and function is an architectural virtue. The Victorian row house at 1619 13th...

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