Look closely at a pointillist painting and all you can see are individual dots of color. Pull back and your perspective changes as all those granular colors and patterns resolve into a harmonious whole. The four-level home at 4054...
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 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...
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...
Privacy, light and a blurring of boundaries between exterior and interior areas are hallmarks of traditional Japanese architecture. They are also key design principles that distinguish the serene and minimalist contemporary home at 7049 Western Ave. NW. Built in 1951...
The first thing you need to know about the stone and cedar Colonial at 4934 Indian Lane NW (Spring Valley) is that it was once owned by General Omar Bradley. It appropriately reflects all the gracious proportions, elegant details,...
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...
The District’s compact size means that many leafy residential pockets sit a mere stone’s throw from thriving commercial areas. Unlike in many sprawling areas across the U.S., many District residents can walk to grocery stores, restaurants and public transportation...
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...
By Avery Anapol, Current Correspondent In the District and numerous other U.S. cities, decades of racial inequality have been linked to housing-related discrimination — from rules that explicitly blocked certain races from buying or renting a given property, to mortgage...

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