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...
Most builders of prefabricated homes don’t like to highlight the way their houses were constructed, given that it’s widely seen as the cheap alternative to creating a home on-site. But a new local company, the Dupont Circle-based Prefab Partners firm,...
Love is in the air. So let us now thank the Victorians, most especially today, for inventing the Valentine’s Day card. We should thank them, too, for their then-disruptive romantic notion that our homes, furnishings and clothing should strive...
The secret to Georgian architecture’s timeless appeal is in its symmetry and sense of proportion. Expansive windows bordering a centered front door with columned portico suggest gracious, well-lit interiors adorned with restraint and style. That aesthetic lives on in...

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