Deciding whether to take on the job of marketing a house depends on whether the real estate agent is drawn to something distinctive about that property.  At least that’s how Timur Loynab feels about his work. “I always look at...
In a city that celebrates colonials and other traditional house styles, contemporary homes stand out. With their sleek lines, oversized windows and occasionally edgy angles, they demand your attention — both as a place to live and as art to...
Attention, “Fixer Upper” fans: you don’t have to travel to Waco, Texas, to find sophisticated farmhouse chic. A particularly inviting example is located on a leafy street in Shepherd Park, off the increasingly hip-and-happening Georgia Avenue corridor.  While not a Chip and...
You know what they say about people in glass houses: They have all the best views. And to anyone passing by the Westlight, the new all-glass condominium building at 1111 24th St. NW, the views of and inside this distinctive...
We’re often advised not to judge a book by its cover. The same can be said of houses. A colonial is a colonial, right? Unless, of course, there’s a more intriguing design story to be told just behind its...
The adjectives “cute” and “small” do not exactly promise elegance and refinement. But to the owner/architect behind the renovation of 3124 38th St. NW, these elements presented just the challenge he needed to restore the multi-unit Cleveland Park town...
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...
There’s more than meets the eye in the grand Tudor at 4400 Garfield St NW. Far more. From the storybook stone and timbered façade of the main residence to the delightful guesthouse and pool beyond, the home is an...
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...
There’s a sense of opening-night excitement as you enter the grand lobby of 2501 M St. NW. Backstage, construction continues at an intense pace, but the front of the house all is serenity and sophistication. Lofty ceilings; walls of...

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