At Home: The Door 

March 13, 2024

The door, as an architectural element, has saturated our psyches and language so fully that we barely notice it. Yet opening a door to reveal the space beyond it is […]

At Home: The Bathtub 

July 20, 2023

In 1917, the renown newspaperman, H.L. Mencken, published an article titled “A Neglected Anniversary,” in which he described the curious history of bathtubs in America. The “facts” in his piece […]

At Home: The Bed 

May 10, 2023

The concept of the bed — a flat, horizontal spot to rest — basically stayed the same throughout history. To our earliest forebears, “bed” was a pile of leaves on […]

At Home: The Evolution of America’s Dining Room  

March 8, 2023

  Our cover story for our March 2023 Real Estate Review print edition explores the history of America’s dining rooms.     In America, the dining room is completely dispensable. […]

At Home: Windows, Transition Between Inside, Outside  

October 11, 2022

Over the last several years, many of us retreated to our spaces and existed largely within the four walls of our homes. The sudden change in our daily routines affected our […]

Private Exclusive: Historic Home in Georgetown

December 5, 2019

This three-bedroom, three-bath home at 1423 36th St. NW has a double-sized, landscaped yard.

Antiques Addict: Buttoned Down With Antique Buttons

June 13, 2019

A perk of collecting buttons is that they can be found everywhere, from garage sales to flea markets and trade shows. They are relatively inexpensive historic artifacts, combining artistic merit and quotidian use.

Trivets Are Hot Collectibles

March 26, 2019

Picture a romantic, snowy evening: fireside, burning logs, shining brass firedogs and a hot iron trivet on the hearth. But, you may ask, what, exactly, is the trivet in that […]

Windsor Chairs: The Democratic Seat

January 25, 2019

Wherever the first Windsor chair came from, in the 18th-century American colonies it became known as the “democratic chair” of the independent American nation. The legend about its beginnings has […]

Samplers: The Artwork of Children

July 11, 2018

In 18th- and 19th-century America, samplers were used as an educational tool for girls from all social backgrounds, but the function of the finished product would differ. The proud parents […]