Live and Learn

August 13, 2020

SMART TECH AND SOPHISTICATED STYLING CREATE A HOME THAT’S READY FOR ANYTHING There’s more to 1639 35th St. NW than meets the eye. From the outside, the traditional white colonial offers no surprises. With its black shutters and gracious porch, it is the very model of an early 1900s Georgetown home, albeit with a herringbone […]

Out of Many, One

February 26, 2020

A GEORGETOWN ROW HOUSE WITH A STORIED PAST COMES INTO ITS OWN. The serene Federalist at 1431 33rd St NW is a jewel box of a house with an unusual pedigree. Built in the early 1820s, it was gifted to several generations of the original owner’s (somewhat litigious) family and eventually became a multiunit apartment […]

Cool Spaces

January 30, 2020

The traditional office is getting a makeover. Gone are the cube farms, walled-in offices and rigid hierarchies. Today’s workspace embraces collaboration, wellness, sustainability and all the comforts of home. Almost a century ago, architect and Memphis Group founder Ettore Sottsass declared, “If you have good design, you will have a better society.” Architects and designers […]

Want to Buy a Frat House? Just $3.9 Million

January 15, 2020

It’s not very often that one gets a chance to buy a genuine, big piece of Georgetown history — and a fraternity house, no less, owned by Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity. “It’s time to sell,” said Terrence Boyle, general secretary of Delta Phi Epsilon, who will retire next year. “It’s the end […]

Everything Old Is New Again

December 4, 2019

BEHIND ITS TRADITIONAL FAÇADE, AN 18TH-CENTURY TOWNHOUSE LUXURIATES IN A THOROUGHLY MODERN MAKEOVER. Nicholas Hedges, the builder behind Evermay, would be pleased. His own residence, built in 1780 and located just a few blocks from the fabled estate, has now been given the star makeover treatment, thanks to an impeccable restoration led by Akseizer Design […]

The Fall Market: Q&A With Brokers

November 6, 2019

For this edition of The Georgetowner’s Fall Real Estate Special, we asked real estate brokers a few quick questions to assess the current situation.

Architect David Adjaye: Beyond the Monumental

February 10, 2017

The latest version of Adjaye’s design for the Levy Group’s West Heating Plant project will be unveiled at a March 9 meeting at the Four Seasons.

Wanna Eat Sushi Off My Garage Floor?

October 6, 2016

Sleeping 15 feet above a continually cracking garage floor for over 20 years finally produced one too many radon nightmares for me to ignore any longer. Structural dreams that ended with my dogs waving at me from a slowly detaching concrete iceberg on their way to “the wild” were starting to affect how I felt […]

Historic DC: Destiny and the Founding of a Capital

September 7, 2016

After the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers had to choose a capital city. The place we now know as Washington, D.C., was not everybody’s first choice. In the late 1700s, it was primitive, lacking infrastructure, hot and swampy. There were wooden plank streets in many neighborhoods so pedestrians would not have to walk through the […]

From HoJo to Boathouse

September 2, 2016

Once a hotel used to stake out the DNC, later a GW dorm, the Virginia Avenue building will become apartments.