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Susan Bodiker • 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 …
Want to Buy a Frat House? Just $3.9 Million
Robert Devaney • 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 …
Everything Old Is New Again
Susan Bodiker • 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 …
Architect David Adjaye: Beyond the Monumental
Richard Selden • February 10, 2017
*He Has Turned His Eye Toward Georgetown, Designing a Residential Building That Could Change How We See the Town*
Everyone agrees it’s monumental. That’s not always a compliment, though, even in Washington, D.C.
Occupying the last available site on the …
Wanna Eat Sushi Off My Garage Floor?
Wally Greeves • 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 …
Historic DC: Destiny and the Founding of a Capital
Donna Evers • 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 …
From HoJo to Boathouse
Richard Selden • September 2, 2016
The former Howard Johnson Hotel across from the Watergate complex is to become Boathouse, an apartment building with health-oriented amenities.
In recent years a George Washington University dorm, the property at 2601 Virginia Ave. NW was purchased from GW for …