Watermark: A Hidden Treasure in Old Town

November 30, 2020

Ever since the 13th century, artists have used watermarks to sign their work. Then as now, a watermark signified ownership and pride. The new Watermark condominium has put its own distinctive stamp on Old Town, Alexandria. Among all the …

Have Yourself a Cozy Holiday Season — Without Leaving Georgetown

November 19, 2020

It goes without saying: this year has been, well, different, to say the least. Many would even call it rough.

With the upcoming holiday season, stores around the country are hoping people will still spend money during the most festive …

Potomack Company Opens Georgetown Branch

November 12, 2020

The Potomack Company, a leading D.C.-area auction house since 2006, has expanded to Georgetown. The new office, at 2326 Prospect St. NW, is across from Peacock Cafe and Cafe Milano in the former home of Ann Hand Jewelry Design. Potomack …

Featured Property: 199 Main St., Washington, Virginia

October 29, 2020

As someone who grew up in a historic home, I can attest there really is nothing like the experience. Now that I’m old enough to appreciate real estate, our featured listing, offered by Gloria Rose Ott and Rachael Duvall of …

Turning the Page on 34th St.

October 15, 2020

“Our house was the community house, the one where everyone came at the end of the school day, on Halloween, on July 4,” recalls Cheryl Reibel, owner of the traditional-on-the-outside, unexpected-on-the-inside clapboard row home at 1641 34th St. NW. …

Georgetown Commercial Real Estate Shifts to Smaller, More Vibrant Start-Ups

September 17, 2020

As national-brand retailers declare bankruptcy across the United States and the coronavirus pandemic has triggered the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression, the commercial real estate sector in Georgetown has not been immune to recent market downturns. Given Georgetown’s …

Tennis, Anyone? Soon at Montrose Park

September 10, 2020

They’re done! The two brand-new, green-surfaced, hard-court tennis courts at Montrose Park. At least they look done. But they are not open yet. 

“An initial walk-through meeting with the contractor was held last week and a punch list was developed

D.C. Renaming Proposals Scrutinized

September 3, 2020

What do Hyde-Addison School, Stoddert School and Key School — as well as the Jackson Arts Center and Key Bridge Boathouse Center — have in common? Their names are on the chopping block, thanks to a D.C. commission on renaming …

Aspire House Tour: Doing Good By Design

August 20, 2020

If COVID has kept you housebound the past five months and you are desperate for décor inspo (or something new to look at), mark your calendar for an exciting house tour that starts this weekend and runs through mid-September.

Aspire …

Live and Learn

August 13, 2020


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, …