Category Archives: Favorite Houses

Our Favorite Brookland Houses – Tropical Bungalow Edition

Bunglalow Front Porch Brookand NE Washington DC

The amount of color all around this classic Brookland bungalow just makes me smile and brings thoughts of the Caribbean or Latin America. The couple who lives here have cultivated a garden that is varied and gorgeous – fig trees, vegetables, and the beautiful dogwood in front. There is a lovely shed in the back (and we all know how I am a sucker for those). The hammock on the front porch is the finishing touch  to this tropical oasis in the middle of Brookland!

Our Favorite Brookland Houses – Everything And The Picket Fence Edition

 

Beautiful front porch brookland NE Washington DC

I just love the color scheme of this house – and look at the gorgeous details on the porch – who wouldn’t love to come home to that? The light fixture, red double front door, and porch swing scream old-timey romance, to me, anyway 🙂 I’ll bet this house gets tons of natural light throughout as well. Top it off with a perfect white picket fence, and I’m smitten.

Sneak Peek – Progress On Brookland’s Round House Renovation

Brookland Historic Round House Renovation NE Washington DC

Everybody seems to know Brookland’s  “Round House” – the unique historic home built in 1901 at 1001 Irving Street NE. It has been under renovation  for a while, but now one can really get a sense for what it will be like when completed. After getting a tour today, my opinion can be summed up in 3 words: wow, stunning, and beautiful. Before the renovation there was quite a bit of water damage and rot throughout the roof and structure. This negative has been turned into a positive as now there are skylights, and huge windows throughout. The biggest change  is the centerpiece skylight  at the pinnacle of the roof that floods the home with natural light, and the 12 foot addition on the back of the house that also lets in a ton of natural light and has added quite a bit of living space.  The house now has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Two bedrooms on the second floor have full baths en suite and the other two bedrooms share a full bath. The first floor has an expansive open living space  with a kitchen, half bath, closet, and laundry room. The most remarkable thing about the house is how open and airy it is. Although there are windows everywhere, it still feels private due to the mature landscaping. One of the biggest challenges with this renovation is simply the fact that all the walls are curved, making the installation of sheet rock and molding more difficult than your average home. Some of the nice amenities that come with this renovation are the huge master suite, tons of recessed lighting as well as central air and heat. There is still more work to be done such as installing appliances, completing the plumbing, finishing the floors and staircase, and landscaping. All I can say is that this a gem, and I will be envious of the lucky people who end up living here!

Our Favorite Brookland Houses – Back At The Ranch Edition

Unique Houses Brookland NE Washington DC

Roosters, totem poles and cacti – oh my! This great house reminds me of my college days in Tucson, AZ. I loved the way many houses in the southwest invite the outdoors in. This house has the best of both worlds – huge upper windows that let the sun in, and the privacy the indoor shutters provide. The southwest look is completed with an amazing (and I imagine relatively care free) rock garden studded with cacti and an eclectic assortment of garden sculptures. Fantastico!

Our Favorite Brookland Houses – Easy Breezy Edition

Large Homes Brookland NE Washington DC
Impressive, bright, and great attention to detail

I was meandering around today when I came upon a house that I have admired ever since I have moved to Brookland. The thing I love the best is the killer patio, plus I have always been a sucker for outdoor curtains. Because this house is set up high from the street it creates an a feeling of privacy and stature. I just love those huge first floor windows. The property is very nicely and crisply landscaped, not too much, not too little.