Modern master Richard Neutra built this house on the edge of Rock Creek Park.
With a perilously limited budget, high school friends Casey Patten and David Mazza set about making the second and third floors of their three-story brick building into a pair of 850-square-foot, three-room bachelor pads.
When Justin Sullivan and Christine Ju stumbled upon this house in Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, it was in clear need of an update. "It only had one bathroom, a kitchen that hadn't been touched since the 60s, and a small backyard that had become overgrown with weeds and had a rusty chain link fence," Sullivan says. It was originally 1,800 square feet, but the couple expanded it to 2,400 with the addition of a basement.
This Instagram snapshot we love, posted by @viajera4eva, depicts a lineup of super colorful row houses in Washington DC.
Daniel Pink and his wife, Jessica Lerner, have lived in DC since the 1990s, when he was a speechwriter and she worked for the Justice Department. They’d lived happily in a tiny colonial until their needs changed—they both quit their jobs to work from home, and they had three kids. They wanted a modern configuration, but, as Daniel puts it, “Most houses here occupy the narrow aesthetic band between traditional and ugly/boring.” Together, they worked to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district.”