The Capitol Hill Home

1st Place, David Parkes

In anticipation of the 65th anniversary of the Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour, the Society sponsored a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home”.

The results are in: Congratulations to the winners: David Parkes, Patrick Serfass, and Margit Leiner-Henry and runners-up: Maria Helena Carey, Jill Baranik, and Heather Bien.

Participants were invited to illustrate what they think “makes a home a Capitol Hill home.” Many were inspired by the January snow storm, including Serfass, who submitted an igloo under a night sky. There are also bits of whimsy, architectural details, and gardens heralding spring.

All the finalists are on display at 

In a previous version of this story, we mis-captioned the photo awarded third place. It is by Margit Leiner-Henry. The Hill Rag regrets the error.