Capitol Hill Restoration Society Announces Winners

The photographer, Patrick Serfass, notes that “We use Bloom on our lawn which is made at DC Water in their biogas system from all our and your ground up food waste in your garbage disposal and the digested food waste we flush down our toilets.” – The lawn does indeed look well-nourished.

In anticipation of the 66th annual Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) held a photo contest, “The Capitol Hill Home” with pairs of House Tour tickets for the winners.

Photographers were invited to submit a visual representation of what they think makes a home a Capitol Hill home.

With over 50 entries, the judges had a very difficult time choosing a winner, finally selecting two: Nan Raphael in first place, with her photo of a streetscape reflected in a puddle at Lincoln Park; and Bobbi Krengel, a very close second, with a beautiful seasonal shot of the Unit Block of 7th Street NE.

These and all the other finalists are posted on the CHRS website: and coming soon on Instagram: CapitolHillRestorationDC.

Love the photos, but think you can do as well or better? Start setting aside your best shots for next year’s contest.