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Kitchen Renovation in a Historic District Home

Washington D.C. has over 30 designated neighborhood historic districts spread over all four quadrants of the city including Capitol Hill. Architect Bruce Wentworth, AIA...

Frager’s Reopens Friday on Pennsylvania

On Friday, May 3, an iconic piece of the Capitol Hill community returns home. Historic Frager’s Hardware returns to 1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, to...

Don’t Forget These Five Things When Remodeling

I have been remodeling homes in the DC metro area since the 1980s. I meet with hundreds of homeowners each year to discuss their...

Happy 100th Birthday, Frager’s!

A Capitol Hill icon is about to celebrate its 100th birthday. Frager’s Hardware (1115 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will mark their centenary with a month-long...

Capitol Hill Murals – Walking Tour

Capitol Hill is home to many dazzling (some, quite literally) works of art, painted on the exteriors of homes and businesses. Some murals are...

The Blue Castle

You may have wondered about the large blue building standing in the Navy Yard at 8th and M streets SE. What is its purpose...

Galvanized Piping Problems

Many Capitol Hill homes are over 100 years old, yet most were built with freshwater piping systems that have a relatively short life expectancy....

Guerrilla Gardeners Give Triangle Parks a New Look Hill

This fall, the Guerilla Gardeners brought back to life two triangle pocket parks near Potomac Gardens and Hopkins Apartments. These are located at 12th...

Annual Ladies’ Ace Hardware Night 

In partnership with the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID), Fifth Street Ace Hardware, 1055 Fifth St. NW, is hosting their Seventh Annual...

Amenities Drive Luxury Rental Choice

As in many parts of the District, the Hill and nearby neighborhoods have seen their fair share of new luxury apartment buildings. Representatives of...
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