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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....

Real Estate Matters – September 0917

Need to Reset? Having high standards and expectations is great for yourself, your employees, sports teams, Rose’s Luxury. But sometimes, like when you’re looking for...

The Historic Masonry Construction of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood built with brick. Almost every street is lined with colorful row homes built about 100 years ago. Though most...

Five Things to Know When Remodeling an Historic Home

Remodeling an historic house in Washington presents many challenges, but also abundant rewards. Data from Realtor.com and the National Register of Historic Places indicates...

Dear Garden Problem Lady

Can I grow a knockout rose in a pot? As Jim Shelar, a master of gardening in pots, so succinctly puts it, “What have you...

Up on the Roof

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly,...

Measuring the H Street Impact

Take a walk down the H Street NE corridor and you’ll see towering residential complexes along the 600 block, a brand new Whole Foods...

Captivating Entries

Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts...

Frager’s Joins ‘A Few Good Hardware Stores’

Nearly 100 years ago, a man named Fritz “Frank” Frager got laid off from work at the Navy Yard in DC. It was the...

Common Issues in Rowhouse Flat Roofs

Here on Capitol Hill the vast majority of roofs are flat. Flat roofs are common to commercial buildings, but residential flat roofs are rare...