Capital Houses: Historic Residences of Washington D.C. and Its Environs, 1735-1965

Capital Houses: Historic Residences of Washington D.C. and Its Environs, 1735-1965
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Capital Homes examines the history of Washington s domestic architecture over a period of almost 250 many years by way of an exceptional assortment of 56 historic residences: 44 in the District of Columbia and twelve in its Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

In 10 meticulously comprehensive chapters, each devoted to a particular architectural period, Goode traces their stylistic advancement, from the first Georgian illustration Mount Vernon (1735) in Fairfax County, Virginia to one of the city s ideal Midcentury Moderns, the Kreeger Home (1966) on Foxhall Road in Washington.

A amount of residences, like the Georgian landmark Hayes Manor, the Stickley-developed Dumblane, the Arts and Crafts-fashion Granger Cottage, and an Art Deco gem, the Mounsey Home, are printed listed here for the first time.

A comprehensive introduction outlines critical historical influences and trends and delivers insightful political, social, and artistic commentary.

Capital Homes is profusely illustrated with new color pictures by Bruce M. White, which are complemented by restored period photos and personalized-drawn flooring strategies. Comprehensive maps, commissioned specifically for this e-book, give an overview of Washington s all 22 historic districts and emphasis separately on Dupont Circle, Sheridan-Kalorama, and Georgetown the place the majority of the residences in the e-book are found.

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Capital Houses examines the history of Washington s domestic architecture over a period of nearly 250 years through an outstanding collection of 56 historic houses: 44 in the District of Columbia and 12 in its Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

In ten meticulously detailed chapters, each dedicated to a specific architectural period, Goode traces their stylistic development, from the first Georgian example Mount Vernon (1735) in Fairfax County, Virginia to one of the city s best midcentury Moderns, the Kreeger House (1966) on Foxhall Road in Washington. A number of houses, including the Georgian landmark Hayes Manor, the Stickley-designed Dumblane, the Arts and Crafts-style Granger Cottage, and an Art Deco gem, the Mounsey House, are published here for the first time. A detailed introduction outlines important historical influences and trends and offers insightful political, social, and artistic commentary.

Capital Houses is profusely illustrated with new color images by Bruce M. White, which are complemented by restored period photographs and custom-drawn floor plans. Detailed maps, commissioned specially for this book, give an overview of Washington s all 22 historic districts and focus individually on Dupont Circle, Sheridan-Kalorama, and Georgetown where the majority of the houses in the book are located.

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