Tag Archives: architecture

We Thought We Were Spared Sandy’s Wrath…

Apparently not. Last night, as Hurricane Sandy passed DC and we went to bed, I gave a sigh of relief that nothing had happened to our old house and that we were all safe.  I had heard a rip and a crash around 10 pm, but I thought it had been part of an old […]

October 26


History* The house was designed by Arthur B. Heaton (1875-1951) and built in 1912.  Somebody told me that the original architectural drawings of the house should be available at the Library Of Congress, but only by appointment.  I’ll post the drawings, should I find them. Arthur B. Heaton (1875-1951) Heaton, a prolific architect and designer with […]

October 25

Features I Love: Ceilings & Molding

Ceilings & Molding The ceilings and molding in the house are also beautiful and remain largely untouched since the house was built.   The crown molding in the first floor is made of either wood or plaster (?), and is original to the house. There are also chair rails on most of the walls. The […]

October 25

Features I Love: Floors

Floors This house has great features that mostly have not been touched since it was built. One of my favorite features is the floor in the entrance hall.  It is in amazing shape, considering it is over 100 years old.  I initially thought that it was just tile, but according to WASHINGTON, Houses of the Capital, where […]