The Timeless Elegance of the Barcelona Chair
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The Timeless Elegance of the Barcelona Chair The Barcelona Chair: A Testament to Timeless Design  In the realm of modernist design, few pieces of furniture have captured the imagination and admiration of both designers and enthusiasts alike as the Barcelona chair. Created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reih for the 1929 International Exposition held in Barcelona, this chair is more than a piece of furniture—it's a piece of history. A Revolutionary Creation The inception of the Barcelona chair was driven by a desire to merge functional simplicity with unparalleled elegance. Its desi ..read more
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Mid-Century Modernism: Washington Metropolitan Area's Architectural Treasure and Its Market Impact
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 Mid-Century Modernism: Washington Metropolitan Area's Architectural Treasure and Its Market Impact Washington, D.C., and its surrounding areas have long been a canvas for architectural innovation, where historical reverence meets modernity. Among the styles that have left a significant mark on the region's landscape is mid-century modern architecture. This design movement, which spanned from the mid-1940s to the late 1960s, emphasized simplicity, functionality, and a harmonious blend with nature. In the Washington metropolitan area, several architects stood out for their contributions to ..read more
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Old Town Alexandria February Spotlight
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It is one of the nation’s enduring visitor destinations as well as a favorite place to live, work and play. Located right on the western banks of the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria is the historic seat of the City of Alexandria. With its scintillating blend of antique homes, upscale shopping boutiques and top-rated restaurants, it’s certainly a delightful place to spend the day, and/or evening. But those who come to pay a visit, often wish they could stay for good. Alexandria was founded in 1749, raided by the British during the War of 1812 and saw significant action during the Civil War ..read more
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5 Modern Secrets to the Home Selling Process
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The thought of selling your home can be overwhelming—so many steps and variables It’s also important to recognize that the real estate business is always evolving and adapting. Organization and prioritizing will go a long way when it comes to easing your frustrations. But taking advantage of new tools and techniques is also integral as you seek to maximize your return. Establishing a modern home selling process is important across the country. But it is absolutely crucial in highly competitive real estate markets such as Washington, DC and its metropolitan neighbors including Alexandria and Ar ..read more
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5 Reasons to Live at Muse in Old Town Alexandria
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Muse in Old Town Slated for a 2021 delivery, the new Muse condominium project in Alexandria’s Old Town North has been described by its developers as Artful Living. There’s more to the slogan than typical marketing jargon, as its location is in the city’s Arts Corridor. With 73 luxury condos for sale scheduled to deliver by the end of the year, the development is being shepherded by Carr Companies, with exteriors by SK&I Architecture based in Bethesda, and interior design from ADG of Alexandria. What are some good reasons for prospective buyers to scope Muse out? Let’s dig a little deeper ..read more
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Watermark’s Boutique Condos, Where Old Town Meets the River
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Watermark in Old Town With a prime location along the historic waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, a new chapter in residential living begins. Watermark is a boutique condo development with just 18 upscale homes for sale with floorplans from 2,675 to around 2,900 square feet of living space. Sales prices have ranged from $2,995,000 to $3,595,000. The handsome five story brick building at 205 Strand Street was developed by the IDI Group and designed by Rust Orling Architecture of Alexandria. While the facades reflect Alexandria’s traditions, they are also imbued with modern flair. Before getting ..read more
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5 Reasons to be Impressed by Dylan Condominiums in Old Town Alexandria
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Dylan Condos at Potomac Yard in Old Town Alexandria With condo sales slated for Spring 2021, Dylan has been described as a new vision for refined living at Old Town Alexandria’s Potomac Yard. As many already know, the historic location was once one of the nation’s busiest railyards, and has since been transformed into a vibrant mixed-use residential and shopping community. Potomac Yard sits at the edge of the Potomac River, and is also adjacent National Landing—the new home of Amazon’s HQ2. Developed by FORTIS after a purchase from Pulte Homes, Dylan’s twin six-story buildings offer handsome b ..read more
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22 West, Designed to Meet Its Environment
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22 West Was Uniquely Designed Old cities can present certain dilemmas when it comes to new commercial or residential developments. This is particularly true in a place like Washington, DC where the unique design of the original roadways poses extra challenges. A case in point is 22 West with its luxurious condos for sale in the West End neighborhood, where a lot of land became available, but its shape and location was hindering redevelopment.  Located at 1177 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 To understand more fully, you have to go back to Washington, DC's original planning by Pierre ..read more
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City Center, Creature Comforts During Uncertain Times
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The Unique City Center Bubble Community If ever a community concept fit a particular era, it’s City Center in Washington, DC with its chic modern condos for sale. Officially spelled CityCenterDC, the mammoth development in Downtown DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle is a bubble community in the truest meaning of the phrase. No, there isn’t a glass dome encapsulating it. But it is certainly a place where you can live, work, dine and shop, without leaving its bounds. That ultimate convenience has taken on added importance during a unique period in time that introduced new concerns and novel terminology ..read more
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The Mid-Century Watergate Endures as a Vital Washington Destination
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The Iconic Watergate Community It has been nearly 58 years since the Watergate complex first broke ground and 50 years since its completion. History may best remember the sprawling waterfront property as the site of the nation’s most famous political scandal, with the 1972 break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters leading to the impeachment and resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.  Intrigue aside, the luxurious residential cooperatives for sale at the 10-acre complex certainly endure as elite places to live. There has always been a distinct sense of style associated ..read more
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