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High on Their Lofty Spaces on the Hill

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

Jamie Brown and Kyle Hamblin say they won't be buying another 17-foot Christmas tree this year.



Community Spirit Is Hallcrest's Hallmark

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

In the mid-1990s, Hallcrest Heights in McLean appeared to be heading downhill.



Tradition Remains Solid In Bethesda Neighborhood

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

For 69 years, the two-story stone and timbered stucco cottage looked down from a knoll onto the Bethesda neighborhood of Woodhaven.



On Par With the Good Life in Mitchellville

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

When Mark Branch first saw Woodmore's tranquil 67-acre lake, rolling golf greens and stately homes several years ago, he told himself that he was going to live in that neighborhood someday.



Development Straddling I-95 Proves a Big Draw to Families

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

Scott and Kelly Hauff feel pretty good about the house they bought last year. In July, the couple purchased a Colonial in Emerson, a rambling new residential, commercial and office development taking shape in North Laurel. Price tag: $604,000.



Round Hill Captures Loudoun's Old Spirit

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

Pam and Gary Oldham were not prepared for what a 21-mile move last August would teach them about community and adaptability.



Finding the Good Life Right Where You Left It

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

When Jim Davis graduated from Pennsylvania State University, he figured he was leaving for good. But more than 50 years later, he's back, this time for retirement.



Coleson Cluster Keeps Focus on Interaction

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

When Galen Mook, 8, didn't arrive home at the expected time, Sarah Larson, his mother, began making calls around their Reston neighborhood.



Susanka's Signatures -- and Surprises -- Fill Demo Home in Orlando

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

Are you the type who likes a "what you see is what you get" kind of house?



The Palisades of the Potomac

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

Architectural variety in houses usually results in a variety of homeowners, and in Northwest Washington's Palisades neighborhood, that's what you find.



Suburbs' Birthplace: A Dream Displaced

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. -- More than 50 years ago, World War II veterans and their families swarmed to Long Island for the single-family homes and green lawns of a new, affordable, middle-class dreamland called suburbia. These days many of their grandchildren can no longer afford to live there.



Nature and History Are Good Neighbors

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

Four hundred yards from the Laurel/Bowie ramp on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is the aptly named community of Montpelier Woods.



A New Guide Walks Homeowners Through the Process of Building 'Green'

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

You want to build an environmentally sensible house -- one that is "green," with good indoor air quality, energy efficiency and, wherever possible, materials that are environmentally benign.



Touching Base on Burke Street for 70 Years

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

In 1951, Willie Bowman paid one Mr. Albright $15,950 for a modest brick rowhouse on Burke Street SE.



Fireplace Earns Spot In Many Remodelings

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

MILWAUKEE -- A growing number of American homeowners have a burning desire for fireplaces.



World War II Housing: Divided Then United

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

Gasoline rationing and Jim Crow laid the groundwork in during the early days of World War II for the Montgomery County neighborhoods of Cabin John Gardens and Carver Road.



Big Ideas for Small Lots: 3 Architects Put Show-House Creations to the Test

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

You don't have to be a genius to know what's going on in the home-building business today.



The Oddity, The Ecstasy Of the Little Lost Lane

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

When serious snow blankets the area, residents of tiny Hawkins Lane in North Chevy Chase don't wait for the county plows.



Home-Affordability Measure at 4-Year Low in 2004

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

The affordability of U.S. homes fell to a four-year low last year as a surge in prices offset lower mortgage rates, the National Association of Realtors said this week.



Mantua Residents Put Down Roots

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:17:01 GMT

With its tall, old trees, large lots and houses set back from sidewalk-free streets, Mantua looks more like a rural neighborhood than a 1,642-home community not far outside the Beltway in Fairfax County.