West Elm opens a new store on 14th Street

October 23rd, 2014

As though you needed another reason to head over to 14th Street NW, West Elm opened a sparkling new store Thursday on the District’s boulevard of urban cool.

Joining the hot restaurant scene and string of stylish home shops are West Elm’s capiz orb pendants and reclaimed wood dining tables. There’s a shimmer and whiff of the holidays in trees and ornaments set up near the front windows. The store, at 1728 14th St. NW, is the third area location for the Brooklyn-based chain of 67 stores.

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Benjamin Moore expert offers 5 suggestions for choosing paints, stains

October 23rd, 2014

Carl Minchew, vice president of color innovation and design for Benjamin Moore, brought his expertise in paints and stains to our Home Front online chat last week. Here are some of our favorite suggestions.

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Private Island Home Asks $30 Million

October 23rd, 2014

The home on Jumby Bay, a private island near Antigua, features beach access, outdoor games and two guest cottages.
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Philanthropist Selling San Francisco Home to Give Away More Money

October 22nd, 2014

Lorry Lokey, founder of Business Wire, has listed his Russian Hill apartment to get closer to his goal of giving away $1 billion
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Urban gardening: Work slows, but doesn’t stop, when October rolls around

October 22nd, 2014

When I toured the small garden of an urban nonprofit recently, I was smiling at the sight of the greens and herbs and tomatoes, asking questions and nodding, right up until the volunteer gardener said the following: “Of course, we’re putting it to bed for the season.”

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The slow-starting husk cherry surpasses itself

October 22nd, 2014

Every year I try out something new in the garden. It might be a hybrid making a heralded debut or an old-time crop making a comeback. This year’s experiment, husk cherry (Physalis pruinosa, also called ground cherry), is something of a wild child, not a cherry at all but an unimproved tomato relative. The golden, marble-sized fruits sport tufts of dry husk at one end, like little rabbit ears. They’re deliciously sweet with a bit of tartness and a flavor all their own and are often served as a tasty garnish.

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A Restored Villa on the Long Island Sound

October 21st, 2014

The home, constructed in 1913, pays homage to its history while featuring modern amenities like an indoor pool
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Viva Las Vegas Views

October 20th, 2014

An apartment on the 43rd floor of a building named after Dean Martin includes panoramic views of the Strip.
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Napa Valley Estate to List at $27.5 Million

October 17th, 2014

The 40-acre Pritchard Hill estate is surrounded by vineyards and offers picturesque views of the Valley
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Napa Valley Estate to List at $27.5 million

October 16th, 2014

The 40-acre Pritchard Hill estate is surrounded by vineyards and offers picturesque views of the Valley
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