DC Wants to Change How We Measure Basements – and It Could Be a Big Deal [Greater Greater Washington] These changes could threaten the existence of the English Basement apartment, which is as quintessentially DC as the half-smoke, mumbo sauce, and an annoying guy in a bow tie quoting the Heritage Foundation. We need to fight for our rights to live in a dim, moldy dungeon.
A Rare Look Inside an Innovative Architect’s Homes [Architectural Digest] I love this house, but it’s so beautiful that it would be intimidating to live in. There’s no way I could spend an entire day in that massive great room, playing Xbox in my Spongebob pajama pants.
Makerspaces and Expression Zones: DC’s Cultural Plan Unveiled [Urban Turf DC] When cities are filled with artists, they’re desperate to attract rich people. When cities are full of rich people, they’re desperate to attract artists.
The Bitcoin Bubble Meets Real Estate [Mashable] I was sure I had an inside track on Bitcoin’s investment potential, since I knew it was the main method that criminals use to quasi-legally buy luxury real estate. And yet my investment still somehow tanked 50% overnight. I never thought my financial health would be so dependent on Colombian druglords and Russian kleptocrats.
Real Estate Futurist Predicts 24-Hour Office Buildings [Westfair] If I had been able to work a midnight to 8AM office job, I’d be a 15-time Employee of the Month instead of a guy who’s been fired from 15 jobs.
These Are All the Homes the Members of Trump World Have Bought In DC [Washingtonian] Jarvanka are paying $15K a month for that?! Maybe all those mean things about them in “Fire and Fury” are true after all.