… The lower level of the home is a big rec room with a wine fridge and a wet bar, so just resign yourself now to hosting every Super Bowl party for the next decade. There’s also a sauna down here, so instead of hitting the gym and dieting (ugh) for 10 weeks the next time you have to be in a friend’s wedding, you can just wait until the week before and sweat off twenty pounds in here like a high school wrestler making weight.
For DC insiders, there’s a lot to this city –– there’s old and new architecture, an art scene, plenty of history, food and drinks to enjoy, culture abound, and so much more. To tourists, sometimes DC can seem less multidimensional –– they know our home for its monuments and cherry blossoms. And while yes, we’ve all seen the monuments, it’s safe to say there’s more to our city that meets they eye (or that goes in a tour book)…but that goes for the monuments, too. So what don’t you know about some of the cities most famous sights? You might be surprised. Here are some little-known facts about one of the most famous monuments here: The Lincoln Memorial. … THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL
Keeping tabs on a city like DC can seem daunting –– there are so many moving parts to keep track of and so much that’s changing on a regular basis. And while your commute home might be filled with more “When did that open?” and “Has that always been there?” moments than you’d like to admit, one thing’s for sure: It’s easy to stay interested in this humble abode we like to call home. One of the most exciting and buzzed about developments on DC’s calendar as of lately is The Parks at Walter Reed. … DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE PARKS AT WALTER REED
As you might have heard, if you don’t live in a remote mountain cabin with no internet, Lebron James has taken his talents to Los Angeles. Lebron (yes, I’m going to refer to him by his first name) is arguably the most popular athlete on the planet, and one of the richest, too. His Nike deal is rumored to be worth a billion dollars, and the NBA contract he just signed is for $153 million over four years; that breaks down to about half a million dollars per game, or ten grand per minute. What kind of house does a guy like this buy when he moves to one of the most luxurious cities in the world? A pretty nice one. … INSIDE LEBRON JAMES’ $23 MILLION LA MANSION
Some people try to pretend like they’re not interested in real estate –– like a home is simply about a roof over their heads, nothing more. But, put those same uninterested folks in the midst of a house well built, decorated, and maintained and you can see their energy shift. Their productivity shine. Their mood lifted. The fact is, the space you’re in matters –– and that’s why there are awards and recognitions galore for the spaces that inspire. One of the most respected voices in the industry belongs to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), which gives prestigious awards out annually. Recently, the AIA noted their picks for 2018’s Housing Awards, acknowledging the most notable residential projects built in the last year. … THE BEST RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE AROUND: AIA’S 2018 HOUSING AWARDS
Mass transit: It’s great to have, in a I-love-to-brag-to-my-friends-that-live-in-places-with-less-planned-infrastructure kinda way. But, also it’s the root of 105.3% of your recurring complaints re: living in a city. The truth about taking the DC metro is that it’s all fun and games until you actually need it. Then you’re left huffing and puffing, running for the Red Line only to find out that it’s actually not working and you’ll have to walk to your destination, starting by putting one foot in front of the another in the direction from which you came. Yes, the underground doesn’t come without its trials and tribulations. However, one DC startup is out to make train-bound commutes a little easier, with the gift of foresight. The company? TransitScreen. … DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: TRANSITSCREEN
You don’t have to live in a tiny apartment to be space-challenged. Any part of your home or apartment can give you trouble this way, whether due to the layout of the room, the types of belongings you have or any other reason.
In my home, built in 1952, my kitchen’s layout was the problem. One wall has cabinets, a sink and the fridge. The facing wall has more cabinets and the stove. One short wall has a door to the outside, and the other has, well … nothing. … HOW TO SAVE SPACE IN YOUR KITCHEN