Whoever last decorated this craftsman home in north Capitol Hill had a penchant for patterns. No room in this house goes unadorned—usually with stripes, but checks get the job done in some cases. If the stripes are too subtle, the decor goes above and beyond with patterned top borders.
Not that the home needs extra adornment. Built in 1910, it’s full of design features from the era, including French doors, vaulted ceilings, and multiple wood-burning fireplaces.
On the main floor, a red-striped gathering space with a built-in window bench opens up to a checked-floor sunroom on one side and a conspicuously sparse living room on the other, anchored by a white fireplace with a mantle.
The kitchen, which includes a small dining nook, is more subtle than many of the rooms, but still features striped wallpaper above the white cabinetry.
Upstairs, vaulted ceilings add an extra dimension to the decor—especially apparent in the bedrooms, which all open up to balconies at the front and back of the home. In one, a striped accent wall holds a fireplace. The other features a warm color scheme, but nowhere for actual flames.
Despite some more contemporary finishes—stripes, some more late-20th-century lighting—it still retains some of the subtler details of the era, like a stained-glass window in one of the bathrooms.
All together, the home has four bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. In this neighborhood, it’s hard to find something of this size under seven figures—but this home is listed at $825,000.
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