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Logan Circle House Tour to Showcase the Area’s Restoration and Renewal

By Bill Smith*


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The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) invites DC area residents to attend its 33rd annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 4th from 1 to 5 p.m. This year’s theme, “Restoration & Renewal,” reflects the revitalization of the Logan Circle neighborhood and the ongoing improvements that continue to define the community as a premier place to live.

More than 10 unique properties that represent a mix of historical architecture and modern renovations will be open to the public for the self-guided tour. Relish the architecture, interior design, and art during an afternoon of sights as well as live music and a Wassail reception with refreshments at the Studio Theatre at 14th and P Streets between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

“The Logan Circle neighborhood has undergone, and continues to undergo, tremendous change,” says Dara Duguay, this year’s house tour committee chairperson. “This change has been a very positive for the community as homes are being restored and new businesses are opening. As you walk around the neighborhood, you can just feel the vibrancy.”

On the tour is an 1800s Victorian home that has been restored to its original grandeur by its recent owners while adding a striking contemporary touch throughout. Also featured is an 1877 home built in the Second Empire style that was remodeled in the 1980s and boasts much of the original interior detail, including its wood moldings and a graceful, curved staircase which ascends toward the skylight overhead.

For a more modern feel, tour-goers can visit The Metro on picturesque Church Street. The penthouse features a unique, sun-drenched open living space and views to the east and west. The owners have made judicious use of glass furniture to give the room a more open feel, including a glass dining table.

Since 1978 the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) has been hosting the annual house tour, the proceeds from which continue the association’s philanthropic and community development efforts throughout the neighborhood. To find out more about LCCA, visit or find them on Facebook (LCCA.DC) or Twitter (@LCCA_DC).


*The writer is a Logan Circle resident and serves on the house tour planning committee as its communications director.




How and Where to Obtain Tickets


Tickets are available for purchase for $25 in advance on the LCCA website ( or on the day of the tour, starting at 12:30 p.m., at the Studio Theatre, 14th and P Streets, NW for $30.

Advance tickets can also be purchased at the following locations: Ace Hardware (1055 5th St.), Azi’s Café (1336 9th St.), Barrel House Liquor (1341 14th St.), and Logan Hardware (1416 P St.) For more information, call (703) 298-2888.


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