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Logan Circle House Tour Celebrates Neighborhood’s Historic and Modern

By Bill Smith*

The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) invites DC area residents and visitors to attend its 35th annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 8th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The self-guided house tour includes a Wassail reception from 1:00 pm on hosted at the Studio Theatre, 14th and P Streets, NW. The event is accessible via the U Street, Dupont, Mt. Vernon Square, or McPherson Square Metro stations.

“This year’s tour comes on the heels of the Logan Circle Heritage Trail launch, which highlighted not only where we are, but where we came from. To that end, we’ve included Victorians, renovated Victorians, new condos, and apartments in our tour this year signaling the continued change occurring in Logan Circle and a nod to the interweaving of the fabric of our community,” stated Jack Jetmund, 2013 House Tour Chair.

One of the homes on the tour is an incredible renovated Victorian located a couple blocks north of Logan Circle. As soon as you step inside the front double doors of this beautiful home, ultra contemporary design and sleek, sophisticated finishes abound. The living-dining-kitchen space is one large, contiguous area. Steel and warm wood built-ins surround the fireplace, adding depth and texture to the modern furnishings.

NOV - housetour(Logan)-pic2The showpiece of the room is the V-shaped kitchen island. It spans 17 feet in length, and is made of large sheets of striated carrara marble. Beyond the kitchen, there are several outdoor seating areas on multiple levels —- one of which is accessed by a catwalk. There is a carriage house as part of the property, and is used as a rental unit.

This year’s tour is comprised of 13 properties covering the entire Logan Circle area from 16th Street on the west, T Street on the north, 9th Street on the east and Naylor Court on the South.

LCCA has sponsored the self-guided house tour since 1978 and counts on the proceeds from it to continue the association’s philanthropic and community development efforts throughout the neighborhood.

To purchase tour tickets, or to become a house tour patron or benefactor, or to find out more about LCCA, visit

*The writer serves on the house tour planning committee as its communications director. The included photographs are courtesy of the homeowner.

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