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Logan Circle House Tour Celebrates Neighborhood’s Modern and Historic

Accompanying images can be viewed in the November 2014 issue PDF

By Bill Smith*

In a tradition that spans seven mayors, seven presidents and over 40 feet of snowfall, the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) will host its 36th Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Tour will take guests through some of Logan Circle’s most breathtaking interiors, feature musicians and singers, as well as the always-warming Wassail Reception at Studio Theatre.

“Our tour-goers often tell us ours has become a favorite in DC, due to its diversity of properties and people, and our commitment to a great mix of architecture, interior design, art and history,” said LCCA President Tim Christensen. “We are especially proud of the Logan Circle Heritage Trail, unveiled last year, and prominently visible along the tour route.” The Trail is a 1.5-mile, self-guided walking tour marked by 15 signs, each with information and photos explaining the neighborhood’s history. Heritage Trail guides will be available at homes along the house tour itinerary.

One of the homes on the tour is located just off P Street in the epicenter of Logan Circle’s popular dining and shopping scene, but with the serenity of a quiet urban oasis. Situated on the back of the building, urban sounds are absent, yet all of the neighborhood’s conveniences are just steps away. The first floor boasts a large kitchen with glass and wood cabinetry and a living room. Twenty-foot-tall windows flood the space with light, and offer a perfect display space for art and furniture.

Elevated above the living room, the loft is outlined with open wire railing and provides a dramatic location for the dining table. The owner added a drywall ceiling with recessed halogen lights, which provides a warm contrast to the raw concrete ceiling found throughout the rest of the living space.

Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased at; tickets on the day of the tour will be available at the Studio Theatre for $35. Proceeds from the event will perpetuate LCCA’s longtime mission of improving the quality of life for residents and businesses in the Logan Circle area.

LCCA, established in 1972, has achieved a remarkable record of steadily improving the environment and the quality of life in the Logan Circle area. To learn more, visit

*The writer serves on the planning committee for the house tour.

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