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Logan Circle House Tour Celebrates Neighborhood’s Modern and Historic

Accompanying images can be viewed in the November 2016 issue pdf

By Nathan Woods*

Imagine yourself inside a giant organ. No, not that kind of organ. A pipe organ. Hold on to that thought. The Logan Circle Community Association (LCAA) is inviting DC residents and visitors to attend its 38th annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 4th between  1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Each year attendees have come away delighted by the stunning architecture, unique interior design, world-class art, and the wonderful company of fellow house enthusiasts. And this year isn’t going to be any different.

Well, it’s going to be a little different. As part of this year’s tour, The Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes on Massachusetts Avenue at 12th Street, NW will be inviting guests into their new organ loft, and, even into the organ itself. It’s the perfect place to hear the story of how the new organ came to be, after its predecessor fell (thankfully not on a Sunday) into the pews below.

We can’t forget about the houses, of course. The self-guided tour includes nine properties, and yes, as always a Wassail Reception with refreshments at the Studio Theatre located at 14th and P Streets, NW during the event. As always there will be wandering singers, a harpist, and of course the wonderful organ music.

One home, especially, featured this year will challenge your sensibilities and ignite your imagination. The owner has painted the walls in vibrant, dramatic hues, selected inviting and contrasting fabrics for the furniture and window coverings, and commissioned several pieces of exotic wood furniture that have been hand-crafted into works of art.

LCCA has sponsored the house tour since 1978 and relies on the proceeds to continue its philanthropic and community building efforts throughout the neighborhood.

$30 advance sale tickets are now available for purchase; $35 day of the tour tickets will be sold starting at 12:30 p.m. at Studio Theatre. To become a house tour patron or benefactor, or to learn more about LCAA, visit

*Nathan Woods is a nearby Pennsylvania resident who frequents Logan Circle and has been smitten by its beauty and lively scene so much that he was tapped by the house tour organizers to prepare their article. Thanks also to Annalese Parks, LCCA’s communications director, for her assistance in co-coordinating this coverage.

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