Friday, September 21, 2012

Must See Georgetown Row House!


The Washington Post's Jura Koncius hit it out of the ball park yesterday with her feature on decorator Michele Evan's Georgetown row house she shares with husband Council member Jack Evans and their six children.  Tearing down the walls of the 18 foot wide first floor, a large living area was created with this incredible kitchen taking center stage.  This may be my favorite kitchen of 2012. Notice how Michele repeats the strong rectangular lines throughout the space.  Love those spot-on perfect pendant lights. (Photography by Katherine Frey)


In addition to being beautiful, the kitchen is unique and functional. There's a built-in coffee maker and a potting area with a soapstone sink and fabulous brass bridge faucet.


A dining area with a limestone table is nestled in the front bay window overlooking the street.


A neutral palette of soft creams and grays with touches of caramel create a restful living space.  I'm noting the balls in the fireplace - wonder what they are made of?



Michele created an incredible backyard with large dining and outdoor tv lounge area.  The article notes that with their patio heaters they can use the space 8 months of the year and last year hosted Thanksgiving dinner outside for 18.

Be sure to check out the full Washington Post article here, where you can also see the library ladder in the kitchen, the breakfast area, renovated basement and much more. Hope you have a great weekend.

17 comments:

Haute Indoor Couture said...

I missed the Post feature yesterday, thanks for sharing. What an amazing house!!

for the love of a house said...

Absolutely fabulous house. The design is perfection. Though I do think the garden sink area is a bit cutsey for an otherwise very sleek current house- it seems too small to do any real kind of planting (jmho;)
happy weekend!
joan

Kristin Peake Interiors said...

What a beautiful space!I am loving the backyard, how perfect is that space for this time of year?!

Henhurst Interiors said...

A beautiful house and so many good ideas here for conserving space and making the most of what you have to work with. The full article is worth a read - I know I am going to be looking into the robotic vacuum. I have two hairy dogs!
All best,
Phyllis

pve design said...

yes, that is a must see. i feel like I am having one of those where's waldo moments?
So much to take in....
pve

Squeak said...

What a gorgeous home! But 6 children!? Is 6 the new 2?

My Notting Hill said...

Squeak - Hi. They're a blended family, three children and triplets whose mother passed away from cancer. The Post article features the space made for bedrooms.

maryland said...

Didn't like the tv in the garden; then saw there were 6 kids. They can have a tv in the garden.

Tricia Rose said...

I think the balls in the fireplace are lava rocks, just big ones!
Love what Maryland says about the tv in the garden, it's probably strategic!

home before dark said...

This was truly lovely. Adored the personal touches in the kitchen. Just beautiful!

Squeak said...

My Notting Hill - thank you! It never occurred to me it was a blended family (I'm still living in the Stone Age, obviously). It's a beautiful house for what sounds like a beautiful family.

columnist said...

It is indeed a beautiful house and I like the monochromatic decoration. I do have one pet peeve, and that's about the picture hanging either side of the fireplace....alignment. Quite easy to fix, and strange because obviously care and thought has gone into hanging the set of six; the top line of these need to move up to align with the map(?) on the lhs. I'd be inclined the align all three groups, but that's just me!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

GWA...jus!

LOVE...no, WANT this one!

Nancy said...

I love this home! It is so pulled together and makes so much sense to have the whole floor in view of the kitchen.
My favorite is the metal windows with door to the backyard!
Have a great see.
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

JoHetzel said...

Looks like a gorgeous home, the garden looks great too! http://www.ukhomeinteriors.co.uk/

Harbor Homestead & Co said...

I'm in love with this outdoor space and the "potting shed" in the kitchen! Lovely photos, enjoyed reading your blog this morning.
Krishtia
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SHERRY HART said...

That is a great home...well decorated but from the looks very lived in!

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