Thursday, July 14, 2011


My favorite row houses in Washington are these four on Bancroft Place, in Kalorama, with their Romanesque stonework. When I fantasize about building my own dream house, I often build in a style like this. My dream house would of course be surrounded by gardens, but it might have stone details like these.


ArEn said...

The stone looks almost like Formstone.

M said...

Ooh, I do like those stone steps. I know perfectly well I'd probably go flat on my face the first time I tried to walk up them (I have a bit of a love hate relationship with stairs...) but I think I'd like my front door to be at the top of some steps. It's quite an anti-social thing to say but I think it would make me feel like I was rising above the world, then closing the door on it when it was annoying me.

Or I could just be talking rubbish but I think that's how it would make me feel. :) Doesn't matter either way to be honest. Any property with stonework like that would have a house valuation well beyond my means.