If there's one thing that DC has down pat, it's classical architecture — from its public schools to its museums to its office buildings. In the case of Dr. Gary Mintz, it was the beautiful architecture and character of a former branch of The City Bank on Capitol Hill that caught his eye. Thanks to our friends at Urban Turf, we get to peek inside.
According to Urban Turf Dr. Mintz, originally from Philadelphia, found the bank after searching for an old commercial property to convert. Without altering any exterior walls, Dr. Mintz transformed the classical building into a thoroughly modern home, brimming with a stellar art collection including pieces by Josef Albers, Frank Stella, and Roy Lichtenstein.
However he didn't stop at the interior. He's also managed to create an inviting garden oasis in his small yard. I lived just around the block from this home one summer, and it was common to see curious passerby slowing down as the neared the intriguing property to take a closer look at the lush plot.
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