Name: Oscar Beisert
Location: Grant Circle (Petworth); Washington, DC
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years; Own
When I first entered the home of Oscar Beisert, I thought for sure he had inherited it from an 90-year-old retired art historian who redecorated as a side hobby. Each wall in his sprawling two-story, three-bedroom home was chock full of carefully placed framed paintings, filled with portraits of historical characters both related and non-related to Oscar. Worn velvet sofas (vintage) and Turkish rugs (handmade) dotted the living room, and I just knew there was a story behind each purchase that was as grand as the item itself.