DC House Tour: Keeping Up With the Joneses*

DC House Tour: Keeping Up With the Joneses*

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 16, 2008

This is from DC finalist, Thomas. Comment away!

Name: Tammy Jones & Family
Location: Arlington, VA
Type: Original Sears Bungalow
Years Lived In: 3 years

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The Jones live just outside of the District in Arlington, VA. Arlington has an eclectic mix of people-from young professionals to families to older couples.

Despite the close proximity to the city, the Jones' neighborhood is quiet and family-friendly. A porch on the front and a nice yard size are rare features for Arlington homes. The three bedroom home works well for the family of five. Each room is painted in warm colors with neutral furnishings...

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The feeling of the interior is relaxed and casual. This is not a museum. You can sit on any chair and put your feet up. The home's other great features include: large kitchen with loads of storage, generous upstairs hallway, windows everywhere with great sunlight, front and back porch, hardwood floors throughout the first and second floors.

The Jones added to their home to accommodate the needs of the family. Each space is well thought-out.

As I walk through the home, I feel like part of the family. I hear the boys laughing and playing. The two dogs sit on the back porch unexcited, peeking inside the glass door to see what I am doing.

I asked Tammy Jones, "How do you keep everything organized with a family of five?" Her answer was quick and simple, "Everything has a place and everyone has their own space."

After my self-guided tour of the Jones' home, Tammy invites me to their two car detached garage. As we are walking through the grass, I almost forget we are minutes from the city.

On the back wall of the garage among the organized tools hangs a shipment note. Guess what? The home was an original Sears bungalow.

Love it!

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Favorite Stores:

Restoration Hardware,
The Brass Knob (Adams Morgan),
antique shops and online.

Inspiration:

Warm, Functional and Comfortable

- Thomas

(Thanks, Thomas!)

(Grammatical help from bja.oxfordjournals.org)

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