Name: Jackie and Sam Hiersteiner
Location: Shaw; Washington, DC
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years; Owned
friends drop by Jackie and Sam Hiersteiner’s place for some of Sam’s home-cooking,
followed by a nip from his collection of small-batch bourbons; today
I’m there to snap photos, and in Sam’s absence — he’s at work — Jackie has prepared
a simple, lovely spread of fresh bread and cheeses. Beside it, champagne chills.
The couple’s Maltese mix, Pappy Van Winkle (named for Sam’s favorite
whiskey) hops into my lap. Their 1,200 square foot home in DC’s Shaw
neighborhood is flush with warmth and hospitality.