House Tour: Adam's Cat-Haven Condo

House Tour: Adam's Cat-Haven Condo

Rachael Grad
Sep 8, 2008

Name: Adam
Location: Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Size: 625 sq ft cond
Years lived in: 7 years, owned
Residence Type: condo building designed by architect Harry Wardman in 1916


Adam shares his condo with his two cats, Jonas and Ezekiel (named after the Indigo Girls' song). Always a neat-freak, Adam had to make some concessions when he adopted his two cats. Adam designed a cat tunnel, which leads the cats from the hall to their litter box in the closet....

Jonas and Ezekiel love cardboard boxes, so despite Adam's preference for no clutter, he keeps some boxes around his home for his cats' enjoyment. Adam did all the painting himself and changed the colors several times to get the feeling right. Over the years, he has remodeled the bathroom and kitchen, and installed custom-built storage.


Style: minimalist, contemporary, organized

Inspiration: neat, uncluttered, simple but colorful

Favorite Aspect: the living room light and windows. You can see the Washington monument if you look through the corner window.

Proudest DIY: designing the kitchen and bathroom

Biggest Embarrassment: the doorknobs. I want to change them to nickel.

Biggest Challenge: building the cat tunnel that leads to the litter box in the closet.

Biggest Indulgence: the floor to ceiling tile in the bathroom.

What Friends Say: it's small but in a great location.

Dream Resource: a new sleeper sofa.



Paint Colors: Behr paints - coffee in living room, gray in hallway, blue in entryway, yellow "Honey Jar" in bedroom

Furniture: custom-built bookshelves in the living room, vintage blue dining stools from Millenium, couch from Macy's, stereo console from Target, CD holder from Ikea; desk, file cabinets and bedroom furniture from Crate and Barrel

Rugs: living room rug from Pottery Barn

Lighting: Ikea

Artwork: the painting above the fireplace was commissioned from a local artist, the posters are all from places wit

Accessories: record album covers from my childhood with frames from Urban Outfitters (especially made for records). My mom bought me my first Dolly Parton album. The Olivia Newton John album was also one of my first. The cardboard boxes for the cats are from packages!

Appliances: dual-flush toilet, all-in-one washer/dryer from Equator


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