The Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) will host the 35th annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sunday, December 8th Circle’s unique and growing mixture of contemporary design, will include nine properties, the Darryl Carter Boutique, and our popular Wassail Reception, hosted by the District’s nationally celebrated Studio Theatre. Furthermore, participants have the special opportunity to take time, sit down, and enjoy a musical interlude sponsored by the Unity of Washington, D.C. choir.

“This year’s tour comes on the heels of the Logan Circle Heritage Trail launch, which highlighted not only where we are, but where we came from,” said Jack Jetmund, 2013 House Tour Chair. “To that end, we’ve included Victorians, renovated stables, condominiums, and apartments in our tour signaling the continued change occurring in Logan Circle and a nod to the interweaving of the fabric of our community.”

One of the featured homes is a breathtaking Victorian located north of the Circle, in which ultra-contemporary design and sleek, sophisticated finishes abound. The living, dining, and kitchen areas are contained in one large, contiguous space. Unexpected steel and exotic wood built-ins surround the fireplace, adding depth and texture to the stylish furnishings. The showpiece of the room is a V-shaped kitchen island, spanning 17 feet, and made of large sheets of striated Carrara marble. Beyond the kitchen, there are several multi-level outdoor seating areas, one of which is accessed by a catwalk.

Just a year ago, a second featured house on the tour was painted bright red, with many of its windows bricked in or boarded up. Painstaking renovations have taken this elegant, natural-brick property from eye sore to cherished neighborhood gem. Finally, we are privileged to present a number of examples of the Wall Street Journal-recognized commercial and residential revitalization underway in the Logan Circle community. Among these are the District Apartments, which includes a unit incorporating 900 square feet of outdoor space, and the internationally recognized interior designer Darryl Carter’s new boutique, an exquisitely restored 19th-century brick building. Mr. Carter’s work has appeared in dozens of lifestyle publications, including Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and Elle Décor.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $30 on the Logan Circle Community Association website http://www.LoganCircle.org via Eventbrite or at the following locations: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 1526 14th Street NW; Logan Hardware, 1416 P Street NW; The Coffee Bar, 1201 S Street NW; Barrel House Liquor, 1341 14th Street NW; and 5th at the Studio Theatre for $35.

Logan Circle’s 50 square blocks are rich in history and architecture. LCCA has sponsored this self-guided house tour since 1978 and uses its proceeds to continue philanthropic and community development efforts in the neighborhood. To learn more about LCCA, please visit http://www.LoganCircle.org or on Facebook at LCCA.DC . This self-guided tour, showcasing Logan Street Ace Hardware, 1055 5th Street NW. “Day Of” tour tickets can be purchased on Facebook.

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