My New Gig at DC Urban Turf

I’m very excited to announce that I will now be making regular contributions to the “Unique Spaces” section of the DC real estate blog, DC Urban Turf. Every two weeks, they’ve asked me to write a post on a space that is, well, unique — not necessarily on the market, although it helps, but a space that has an interesting pedigree or history. Previous posts have included a houses that had former lives as a restaurant, carriage house, or livery stable.

Here is my post that went up today, about a modern house in an Arlington neighborhood known for its diverse architecture. The house, which the original owners designed themselves about 11 years ago, is a departure from Arlington’s reputation as a haven for brick colonials.

To illustrate how different the architecture is in the Arlingwood neighborhood, take a look at these other houses for sale on the same block (all are listed through Washington Fine Properties):

A log cabin built in 1921:

And a renovated farmhouse, which was previously owned by NBC Weatherman Willard Scott:

The listing information for the contemporary house is here.

The log cabin is listed right here.

The farmhouse can be found here.


  1. Jennifer says:

    Janell, you’re the best, thank you!

  2. Oh, this will most certainly be a fun writing gig…a reason to be browsing the latest listings! Congratulations! Janell

  3. Congrats! So happy for you. What a great addition.

  4. Congratulations,I’m looking forward to reading your posts…

  5. John Graf says:

    Congrats on your new gig/blog. The farmhouse is amazing. What a lovely home.

  6. Congrats!

    I am loving, loving, loving that modern home.

  7. Good for you! Yet another reason to read your blog . . .

  8. Congratulations on your new gig! It’ll be fun to read more about DC properties.