Laura Rennie

Home tour // Architect updates his split-level home in D.C.

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Today's home tour features a 1957 split-level home in D.C. — a VERY different space than the four homes I've featured so far. I fall more in love with this home each time I go through the slideshow. Part of what speaks to me about this home tour is the owner's clear appreciation of thoughtful design.

Read more about this home here, or view the pictures in the slideshow below:

(Pardon the green tags on these pics — they're screenshots from Houzz.)

Michael K. Wilkinson Photography

Michael K. Wilkinson Photography

I love the simple yet stunning fireplace wall. Did you catch that the homeowner MADE his chandelier? I found the light I want for my dining room — it's this one. (I know I'm not the only one who envied the light-making abilities of Julia Robert's character in Runaway Bride.)

Michael K. Wilkinson Photography

Michael K. Wilkinson Photography

The homeowner also made the art installation in his dining room. I am totally stealing this idea!

Michael K. Wilkinson Photography

Michael K. Wilkinson Photography

Here's another art idea I want to use in my own home! I would have never thought paw prints could look so cool. Also, I would hug that dresser and Kazakh rug if I could. 

There are too many amazing takeaways from this home! I'm tempted to paint my ceiling, dip my puppy's paws in paint and frantically cut paper into geometric shapes and stuff them into frames. :) 

What do you like about this home? (Everything? Me too.)