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In redoing Adams Morgan rowhouse, less is more for boomers


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Vacation homes in the region being reimagined with urban sophistication, comforts

 



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Q: Letting the Outdoors in? A: Homes That Enhance the Garden.







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From Barns to Churches, Cupolas Add Interest to the Skyline
Mary Ellen Slayter - Washington Post Staff Writer; 418 Words ... purposes -- ventilation and light," said Reena Racki, an architect in the District who ... project, a new house in Pennsylvania, Racki incorporated several eight-foot-tall ... about a tower pointing to the sky, Racki said. "Instead of having a boxy roof ...


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DESIGNING ON THE CURVE   
Feb 11, 1999; Elizabeth Gelfeld; 244 Words ... surroundings. Washington architect Reena Rackicreated a rhythm of lines and curves ... halfway landing. Under the deck, Racki designed a concave wall, the reverse ... come out the kitchen door," says Racki, "you are swept along the curve of ...


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INTERIORS ECHOING THE FURNISHINGS   
Mar 12, 1998; Elizabeth Gelfeld; 210 Words ... not always. Washington architect Reena Rackichose the opposite approach for a ... it has a presence about it," says Racki. Trading walls for columns, she expanded ... view through to the dining room. But Racki didn't ignore the hand-crafted Mission ...


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Built-in Details   
Mar 15, 2001; 157 Words ... two feet or less," says architect Reena Racki. Shelves typically need to be about ... be narrower for paperbacks, which Racki says can fit into shelves a scant ... shelves is about 12 inches, saysRacki, but she allows 14 to 17 inches for ...


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A Basement as Bright And Airy as a Loft   
Mar 1, 2007; Eliza McGraw; 744 Words ... had," Washington architect Reena Racki said, "to make something out ... ventilation and fire egress," Rackisaid. "So I won't do the basement ... For the Pachter project,Racki built in a double layer of ... in a below-ground space, soRacki boosted the wattage with eight ... beginnings, that ...


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Putting Yourself in a Flattering Light   
Feb 8, 2001; Patricia Dane Rogers; 759 Words ... walls, three bulbs would be even better. Architect Reena Racki of Reena Racki Associates in the District says the familiar Hollywood-sty ... washed out under incandescent lighting in your office," Racki says. "I like to use incandescent lights" like halogen ...


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Let powder room light flatter you   
Apr 1, 2001; PATRICIA DANE ROGERS; 568 Words ... walls, three bulbs would be even better. Architect Reena Racki of Reena RackiAssociates in Washington says the familiar Hollywood-sty ... re choosing a sconce or other fixture," she says. Racki puts in a good word for the least expensive and most ...


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Need It or Want It?; Many Home Parts That Are Built to Last Get Replaced for Taste   
May 5, 2007; Dina ElBoghdady - Washington Post Staff Writer; 671 Words ... younger people, Washington architect Reena Racki said. "In a strange way, it ties ... attitude about throwaway fashion," Racki said. "When you're young, time doesn ... paying for more durable copper roofs, Racki said. But the long term is important ...


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Energetic Alternatives   
Apr 16, 1992; Jene Stonesifer; 476 Words ... landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, is almost 100 years old yet "still works very well today," says exhibit curator Reena Racki. For the exhibit, houses along such streets as Harrison, Jocelyn and Legation were photographed and drawn in pen and ...


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Pages of History; Learning to Take Pride In a Cozy Bungalow Ordered by Mail   
Dec 26, 1991; Harriet Edleson; 1,380 Words ... live in Chevy Chase, D.C., they do not own a catalogue house.) Rowse asked Holt-Springston to give her and architect Reena Racki, co-director of Historic Chevy Chase, D.C., a driving tour of the neighborhood in search of Sears houses. Independently ...


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D.C. Community Calendar   
May 1, 2003; 2,686 Words ... historian Emily Eig leads a tour and discusses how the restoration project was accomplished, 11:30 a.m.; architectReena Racki discusses the architectural personality of the building, 12:15 p.m.; project manager Ruthie Edmondson leads a tour of ...