Where The Arts Go Home To Play

It’s an eclectic set of wares for sale at 3311 Rhode Island Ave. in Mount Rainier, Md. Vendors offer up sneakers bedazzled in pink and gold jewels, Mondrian-patterned quilts and coats printed with lush African designs. Folk-art portraits dot the walls. Shoppers browse in tune with a cappella spirituals performed live by a choir near […]

Inside the Crafter’s Studio

Virginia Arrisueño knows how to juggle work and life. Arrisueño lives at 52 O Studios (52 O St. NW; 202-232-1063), one of Washington’s oldest artist lofts. Built in 1914, the four-story brick building began its life as a warehouse just west of North Capitol Street. Today, it features rentable studios along with units that function […]

Party Like It’s 1,999 Square Feet

Geeta is something of a dinner-party expert. The founder of Hush Supper Club regularly cooks up and serves five-course Indian meals (complete with drinks and storytelling) to a dozen guests — right from the comfort of her apartment in Shaw. “My kitchen is woefully limited in terms of counter space,” says Geeta, who goes by […]

Price Point: $1,750 to $2,250

Foggy Bottom: $1,950 1BR: 2326 L St. NW, Apt. B This 550-square-foot apartment is chock-full of amenities, including a fireplace, washer/dryer and roomy kitchen. Though it’s located in the basement (of a pretty, white rowhouse), big windows let plenty of light into the living room. The bedroom is snug, with room for little more than […]

Price Point: $1,500 to $2,000

Capitol Hill: $1,695 1BR: 1310 K St. SE, Apt. 201 This airy one-bedroom is full of big windows. The kitchen — with new appliances, a granite-topped island, and a washer-dryer — opens out into an ample living room. Then, there are the amenities — upstairs, a green roof with a deck; downstairs, a community garden […]

Renters Also Can Go Green

Judith Barrow knows green. Barrow, 33, is writing the Washington Sierra Club’s guide for sustainable living, which offers tips for saving energy and reducing your home’s carbon footprint. But even Barrow wasn’t sure about the energy efficiency of her own apartment. So last February, she invited Washington’s Department of the Environment to do a free audit […]

Price Point: $750 to $1,250

Trinidad: $900 1BR: 1245 Raum St. NE, Apt. 4 The building is no-frills, but this 750-square-foot space is freshly renovated and roomy with hardwood floors. A narrow kitchen offers new appliances and cherry cabinets. The bedroom is a bit dark, with a small walk-in closet. There’s a private entrance. NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro is about 1.5 […]

Rock ’n' Roll Fantasy

Rebecca Armendariz has been in a lot of bands in this town, but none that lasted very long. Maybe you’ve heard of Geezer? No, not Weezer — though they did play Weezer covers, dressed in old-lady wigs and “Golden Girls”-style tracksuits. And there was Tron Petty, with Tom Petty covers delivered in glow-in-the-dark “Tron”-themed getups. […]