Culture

If You Lived Here

WETA's house-hunting series spotlights a wide array of neighborhoods and properties throughout the national capital area while celebrating each area’s history, culture, notable places and flavor. Hosts, best friends and longtime Washingtonians Christine Louise and John Begeny tour homes and communities with local realtors, exploring the D.C. Metro region one neighborhood at a time.

Del Ray Alexandria, VA

28m 32s

Once home to the 2nd largest U.S. railroad, Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia is quaint, friendly and fun. Hosts Christine and John visit a 3-bedroom townhome built in 1956, an elegant, remodeled 1930’s home, and an expanded bungalow with a beautiful blend of old and new. Plus, see how Del Ray celebrates its canine residents with murals, and meet a local shop owner.

Episodes

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    Del Ray Alexandria, VA

    S2 E4 - 28m 32s

    Once home to the 2nd largest U.S. railroad, Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia is quaint, friendly and fun. Hosts Christine and John visit a 3-bedroom townhome built in 1956, an elegant, remodeled 1930’s home, and an expanded bungalow with a beautiful blend of old and new. Plus, see how Del Ray celebrates its canine residents with murals, and meet a local shop owner.

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    Capitol Hill

    S2 E3 - 28m 26s

    The largest neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is full of history, from Eastern Market, one of the city’s oldest public markets, to 100+ year-old homes. Join Christine and John as they guess the listing prices of a remodeled Alley House just 6 blocks from the Capitol, a historic condo that was previously the Mount Joy Baptist Church, and the Deer House, built by an Italian stonemason in 1903.

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    Falls Church

    S2 E2 - 27m 50s

    Outdoor activities for families, great restaurants, charming homes: welcome to Falls Church, Virginia! Christine and John guess listing prices of a 1940’s condominium in Winter Hill, a picturesque brick rancher tucked away in a quiet tree-lined lot, and a modern sanctuary with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. Plus, residents share their favorites, and the Eden Center offers a history lesson.

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    Hillcrest

    S2 E1 - 28m 38s

    In the season 2 premiere, hosts John and Christine visit Hillcrest in Southeast D.C. – aka “the Silver Coast” – where residents love their community green space, and history runs deep. They tour 3 very different residences ­– a remodeled 1930’s townhome, a traditional colonial with unexpected living spaces on each level, and a 1932 villa that comes with gardens, patio and a (former) speakeasy.

Extras + Features

  • Preview: Del Ray Alexandria, VA: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Del Ray Alexandria, VA

    S2 E4 - 30s

    Once home to the 2nd largest U.S. railroad, Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia is quaint, friendly and fun. Hosts Christine and John visit a 3-bedroom townhome built in 1956, an elegant, remodeled 1930’s home, and an expanded bungalow with a beautiful blend of old and new. Plus, see how Del Ray celebrates its canine residents with murals, and meet a local shop owner.

  • Preview: Capitol Hill: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Capitol Hill

    S2 E3 - 30s

    The largest neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is full of history, from Eastern Market, one of the city’s oldest public markets, to 100+ year-old homes. Join Christine and John as they guess the listing prices of a remodeled Alley House just 6 blocks from the Capitol, a historic condo that was previously the Mount Joy Baptist Church, and the Deer House, built by an Italian stonemason in 1903.

  • Preview: Falls Church: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Falls Church

    S2 E2 - 30s

    Outdoor activities for families, great restaurants, charming homes: welcome to Falls Church, Virginia! Christine and John guess listing prices of a 1940’s condominium in Winter Hill, a picturesque brick rancher tucked away in a quiet tree-lined lot, and a modern sanctuary with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. Plus, residents share their favorites, and the Eden Center offers a history lesson.

  • Preview: Hillcrest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Hillcrest

    S2 E1 - 30s

    In the season 2 premiere, hosts John and Christine visit Hillcrest in Southeast D.C. – aka “the Silver Coast” – where residents love their community green space, and history runs deep. They tour 3 very different residences ­– a remodeled 1930’s townhome, a traditional colonial with unexpected living spaces on each level, and a 1932 villa that comes with gardens, patio and a (former) speakeasy.

  • Preview: Brookland: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview: Brookland

    S2 - 30s

    Christine & John guess listing prices in a Brookland neighborhood the locals call "Little Rome.” Up first - a classic and colorful 1923 rowhouse, followed by one of Brookland’s beautiful "kit" bungalows. The day ends in style at the former home of jazz great Shirley Horn. Also, a visit to long-time local business Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, and origin stories from a Brookland historian.

Schedule

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    Capitol Hill, SE

    Sunday
    Jan 23

    30 Minutes

    Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.; Eastern Market; Alley house; Deer House.
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    Del Ray, VA

    Sunday
    Jan 23

    30 Minutes

    Del Ray, Va.; townhome; remodeled 1930s home; bungalow; properly wearing a hat.
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    Brookland, D.C.

    Monday
    Jan 24

    30 Minutes

    The history, architecture and nature of Brookland, D.C.
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    H Street

    Monday
    Jan 24

    30 Minutes

    Touring Washington, D.C's historic H Street Corridor.
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    Brookland, D.C.

    Monday
    Jan 24

    30 Minutes

    The history, architecture and nature of Brookland, D.C.
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    H Street

    Monday
    Jan 24

    30 Minutes

    Touring Washington, D.C's historic H Street Corridor.
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    Brookland, D.C.

    Tuesday
    Jan 25

    30 Minutes

    The history, architecture and nature of Brookland, D.C.
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    H Street

    Tuesday
    Jan 25

    30 Minutes

    Touring Washington, D.C's historic H Street Corridor.
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    Brookland, D.C.

    Tuesday
    Jan 25

    30 Minutes

    The history, architecture and nature of Brookland, D.C.
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    H Street

    Tuesday
    Jan 25

    30 Minutes

    Touring Washington, D.C's historic H Street Corridor.
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    Brookland, D.C.

    Sunday
    Jan 30

    30 Minutes

    The history, architecture and nature of Brookland, D.C.
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    H Street

    Sunday
    Jan 30

    30 Minutes

    Touring Washington, D.C's historic H Street Corridor.
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    H Street

    Monday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    Touring Washington, D.C's historic H Street Corridor.
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    Bowie, MD

    Monday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    A trip to Bowie, Md. means houses, horses, history and baseball.
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    Shaw

    Monday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    Exploring three homes in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood.
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    Bowie, MD

    Monday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    A trip to Bowie, Md. means houses, horses, history and baseball.
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    Shaw

    Monday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    Exploring three homes in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood.
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    Bowie, MD

    Tuesday
    Feb 1

    30 Minutes

    A trip to Bowie, Md. means houses, horses, history and baseball.
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    Bowie, MD

    Tuesday
    Feb 1

    30 Minutes

    A trip to Bowie, Md. means houses, horses, history and baseball.
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    Shaw

    Tuesday
    Feb 1

    30 Minutes

    Exploring three homes in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood.
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