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.

Mount Vernon

28m 24s

Once home to George Washington’s farmland, Mount Vernon prides itself on its history. Led by realtor Lauren Kolazas, hosts John and Christine guess the listing prices on a quaint starter home built in 1950, a mid-century modern home designed by architect Charles Goodman, and a breathtaking colonial with influences from the 1770s.

Episodes

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    Mount Vernon

    S3 E3 - 28m 24s

    Once home to George Washington’s farmland, Mount Vernon prides itself on its history. Led by realtor Lauren Kolazas, hosts John and Christine guess the listing prices on a quaint starter home built in 1950, a mid-century modern home designed by architect Charles Goodman, and a breathtaking colonial with influences from the 1770s.

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    Annapolis

    S3 E2 - 28m 56s

    With help from realtor Kirstin Whitaker, John and Christine visit the nautical town of Annapolis, Maryland’s capital. They tour and guess the listing prices of three homes, from historic to modern, all with water views. Also, follow along to learn about the famous naval history of the town, as well as the arts, culture and buildings that make the story of Annapolis come to life.

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    Navy Yard

    S3 E1 - 28m 3s

    From a row home built in 1915 to a condo overlooking Nationals Park, the season premiere explores both old and new homes in D.C.’s Navy Yard. Guided by realtor Chris Chambers, hosts John and Christine tour three homes in the Southeast D.C. neighborhood to guess the listing prices of each location and learn about the area’s meaningful history from some of Navy Yard’s long-time residents.

Extras + Features

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    One of the Few Remaining Original Homes in Navy Yard

    S3 E1 - 5m 37s

    Christine calls this renovated 1915 rowhome on K St, SE "a great combination of old and new" -- a rarity in the Navy Yard neighborhood where most original homes were leveled during the construction boom of the early 2000s. Inside, a quartz waterfall countertop is a statement piece in the kitchen, as are modern finishes in the bathrooms. Outside, the team is blown away by a deck and patio.

  • Rebirth Around the Washington Navy Yard: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rebirth Around the Washington Navy Yard

    S3 E1 - 5m 27s

    The Navy Yard neighborhood was once home to a vibrant community of immigrants and African Americans. But by the 1980s, many residents had left as the area became a haven for drugs and crime. In recent years, the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg Housing Project was replaced with a mix of market rate housing, workforce homes, and affordable housing surrounding a brand new community center.

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    A Condo with a View in Navy Yard

    S3 E1 - 6m 36s

    As soon as they enter this 7th floor condo overlooking Nationals Park, John and Christine are blown away by the view that overlooks Nationals Park. Inside, the unit is sleek and modern from top to bottom. Lacquer cabinets, a large granite island, and high-end appliances in the kitchen impress -- as does a flexible open concept living space built for entertaining.

  • Buying This Home in DC's Navy Yard is Buying a Lifestyle: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Buying This Home in DC's Navy Yard is Buying a Lifestyle

    S3 E1 - 5m 14s

    The modern vibe of this 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 950 square foot condo on First St., SE impresses, as does the size and functionality of the kitchen. But what really makes this home pop is the sunken patio, perfect for entertaining before a night out in Navy Yard. As realtor Chris Chambers puts it, "If you're buying down here... you're buying for the lifestyle."

Schedule

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    Sandy Spring/Olney, MD

    Monday
    Jan 30

    30 Minutes

    Three homes in Sandy Spring and Olney, Md.
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    Sandy Spring/Olney, MD

    Monday
    Jan 30

    30 Minutes

    Three homes in Sandy Spring and Olney, Md.
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    Sandy Spring/Olney, MD

    Tuesday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    Three homes in Sandy Spring and Olney, Md.
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    If You Lived Here

    Sandy Spring/Olney, MD

    Tuesday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    Three homes in Sandy Spring and Olney, Md.
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    Deanwood, DC

    Monday
    Feb 6

    30 Minutes

    Tour of homes built between the 1910s and 1920s in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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    Deanwood, DC

    Monday
    Feb 6

    30 Minutes

    Tour of homes built between the 1910s and 1920s in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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    Deanwood, DC

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    Tour of homes built between the 1910s and 1920s in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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    Deanwood, DC

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    Tour of homes built between the 1910s and 1920s in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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