Wacky Homes

Among Washington’s classic Colonials are some eccentric designs.

By: Mary Clare Glover

Writer Gretchen Cook and photographer David Kidd scoured Washington looking for the quirkiest homes in the area. The seven they profile in the September issue—including a scaled-down replica of the White House, a Rennaissance castle in Chevy Chase, a pyramidlike homage to the Aztec or Mayan monuments, and a mushroom-shaped house in Bethesda—defy convention.

Click here to see slideshows of all seven wacky homes.