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Wacky Homes

Among Washington’s classic Colonials are some eccentric designs.

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.