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This Old House: Maintaining a Historic Washington Home

Historic homes add to Washington’s beauty, but they’re not always easy to maintain. Designers suggest how to keep them fresh. Plus—tools to keep on hand and repairs that older homes typically require.
(Clockwise) Photographs by Kevin Allen, Doug Stroud, Angie Seckinger, and Helen Norman.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.