Tuesday, June 30, 2009

An Eye to the Iconic

I met Suzanne Winter a few years ago, in the course of writing an article for the Washington Post Real Estate section about homes with extraordinary views of Washington. It follows here:

An Eye to the Iconic

For Some Home Buyers, It's Love At First S
ight -- Out the Window

Crossing the South Capitol Street Bridge and climbing the hills of Southeast Washington is like reaching the mountains in a 10-minute drive.

"I don't even have to go down Skyline Drive, look at that!" Juanita Britton said as she swept an arm toward the tree-lined park that fronts her home high on a hill in the Congress Heights neighborhood. It's so close to her doorstep that it feels like an extension of her front lawn. Leaves flutter against the cloudless blue sky. Set like a mirage in a perfect oval cleft between the trees, the Washington Monument rockets toward heaven.

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