A recent composition designed in keeping with late 19th-century building traditions, this residence evokes the quality and sensibility of a much earlier period. Stables and other ancillary buildings from the late 19th century were designed as beautifully as the main house they supported, with fine details rendered in brick including corbels and other decorative elements. This legacy was made possible by the influx of skilled craftsmen from Italy and Germany that left their handiwork throughout the city. Shaw is in one of Washington s most popular neighborhoods because it offers proximity to excellent restaurants and nightlife, in addition to offering great architectural diversity. This handsome brick residence and carriage house were designed to include an open rear courtyard, reminiscent of a much earlier arrangement. This unique property was built with the highest quality fixtures and finishes. There is a seamless combination of both the traditional and modern. The windows were chosen to provide the main level with natural light and a clear, uninterrupted axis to the back. The contemporary kitchen meets every expectation and opens to the breakfast room, a feature not usually provided in newer construction. The generously-proportioned living area is accessible to the courtyard, and the beamed ceiling provides depth and texture. This level also features the convenience of a powder room and coat closet. A skylight atop the stairway on the third floor illuminates the entire house, and wood paneling enhances its overall charm. The two upper levels have three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a sitting room that can be used as an office. The well-appointed master suite overlooks the courtyard below and features a walk-in closet and large bathroom with dual vanities and a frameless glass shower. The other two bedrooms are spacious and include closets with built-ins. The third-floor sitting room features a large private terrace with an adjustable awning and table space. A family room, full bathroom, laundry room, and additional storage space are found on the lower level. A one-car garage is cleverly disguised as a carriage house, with period-appropriate doors, along with a storage room. One additional parking space is provided.