In Washington, D.C., designer Alessandra Branca turns tradition upside down, giving a 19th-century town house a bright outlook and a modern-day attitude.
A Sure Sign
Designer Alessandra Branca's clients, a young couple new to the Georgetown area, had looked at town houses for a year before finding "the one." But almost as soon as they decided to buy, the place became unavailable.
Not ready to settle for anything less than a home they loved, they continued their search. The waiting paid off when their original choice came back on the market.
"It was meant to be in so many ways," says Branca. "It's a classic 19th-century residence that was lovingly restored and smartly added on to."