From century old farmhouses to 1920s bungalows and 1950s rowhouses, Del Ray’s homes have tons of character and charm. Here’s your chance to take a look inside. Want to share your home here? Contact us — we’d love to hear from you.
Matt and Angela’s Cape Fixer
When Matt and Angela moved to Del Ray in 2004, they purchased the typical Del Ray rowhouse. Now, nine years later, they are ready to make their next move into a single family home — a 1930s cape fixer — which they happily stumbled upon during their Spring house hunt.
The Empty House Studio
Imagine being a “modern day nomad artist with interior styling, organizing, and staging experience, in grad school and living with the ‘rents.” You don’t have much money, but you have a close-knit group of fellow artists with talent and creative energy to spare. And then one day you are asked if you’d like to live in a house that your cousin in Africa just bought, but won’t be moving into for another seven months. What do you do?
Del Ray Dream House
Follow along as Chris and Mary — joined by their two kids and three pets — transform a 1920s Sears mail order home in dire need of repairs into the family-friendly home of their dreams.
The King House: Modern Historic Style
Without a doubt, the King house was one of my favorites on the 2012 Del Ray House and Garden Tour. Well, I loved all the houses, but this one stood out in a special way. Something about its unique and sentimental decorating style, historic significance, and artistic charm really made me feel at home.
Keeping It Simple: A Big Family in a Small House
Dana and Kent’s 1920s Del Ray bungalow is tastefully decorated, uncluttered, airy, and bright. They make a 1-story, 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home seem much bigger, which is quite a feat when you stop to consider that they’re raising four children in all of 1,200 square feet.
A Bungalow Gets A Bright New Start
For years, this house was the subject of much neighborhood chatter and many complaints. Overgrown with trees, shrubs and a 2-foot blanket of ivy, no one really knew what the house looked like. Until Carol came along.
A Stylish Makeover by a Home Improvement-Loving Couple
Brian and Sarah bought their duplex three years ago. At the time, the house was considered inhabitable and scared away potential buyers. Brian and Sarah were eager to own their first home and weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. But first, they had to do something about the smell.
A Small House with a Big Heart and a Handy Owner
We met the owner of our next house tour while out and about at First Thursday on the Avenue back in September. What we didn’t know at the time was that she is a big time DIY’er and not afraid to tackle a woodworking, electrical, gardening, culinary, or craft project.
For Sale by Owner: An Entertainer’s Delight
Mike and Mindy have an amazing Del Ray rowhouse for sale steps away from Mt. Vernon Avenue. It’s a house full of unique add-ons. Walking up to their eye-catching yellow house, you immediately picture yourself lounging on the front porch having lemonade and watching all the happenings of Del Ray.
Green Home Renovation with Storage Galore
When they began their home renovation in 2007, Sarah and Bob wanted a green renovation and they wanted to maintain the essential footprint and shape of their beloved 1925 Arts and Crafts style home in Del Ray. They wanted their home to fit in with the flavor of the neighborhood instead of swallowing up their one-eighth-of-an-acre lot.
On the Market: Light-Filled Townhouse in the Heart of Del Ray
What sets our next house tour apart from our other house tours is that this one is for sale! Yes, that’s right, you can buy this charming, light-filled, end-unit townhouse smack dab in the heart of Del Ray. 1733 N. Cliff St. is located in the Cliff Gardens townhouse community, known for its friendly, communal atmosphere and huge shared courtyard.
He Says Antique, She Says Modern: Couple Creates Thoughtful, Unique Space
Danielle and Phillip chose a style for their home that is the result of a monumental marital compromise. Phillip prefers 19th century antiques and Danielle loves mid-century modern. They settled for a decidedly in-between look – leaning toward a classic American and contemporary mission aesthetic, but with a funky industrial edge and details.
The Wow Factor: A Classic Bungalow’s Modern Makeover
Inside this 1927 Del Ray Bungalow, Karen and Kirk (along with their two cats and dog) have transformed an unassuming bungalow into a chic and sophisticated space with a nod to famous designers and some international flair. Just wait until you get inside…
A Restored 1920s Bungalow Goes off the Grid
You know when you see a house and beyond all reason, you want it with all of your heart? Sherrie had the very same yearning 18 years ago when she saw what she called “a neighborhood eye sore” in Del Ray — an uninhabited 1926 Del Ray bungalow that had been on and off the market, on triple lots of untended gardens.
Katie and Zack’s Rental Retreat
Leslie and I visited a neighbor’s house (also named Katie) and were completely blown away with all the DIY and creativity nestled into the less than 1,000 square-foot home. Katie is incredibly crafty and she has found a way to decorate her home (which she doesn’t even own) in a cost-conscious and stylish way.