The Washington Post's Jura Koncius hit it out of the ball park yesterday with her feature on decorator Michele Evan's Georgetown row house she shares with husband Council member Jack Evans and their six children.  Tearing down the walls of the 18 foot wide first floor, a large living area was created with this incredible kitchen taking center stage.  This may be my favorite kitchen of 2012. Notice how Michele repeats the strong rectangular lines throughout the space.  Love those spot-on perfect pendant lights. (Photography by Katherine Frey)

In addition to being beautiful, the kitchen is unique and functional. There's a built-in coffee maker and a potting area with a soapstone sink and fabulous brass bridge faucet.

A dining area with a limestone table is nestled in the front bay window overlooking the street.

A neutral palette of soft creams and grays with touches of caramel create a restful living space.  I'm noting the balls in the fireplace - wonder what they are made of?

Michele created an incredible backyard with large dining and outdoor tv lounge area.  The article notes that with their patio heaters they can use the space 8 months of the year and last year hosted Thanksgiving dinner outside for 18.

Be sure to check out the full Washington Post article here, where you can also see the library ladder in the kitchen, the breakfast area, renovated basement and much more. Hope you have a great weekend.