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Early Designs For Monuments; Young House Love's New Book; Under 300K Club; Buy Michelle Obama's Dress

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An original design for the Lincoln Memorial. More early sketches for monuments here. [LOC]

THE INTERWEBS—The Young House Love duo has a book coming out this November and we got a chance to ask them a few questions about the book, but more importantly, we had Sherry indulge her enthusiasm for ceramic animals.

APP WIRE—The playing field filled with real estate apps has a new one that is going to change the game. This one, MRIS Homes, is linked directly to the database of public listings so the information is as up-to-date as possible.

ADAMS MORGAN—The tenants of Dorchester House have been told they can't use the parking lot any more and a tipster writes in to tell us it is because a 5-story apartment building is going to be built there.

UNDER 300K CLUB—We had two installments of well-priced listings this week. One is a complete fixer-upper in Capitol Hill and the other is a sunny condo in Columbia Heights towards the U Street environs.

—The community library that wasn't really up to modern building codes has had an $8M overhaul and opened this week to the public. CORE architects designed the new space.

BETHESDA—Robert Gurney didn't stop with one beautiful house in this leafy subdivision but built another one with many of the same contemporary themes. Only this one is a million or two cheaper.

NUMBERS—Our chart guru, Jonathan Miller, doesn't want you to have to work too hard to see the big picture of housing trends. So he put together ten years of local sales data in an animated GIF, with commentary. If maps are what get you excited, then here's one that breaks down what houses sold for last month in DC by each zip code.

RACKED—We have the details on how to order Michelle Obama's convention dress. There was more retail news this week, but does anything else really matter?

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