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Monday, July 30, 2012

Flashback Monday: A Tour of the Reston Home Tour of Homes, Redux

As Flashbacks go, this one only requires a soupcon of plutonium for the Earth-Toned Wayback Machine, as we journey back to last fall, that gauzy, halcyonic time before that giant flood Took Away Our Innocence Forever. You see, our BFFs at the Reston Museum posted a fancy YouTubes video slideshow of pictures from last year's Reston Home Tour. Enjoy the John Teshesque soundtrack as the photos zoom in and out.

Actually, all four houses are seriously beautiful. Just take a look:

Maybe someone at USGS can identify the source of these mystery globules.

Love this dining room. As an added bonus, the staircase would be an awesome place to recreate the climactic shootout in Scarface.

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Fun Fact: The glass mauve-enclosed nerve center at Restonian World Headquarters looks exactly like this. (The clocks show the time in North Reston, South Reston, Reston Town Center and Herndon.)

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Don't let anyone tell you the tall buildings at RTC have scared off the wildlife.


  1. The second from the top photograph prompts me to offer some unsoliciated art investment advice. After buying a ginormous cheap Target-type abstract painting, be sure to have the artist sign the bottom of the painting in three separate places spaced equally apart. That way you can cut the one large painting into three smaller original signed works of art by the same artist, which can be awesome for your portfolio if the lame artist becomes famous one day for doing something really marrying a Kardashian.

  2. i hope the mortgage bust hits north reston soon. these homeowners need to be taken down a notch!

  3. Seriously my architect friend once said (about some Lake Anne area homeowners), "...they had no taste and they were PROUD of it!"


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