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A lesbian power couple used to occupy a beautiful three-level blue row house in the Logan Circle/Shaw area of Washington, D.C. It seems that the universe wanted to continue the tradition and “keep it in the family.” In 2010, 33-year-old Kimberly Sperber purchased that home. Now, Sperber shares this three-bedroom row house with her fiancée, Erica Velasquez, and their dog, Benny.

It was important for Sperber to have a home where everything had its proper place, with some items out of view. Thanks to her friend and interior designer Christopher Boutlier, who was recently named a “Hot Talent” in Home & Design magazine, every room not only serves a purpose, but also includes storage components. The couple describes their house as modern and functional.

Because Sperber and Velasquez are obsessed with sunglasses, they turned a simple tray made for ties into a chic drawer to store their collection of shades. And, instead of having visible electrical outlets on their bathroom walls, their bathroom mirrors lift up to expose the outlets and other necessities. In addition, their coffee table also features storage space.

“People love the closets that Chris designed. A lot of rooms have that ‘wow’ factor,” beams Sperber. “People are impressed with the functionality of things.”

Sperber and Velasquez enjoy having company, especially for summer grilling in their backyard. Although their guests often congregate outdoors, on the back patio, the couple spends most of their private time in the kitchen. What’s Velasquez’s favorite aspect of the house? “Kimberly…and the dog,” she replies, without hesitation.

Their humble abode overflows with love, and the couple is looking forward to getting married next year, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

 

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