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The Perfect Georgetown House

October 28, 2014

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Beautifully decorated and renovated, with four bedrooms (three upstairs and one on the lower level), three full baths, and a garden directly across from Montrose Park, it's the perfect Georgetown house!

Launching October 29 by the Kimberly and Daryl Team of Washington Fine Properties, 3002 R Street will have an open house on November 2.

The entire first floor was remodeled in the summer of 2010. There’s a new kitchen and breakfast room, complete with new oak hardwood floors, custom cabinets, marble countertops, an Ann Sacks glass tile backsplash, and Sub Zero refrigerator.

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The renovation includes reconfigured living areas (moving wall between entry hall and Living and dining rooms, creating larger living spaces), and repaired and refinished/stained original hardwood floors

 A gas fireplace has been installed, with refaced old brick, Ann Sacks marble tiles and a marble hearth replacing old bricks.

There’s a new sound system, new lighting and electrical throughout the home.

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On the second floor hardwood floors have been repaired and refinished, and the bathrooms updated with painted cabinets, new mirrors and hardware. 

 The English basement has new carpet, new paint and new light fixtures. A new bathroom was completely redone in 2012 with a pocket door, enlarged shower area, added insulation, added heated floors (no heat in room previously), upgraded electrical, and all new tile and fixtures.

A complete renovation of the patio includes a professionally designed and landscaped backyard (over $30,000 invested in summer 2011) with regraded space and installed drainage systems.

View the virtual tour here.

For more information on this extraordinary property, contact Kimberly Casey at 202.361.3228 Kimberly.Casey@wfp.com and Daryl Judy at 202.380.7219 Daryl.Judy@wfp.com


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Four Seasons Serves Up Gourmet Street Food for Great Taste and a Great Cause

October 14, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Washington Executive Chef Douglas Anderson (Photo by: taste.fourseasons.com) Four Seasons Hotel Washington Executive Chef Douglas Anderson

Four Seasons Hotel Washington’s Executive Chef, Douglas Anderson and BOURBON STEAK Executive Chef, Joe Palma offer their take on American comfort but internationally-inspired street food menu priced under $10 as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Food Truck continues its epicurean journey in Washington, DC from October 13 -18.

Chef Anderson and Chef Palma will go head to head competing in Battle of the Chefs. While Chef Anderson is on board, the truck will serve Kale Caesar salad, DC Halfsmoke, Grilled Kimcheese, Lamb Burgers, Bulgogie Short Rib Sandwich, Mojo Spiced Chicken Kebabs, BBQ Spiced French Fries, and desserts.

Chef Palma’s street food menu consists of local ingredients with a twist; offering Dime Store BOURBON STEAK Burgers, Fried Old Bay Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork, Roasted Turkey Sandwiches, and Pickled Shrimp and Pecan Salad.

To accompany the entrees, $3 sides of BBQ Baked Beans, Apple Butternut Squash Cilantro Slaw, and Truffled Mac and Cheese will be offered, as well as “Fluffernutters” and Cider Carmel Dipped, Shortbread Lady Apples for dessert.

In keeping with Four Seasons mission of giving back to the local community and finding a cure for cancer, fifty percent of proceeds from the Medstar Washington Hospital Center stop on Wednesday, October 15 will be donated to the hospital's Washington Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, October 14: 6:00-8:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street (BOURBON STEAK menu)

Wednesday, October 15: 11:00 am – 2:00pm MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street NW
    6:00-8:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street (BOURBON STEAK menu)

Saturday, October 18: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm PNC Georgetown Branch, Parking Entrance on M Street

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Insiders Support Catania at Fundraiser

September 16, 2014

Barbara Lang (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Barbara Lang

A grand total of more than $10,000  was raised from a Sunday night fundraiser to benefit mayoral independent candidate David Catania, who reiterated that he has closed the initial gap of 33 points to a doable 3 points against Democratic opponent Muriel Bowser. According to Ben Young, Catania's campaign manager, some $6,000 was raised beforehand in conjunction with the event, another two thousand or so came in during the event, then more contributions came in immediately following the fundraiser. 

In his talk to the gathering, Catania cited the new independent polling of 1,052 people in the city. He said these respondents were 87% Democrats, older and highly likely to vote.

“The biggest barrier is getting past the party label,” he said.

Reyn Anderson, Gerald Lang & Lee Brian Reba (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Reyn Anderson, Gerald Lang & Lee Brian Reba

Of the initial poll conducted earlier this year, Catania said: “When the Washington Post says you are 33 points behind, you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.”

Taking a page from the British tradition, keep calm and carry on, he soldiered forth. 

In his talk at the fundraiser, Catania cited advancements in education and health care during his multiple terms as a DC City Council member.  He spoke of his new Vision Paper, which he released Monday, that includes strategies for investment in public education, housing, transportation, parental leave for DC residents, and an innovative campus.

Judith Terra & Mr. and Mrs. Savage (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Judith Terra & Mr. and Mrs. Savage

Co-chairing the Women for Catania event were DC activists Sharon Ambrose, Cherrie Doggett, Marie Drissel, Antoinette Ford, Linda Greenan, Barbara Lang, Martha Mitchell, Barbara Savage, and Judith Terra, at whose home the gathering of about 50 supporters was held

Ambrose, a former City Council member, said she served with Catania for 10 years.  “No one works harder,” she said. “David can catapult us to where we need to be.”

Lang, who described Catania as “incredibly smart,” said: “This is still an uphill battle. We cannot let either of the other two candidates win. It would be an absolute disaster.” Also running is independent Carol Schwartz.


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