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WFP Lists Historic East Village Georgetown Mansion

September 13, 2020

Washington Fine Properties has listed an exceptional residence at 3147 P Street NW offered at $7,495,000.

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Everything about this property is extraordinary.

 

Prominently and beautifully sited on a perfect block in Georgetown’s East Village, this historic Georgetown mansion has wonderful proportions and light throughout. 

 

Renovated and restored from top to bottom the house is comfortable and easy to live in, but not at expense to the grandeur of its formal spaces. 

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The double living room has 11-foot ceilings and fantastic light flowing in from its massive windows. 

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This room alone is one of the special entertaining spaces of Georgetown. 

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The attached dining room is also large enough to accommodate any formal occasion. 

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The spacious proportions continue to the upper levels of the house where a master suite includes two ensuite bathrooms, a dressing room, and a separate sitting room, and there are additional bedrooms for family or guests. 

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The wonderful, walled, private garden includes a pool and manicured terraces with a large water feature. 

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The three bay garage with, guest quarters above, is ideal for an office or help quarters.

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For more information, contact Jamie Peva at 202. 258.5050 or jcpeva@me.com.

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House of Sweden Reopens Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2020

House of Sweden reopens to the general public Labor Day weekend.

 

Current exhibitions #SmartMobility, #SustainAbleVoices, and #Papier will be open starting Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 between 12:00- 5:00 pm. Admission is free.

 

PAPIER by Bea Szenfeld and Stina Wirsén 

Worn by world artists such as Lady Gaga and Björk, Swedish designer and artist Bea Szenfeld has made international headlines with her spectacular paper couture. Papier displays Szenfeld's handmade paper garments with Stina Wirsén's expressive fashion drawings as a colorful backdrop. The two artists meet in a mutual affection for the analogue handmade process and for the love of paper. 

 

Originally exhibited at Lidköping ArtHall and curated by Amanda Österberg, PAPIER by Bea Szenfeld and Stina Wirsén is a collaboration with the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis.

 

House of Sweden is loacated at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.


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Reckoning the Legacy of Race and Racism in Georgetown Sept. 1

August 27, 2020

Join a panel of thought leaders, academics, and descendants, for a conversation about race and racism in Georgetown on September 1 at 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. This event is virtual.

 

Much of residential and commercial Georgetown was built by free and enslaved African Americans and, for many years, Georgetown was an extremely diverse neighborhood. According to census data, in 1800 34% of Georgetown residents were free or enslaved African Americans while Black Georgetowners account for less than 6% of the population today. 

 

Following the national response to the murder of George Floyd, Healing through History will explore the policies and practices that led to this change, bringing a critical and crucial lens to our neighborhood and its past. The panelist conversation will be followed by audience Q&A.

 

This program is organized and facilitated by Dumbarton House, Mt. Zion/Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Georgetown Heritage, and Tudor Place Historic House and Garden.

 

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