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WFP Lists Modernist Forest Hills Home

September 9, 2019

Washington Fine Properties has listed 4101 Linnean Avenue NW, an elegant one-of-a-kind Forest Hills residence offered at $4,495,000.

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Sited on over half and acre of land backing to the wooded grounds of the Hillwood museum, the home was built in 1992 by noted modernist architect Heather Cass. 


The open and airy interior is characterized by soaring ceilings and countless windows and skylights taking full advantage of the stunning woodland backdrop. Perhaps its most notable feature is its two-wing great room with 22' walls of windows, elegant open stairway, walkout to the home's rear patio, and second floor walkway above lined with bookshelves and closets. 

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The home's two-wing design allows for separation of formal and family space on the main level, and preserves privacy on the bedroom levels. Multiple rooms throughout the home could be used flexibly as office space, game rooms, or libraries, and its numerous closets and built-ins allow for ample storage space.



  • Great room with 22' ceilings, gas fireplace 
  • Formal dining room with butler's pantry with sink, wine refrigerator, and warming drawer 
  • Newly renovated Bulthaup kitchen featuring Wolf range and double oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and stylish flat-front cabinets with ample storage 
  • Family room adjoining Kitchen with large pantry and access to home's 2-car garage 
  • Mud room with powder room 
  • Laundry room 
  • Guest suite with full en suite bath 
  • Large family/media room 
  • Double office with built-in desks 
  • Powder room and coat closet 

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  • Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and fireplace 
  • Master bath/dressing room 1 with sauna 
  • Master bath/dressing room 2 with soaking tub and sitting area 
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3, each with walk-in closet and loft above 
  • Hall bath with two vanities and separate tub and shower 
  • Bedroom 4 with en suite bath 
  • Children's office nook with desk and window seat 
  • Fenced-in sport court LOWER LEVEL 
  • Large playroom with media cabinet and kitchenette 
  • Nanny/in-law suite with bedroom, full bath, kitchen area, and separate entrance 
  • Bonus room/bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet 
  • Large exercise/bonus room 

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  • Expansive back patio with grilling station 
  • Large lawn backed by woods 2-car garage with extra storage area and direct access to Kitchen, additional driveway parking 
  • Side deck with access to each level

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For more information, contact Cynthia Howar 202.297.6000 or Margot Wilson 202.549.2100

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Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill Fall Walk Sept. 7

August 28, 2019

The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill will have their Fall Art Walk on Saturday, September 7th from 5:00-8:00 pm. The focus this year is on abstract work, with solo shows by artists working in a variety of media. Seeing the exhibits at the same time will give visitors an opportunity to

compare and contrast the work, making for a thoughtful and entertaining evening.


The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill is an association composed of six fine art galleries located on upper Wisconsin Avenue in the art and antiques district of Georgetown. The association was established to inform visitors about this vibrant neighborhood which offers the largest concentration of fine art galleries in Washington, DC.

Summer Flowers, Natasha Karpinskia (Photo by: Susan Calloway Fine Art Gallery) Summer Flowers, Natasha Karpinskia


Galleries in this group exhibit works from modern to contemporary in a range of styles and media including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, contemporary glass masters, cutting edge and emerging artists, Washington area-based printmakers, and artists from across the globe.


Carousel is Natasha Karpinskia's fourth solo exhibition at Calloway Fine Art. The show features pieces from multiple series that interplay form and composition while maintaining a captivating color palette. The pieces are curated to have the viewer move between pieces as if rotating on an axis of a carousel while images of the surroundings flash and elements linger from one piece to the next. The collection illustrates Natasha’s mastery of monotype through color, composition, and technique.


Addison/Ripley Fine Art welcomes Nancy Sansom Reynolds back to the gallery with her new series, “unwinding” inspired by rolled and unrolled origami paper. Like that paper, each of these sculptures has a lightness, and almost fragile quality which defies the presumed characteristics of the shaped plywood in which the artist works. As before, Sansom Reynolds cites as inspiration the clarity and sharpening of senses that life in the desert has afforded her and her work.

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Ranjani Shettar's Sculpture at The Phillips Collection Through Aug 25

July 14, 2019

Earth Songs for a Night Sky, a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar is at The Phillips Collection through August 25, 2019. This exhibition is part of Intersections, a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions.


Drawing from her environment in rural India—with changing skies, monsoon rains, and lush vegetation—and employing traditional materials such as teak wood and indigo pigment, and techniques of carving, dyeing, and lacquer, Shettar has created hand-carved wood sculptures and a multi-part piece that wraps up the gallery walls. Occupying two rooms and the staircase of the original Phillips House, the project is conceived in dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky’s artist’s book Klänge (Sounds)—which features 56 woodcuts and was published right after he had made his breakthrough into abstraction—and Paul Klee’s late paintings in the Phillips’s collection: Efflorescence (1937) and Figure of the Oriental Theater (1934). For Shettar, the connection between her work and Kandinsky’s book and Klee’s paintings is more metaphysical than visual. As she says, “I relate to the surreal and abstract qualities of both Kandinsky’s poetry and images. In Klee, I find a formal and thematic playfulness that I strive to achieve in my own work.” Undeniably, what the work of the three artists have in common is a tension between the material world and spiritual aspirations, observation and introspection, and the act of seeing, making, and reflecting.

Please note that from July 9 through August 9, while The Phillips Collection makes critical repairs to the elevator in the Phillips House building, accessibility to this exhibition will be unavailable to those visitors requiring use of the elevator. 

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