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Walk the walk: Mr. Nourse's 1810 Georgetown

April 4, 2011

Meet at Dumbarton House (corner of Q & 27th Streets) on Saturday, April 9, 2011 for a special walking tour of Georgetown, circa 1810.
 
Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, will lead a delightful meander through Georgetown's "East Village" streets, circa 1810, the way Joseph Nourse – first resident of Dumbarton House – would have viewed his neighborhood on the heights of Georgetown from his "Cedar Hill" (aka Dumbarton House) home.
 
It's an hour tour beginning at 10:30 am sharp. Rain or shine. Three years and younger are welcome but must be in a stroller. No pets allowed. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
 
No reservation required but reservations are welcome; Cash or check only (or prepaid below) on tour morning, or register on-line here at Dumbarton House.  $10 per person (age 3 and under free). Tel. 202.337.2288


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Superior Homes Services honored for Georgetown restoration

March 24, 2011

Recently recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) with the 2010 Capitol COTY (Contractor of the Year) Award, Superior Home Services, Inc. was honored with six awards for their historical restoration of an 1865 Georgetown row house completed in October 2010.

Daniel Steinkoler, Mike Martin, and Emmanuel Ogundipe at the NARI COTY Awards (Photo by: Lydia Cutter) Daniel Steinkoler, Mike Martin, and Emmanuel Ogundipe at the NARI COTY Awards

This full service residential construction company specializing in high end remodeling, historical restoration projects and new construction, has been serving the Georgetown and greater Washington community for over 23 years.

“We are so excited about this honor and want to thank everyone who helped make this project a huge success!” said Daniel Steinkoler, Superior Home Services president.  

The firm won Grand prize for Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration, Grand for Creative Solutions Under $15,000, Merit for Residential Interior Specialty, Merit for Residential Kitchen Over $150,000, Finalist for Residential Bath Over $60,000 and Finalist for Residential Bath $30,000 to $60,000.  

Renovated kitchen in Georgetown home (Photo by: Lydia Cutter) Renovated kitchen in Georgetown home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renovated bathroom in Georgetown home (Photo by: Lydia Cutter) Renovated bathroom in Georgetown home

All the historic homes in Georgetown are so unique and interesting, and it’s been a wonderful opportunity to watch an historical row house be renovated and brought back to life." Amanda Mayes told The Georgetown Dish.

Amanda Mayes and Daniel Steinkoler (Photo by: Lydia Cutter) Amanda Mayes and Daniel Steinkoler

The Capital COTY awards are among the highest in the remodeling industry.  This multi award-winning Georgetown pied-a-terre was featured in Home and Design magazine's March/April 2011 issue: http://www.homeanddesign.com/article.asp?article=21117&paper=97&cat=180

Restored railing at Georgetown home (Photo by: Lydia Cutter) Restored railing at Georgetown home

 

 


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Tennessee Williams Centennial Festival at Georgetown University

March 22, 2011

From March 24-27, Georgetown University will host fully staged productions, interactive multimedia experiences, workshops, concerts, screenings, and discussions as part of the Tennessee Williams Centennial Festival. This ambitious, multifaceted celebration honors and explores the indelible legacy of one of America’s greatest artists. For a full schedule of the week's events and to purchase tickets, read more here.


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