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Prospect Street to Get New Retail and Underground Parking

September 23, 2014

The Weaver family-owned 82-space Prospect Street lot opposite Cafe Milano will be redeveloped into “Prospect Place” by McCaffery Interests Inc. This, according to Washington Business Journal.

McCaffery plans to construct two stories of retail atop a 101-space underground parking garage — 20 percent more spaces than are currently available on the lot.

The Weaver family settled in Georgetown in 1811 and launched a farm and butcher business. W.T. Weaver & Sons, a family-owned architectural hardware and plumbing store located at 1208 Wisconsin Ave. NW, opened in 1889.

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Four Seasons Hosts Sprint Four the Cure Sept. 20

September 3, 2014

Lace up your shoes and get ready to kick cancer to the curb. Sprint Four the Cure is a 5K chipped race that raises funds and awareness for cancer, celebrates cancer survivors, and honors those who have lost their battles with cancer.

The event is held in honor of Andrea Kauffman, a former Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. employee who lost her fight with cancer in 2010.

Track your time, location, and results with our computer-based chip timing. Registration includes a free T-shirt, raffle ticket for door prizes, and Four Seasons buffet breakfast served immediately after the race. 

Individual runners or teams (minimum of four participants) are welcome. Ready to register for Sprint Four the Cure? Visit Sprint Four The Cure.

See you at the starting line, Saturday, September 20!


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WFP Lists Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Farm

August 17, 2014

Airstrip and Paddocks (Photo by: HomeVisit) Airstrip and Paddocks

Thomas B. Anderson, President of Washington Fine Properties (WFP), announced Friday that WFP will offer the truly remarkable 2,000 acre Upperville, Virginia farm of Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, who died earlier this year at the age of 103. One of the most important farms in America, Oak Spring Farm is where Paul and Bunny Mellon shared their many passions including horse breeding, horticulture, and art collecting.

Oak Spring Farm includes a rare and private mile-long airstrip, extensive equestrian stables and barns, extraordinary gardens and greenhouses, guest houses, tenant houses, a pool house designed by noted architect I.M. Pei, and the stately neo-Georgian mansion known as “Brick House”. Designed in 1941 by renowned architect William Adams Delano of Delano and Aldrich, the Brick House became a home for Mr. and Mrs. Mellon’s world-renowned art collection. The property is being offered in its entirety for $70 million.

I.M. Pei Pavilion Pool House (Photo by: HomeVisit) I.M. Pei Pavilion Pool House

“Washington Fine Properties is extremely honored to have been chosen to represent Mrs. Mellon’s beloved farm,” said Tom Anderson. “For over 65 years, the mystique of the farm has captured attention worldwide.”

ABOUT MR. AND MRS. PAUL MELLON

Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon (1910-2014) was a renowned horticulturist and collector, whose marriage to Paul Mellon in 1948, the only son of financier Andrew Mellon, united two of America’s most affluent families.

Greenhouse (Photo by: HomeVisit) Greenhouse

A supremely private woman with a deep passion for gardening, Bunny sculpted the couple’s beloved Oak Spring Farm into the closest American version of the English Cotswolds. While Oak Spring was her private treasure, Mrs. Mellon’s extensive list of contributions to the world of horticulture includes redesigns of the Rose Garden and East Garden at The White House for her close friend, Jacqueline Kennedy, and the revival of Louis XIV’s kitchen garden at Versailles. The Oak Spring Garden Library, Mrs. Mellon’s celebrated collection of rare books, manuscripts, works of art and artifacts relating to gardening, landscape design, horticulture, botany, natural history and travels, is world-renowned and among the finest of its kind. Sharing a fondness for art, Mr. and Mrs. Mellon built an extraordinary collection and generously supported the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Equally passionate about horses, the couple bred and raised champion racehorses at Oak Spring Farm. The Mellons are the only individuals to ever own a winner of the Kentucky Derby, Epsom Derby, and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.


For more information about this extraordinary property, visit WFP or contact Thomas B. Anderson at thomas.anderson@wfp.com or 202.243.1644

Yearling Barns (Photo by: HomeVisit) Yearling Barns


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