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Fall Garden Design at Hillwood

October 3, 2017

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is hosting Gardener's Focus: Fall Design on October 5th & October 12th from 2:45 to 3:30 pm.

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Part of the magic of Hillwood’s gardens is how constantly (and quickly) things change! Focal points around the estate change seasonally. Join Jessica Bonilla, head gardener, to learn more about this fall’s seasonal plantings.


Jessica Bonilla is the head gardener at Hillwood. Joining the team in 2009, she and her staff are responsible for all aspects of garden upkeep. With nearly twenty years of experience, she started her career in commercial landscaping and in 2000 became head gardener at a private estate in Rochester, NY, where she also ran her own landscaping business. 


Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.


Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is located at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW.

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Capital One Purchases Iconic Georgetown Corner

August 8, 2017

As reported August 3 in Washington Business Journal, Sagamore Development, the investment company which owns the corner building on the southeast corner of M Street in Georgetown, has sold the property to Capital One, a bank holding company, headquartered in McLean, Virginia for $50.2 million.


Sagamore's extensive renovations prior to selling include a new basement, and the upper floors renovated for apartments. 


The building, most recently Serendipity3 and formerly Nathan's, was widely expected to become a retail Under Armour store. Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank (who owns Sagamore) purchased the property for $12.2 million in 2014.

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WFP and PreFab Partners Launch Innovative Homes

July 20, 2017

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) and real estate development company Prefab Partners, founded by Steve Salis and John W. Thompson, have announced the launch of two innovative homes in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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Known as FARMHOUSE.MODERN, 1516 and 1522 Foxhall Road, each listed at $1,995,000, use sophisticated aerospace robotics to deliver unrivaled build quality and cutting-edge technology packaged in a modern prefabricated farmhouse aesthetic. The homes should be complete by mid-fall but are on the market now.


Created using a new form of modular home design called "Aerospace Robotic Panelization, all the elements of the homes are cut and created by robots and then shipped and built on the lot of the home. The typical turnaround time from delivery of the materials to getting the structure of the homes created can be done in 1-3 days.  Unlike other modular homes that are forced to have a strict design, these panelization homes can be fully customized and designed by an architect.  Most of the materials used in the home are sourced from recycled materials.   


The properties feature five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and spacious light-filled common areas. On the ground floor, an inviting front porch opens to a grand foyer and private office. Beyond is a sleek, open kitchen with seating along a central island, and a sun-soaked great room with dedicated living and dining areas highlighted by a rear glass wall backdrop. Upstairs, a master suite with walk-in closet and two generous bedrooms with a shared bath await.

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The top floor is devoted entirely to a luxurious owners’ suite, featuring an elegant bathroom, oversized walk-in closet, and exercise studio.  A private roof deck offers expansive aerial views of the Foxhall neighborhood and adjacent Hardy Park.


On the property’s lowest level, owners will find an additional bedroom with full bath, a fully loaded mud room with utility/dog-washing station, an airy media/family room leading to a large patio with ample space for an outdoor kitchen, and an off-street parking pad.


For more informaton, contact WFP's Tammy Gale at or 202.297.0169


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