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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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Reisling Tasting at ENO July 19

July 12, 2017

ENO Wine Bar invites you to join Certified Wine Specialist (CWS), Rachael Buehrer from The Country Vintner on Wednesday, July 19th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 


The Country Vintner is based in Richmond, Virginia and is the Mid-Atlantic's premier importer of fine wine and spirits of which Rachael represents. She is visiting ENO to sample five of her favorite Rieslings:

Fitz Ritter Riesling Durkheimer Abtsfronhof Trocken Sekt (NV), Pfalz, Germany

Schneider Riesling Trocken 'Melaphyr' 2016, Nahe, Germany

Donnhoff Estate Riesling Trocken 2016, Nahe, Germany

Strub Niersteiner Oelberg Riesling Trocken Im Taubennest 2015, Rheinhessen, Germany

Merkelback Urzinger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese #11 2014, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany


Tickets for the ENOversity are $35 per person and include:

5 wine tastings

An informative talk on Riesling wine

A variety of snacks and nibbles


ENO Wine Bar is located at 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue in Georgetown

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'Tudor Place: America’s Story Lives Here' Wins Two Awards

June 4, 2017

Tudor Place: America’s Story Lives Here, the first full-length book on the Tudor Place estate, collections, and history, has received two prestigious prizes. Deemed “Best Regional Non-Fiction (Mid-Atlantic)” in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, the book was also named top regional title in the Independent Book Publishers Association’s 29th Annual Ben Franklin Awards. Covering the people, collections, architecture, and landscape of the National Historic Landmark, the book was published jointly in fall 2016 by the Tudor Place Foundation and the White House Historical Association. It richly chronicles life on the Georgetown estate that was home to six generations of one family descended from Martha Washington.


“We are proud of the book and pleased to see this recognition from the publishing industry,” said Executive Director Mark Hudson. “A historical study and catalog of the collections, it also makes a beautiful coffee table book and appeals to readers with a variety of interests.” he added. (Hudson said as much in December 2016 to The Washington Post.)


The IBPA awards are one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. The Independent Publishers’ “IPPY” Awards, the world’s largest international and regional book awards competition, recognize exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles. This year’s winners, selected from among 5,000 entries, will be celebrated May 30 during the annual BookExpo convention in New York. “One word to describe this year’s IPPY medal-winning books is vivid,” said awards director Jim Barnes – an adjective that certainly applies to the Tudor Place book’s stunning historic prints and images by photographer Bruce M. White as well as the accompanying essays.


Edited by former Tudor Place Executive Director Leslie L. Buhler, the text includes essays by Architect Emeritus of the U.S. Capitol William C. Allen, landscape historian Patricia Marie O’Donnell, and Buhler and former Tudor Place Curator Erin Kuykendall. The foreword is by historian Joseph J. Ellis. White’s arresting photographs appear alongside historic maps, prints and photographsfrom the Tudor Place and other archives.

Tudor Place: America’s Story Lives Here can be purchased at the Tudor Place Museum Shop, the museum’s online shop, through the White House Historical Association, and on

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