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'Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel'

March 4, 2015

Mark Rothko Room at The Phllips Colleciton (Photo by: The Phillips Colleciton ) Mark Rothko Room at The Phllips Colleciton

French academic, author, and historian Annie Cohen-Solal discusses her new book Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel with Klaus Ottmann, Director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art and Curator at Large.

The book talk will be held March 12, 3015 at 7:00 pm at The Phillips Collection. Tickets are free but reservations are required.

Using archival materials no previous biographer had seen, Cohen-Solal paints an extraordinarily detailed portrait of Rothko—the man and the artist.

Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street, NW.  Tel: 202.387.2151

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WFP Lists Handsome East Village Residence

February 18, 2015

3033 O Street NW (Photo by: HomeVisit) 3033 O Street NW

In the highly sought-after East Village, just steps to Montrose, Rose, and Volta parks, Washington Fine Properties has listed this Georgetown residence within walking distance to the neighborhood’s fine restaurants, trendy boutiques, and art galleries.

Located on one of Georgetown’s premiere streets, this handsome semi-detached townhome with five bedrooms, three full bath and one half bath, offered at $2,595,000, features generously-proportioned rooms appointed with fine architectural details dating back to the late 1700s.

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Guests enter the main level thru a gracious entry foyer/hall. This level offers a double parlor living room, reception area, formal dining room with fireplace, a garden room, powder room, and a renovated, sun-soaked gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and center island/breakfast bar, and glass French doors leading to the well-manicured rear garden, deck, and patio.

The upper level features a large master suite with walk-in closet and private bath with double sinks, three guest bedrooms (or two plus an office),
and a full hall bath. There are two lower levels – one is a laundry room plus storage; the other includes a recreation room/nanny suite with a full bath, and multiple walk-in closets.

Other special features include 11foot ceilings, abundant storage, and original architectural details combined with all of the comforts of casual daily life or gracious entertaining.

For more information, contact:

Patrick Chauvin direct 202.256.9595 or

Cecelia Leake direct 202.256.7804 or

Brad House direct 571.344.0203  or

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Sexy Converted Logan Victorian

February 11, 2015

1449 N Street NW (Photo by: HomeVisit) 1449 N Street NW

The penthouse at 1449 N Street NW is a uniquely special offering of strikingly modern design wrapped in a charming, turn-of-the-century Victorian row house. Dramatic open spaces under skylit airy ceilings create the ultimate environment in which to live and entertain.

No detail has been overlooked to create a truly one-of-a-kind space in this vibrant urban location.

Upon entry, is a sleek granite and stainless steel chef’s kitchen, which features a SubZero refrigerator and wine refrigerator, KitchenAid gas range and microwave, dual-drawer Fisher-Paykel dishwasher, and a large center island with under-mounted sink.

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Extensive custom cabinetry houses all the culinary necessities, and a full wall of built-in wine storage will showcase your collection. Two-story skylit ceilings create an airy and comfortable space bathed in natural light.

Just beyond the kitchen is a convenient powder room and coat closet, and guests will enjoy the luxurious guest suite with private marble bath.

Up a few stairs is the stunning, sun-filled raised main living area complete with gas fireplace and large south-facing windows overlooking tree-lined N Street. A unique, “floating” loft-style office overlooks the main level and boasts a generous storage closet with custom shelving.

There's garage parking in a building across the street. Hard to find “garages” when you’re talking “converted row houses”.

For more information, contact Jeff Wilson of of Washington Fine Properties at 301.442.8553

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