Photo by Judith Beermann
Kitty Kelley, Christian Zapatka, Barbara Alafoginis and Roberta Theis
Kitty Kelley, Christian Zapatka, Barbara Alafoginis and Roberta Theis

The annual spring tradition of peeking into 10 amazing historic homes, the Georgetown House Tour, kicked off Wednesday evening with a lavish Patron’s Party at the home of Bill Dean.

Robin Jones, Jill Altman and Elizabeth Miller (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Robin Jones, Jill Altman and Elizabeth Miller

Frida Burling, Georgetown's own, created the Patron’s Party sixteen years ago to raise additional funds for the Tour. The first Patron’s Party was hosted by author Kitty Kelley

Kitty Kelley and Christian Zapatka (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Kitty Kelley and Christian Zapatka

This year's Hosts are Jill and Capt. Scott Altman. A veteran of four NASA space flights, Altman spent more than 50 days in space and commanded the final two Hubble servicing missions. He also flew F-14s in the movie “Top Gun.”

Bob Laycock and Tom Vogt (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Bob Laycock and Tom Vogt

When the women of St. Johns Episcopal Church ran the first tour 85 years ago, Georgetown had streetcars and Herbert Hoover was President. Today, St. John’s continues to welcome its neighbors and guests for a special day of touring, tea and music.  

Constance Chatfield-Taylor, Barbara Crocker and Amy Strobe (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Constance Chatfield-Taylor, Barbara Crocker and Amy Strobe

Patrons and host committee members mingled with party co-chairs Avery Miller and Elizabeth Miller and 350 (up one hundred from last year!) oh so chic guests.  

 

Ann Shack, Ray Kikulski and Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Ann Shack, Ray Kikulski and Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller

Cocktails and champagne flowed freely as hors d'oeuvres were served under a tented patio and tree-lined pool area.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Inside, guests enjoyed an exquisite buffet and bar service while catching up with friends throughout the elegantly appointed, quintessential Georgetown residence. 

Michelle Seiver and Laurie Kusch (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Michelle Seiver and Laurie Kusch

The 2016 Georgetown House Tour is Saturday, April 23rd. Doors open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Krista Johnson and Erica Schille (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Krista Johnson and Erica Schille

For tickets, visit Georgetown House Tour.

Dennis and Marnie Kenny with Joe and Hilary Gibbons (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Dennis and Marnie Kenny with Joe and Hilary Gibbons

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

2 Comments For This Article

Anonymous

Great pics! Maybe we can do the tour next year.

The Heimbolds

The Georgetown Patrons Party and House Tour are worthy Georgetown institutions. The Heimbolds were so lucky years ago to have had the opportunity to present our home not for one but two days. The tour raised the necessary funds for the organizations that benefited from the interest and enthusiasm of the public. The Georgetown house tour has grown by leaps and bounds from Frida Burling's brainchild and is now a much planned and calendared event. Best wishes for this Saturday.