Photo by Christian Zapatka renovation
Staircase at 3007 Q Street
Staircase at 3007 Q Street

Georgetown opened its historic doors to 1,700 guests Saturday. The 81st anniversary of the Georgetown House Tour, organized by patrons and sponsors who live and work here, made it a true neighborhood event.

Outside Jack and Michele Evans Home (Photo by: Constance Chatfield-Taylor) Outside Jack and Michele Evans Home

"The tour was a great success due in large measure to the leadership of the co-chairs Stephanie Bothwell and Franklin Babb Randolph, in addition to the corporate sponsorship of Washington Fine Properties and the many volunteers who served as docents in the homes, hosted the tea at St. John's parish and coordinated house tour logistics the day of the tour.  Without them none of this would have been possible," said PR chair, Constance Christakos.

Hugh Newell Jacobsen at home (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Hugh Newell Jacobsen at home

The nine distinguished residences chosen this year included the home of Councilmember Jack Evans and his wife Michele, world-renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, a post-Civil War Italiante villa, an early Victorian home with setts from 17th century river stones, a home once used as a literary salon for noted authors, and a home owned by architect Christian Zapatka, who also renovated 3007 Q Street.

1416 34th Street with 17th century setts from ship ballasts (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 1416 34th Street with 17th century setts from ship ballasts

Library of late Senator Taft (Photo by: ) Library of late Senator Taft

Former home to literary parties (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Former home to literary parties

Leslie Kamrad, Rosemary Bowes, Stephanie Bothwell (Photo by: Constance Chatfield-Taylor) Leslie Kamrad, Rosemary Bowes, Stephanie Bothwell

3007 Q Street (Photo by: Christian Zapatka renovation ) 3007 Q Street

Friends and neighbors met at St. John's Episcopal Church for maps and afternoon tea.

St. John's Church (Photo by: Judith Beermann) St. John's Church