Historic Georgetown Residences Open to Public
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.
"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.
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.
Friends and neighbors met at St. John's Episcopal Church for maps and afternoon tea.