Photo by Judith Beermann
Hosts Marc Schappell and Tom Anderson with Frida Burling
Hosts Marc Schappell and Tom Anderson with Frida Burling

The 2013 Patron's Party for the Georgetown House Tour officially began when Grande Dame of Georgetown, 97-year old Frida Burling arrived, sparkling in turquoise.

Jennifer Altemus, Frank Babb Randolph and Katherine Tallmadge (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer Altemus, Frank Babb Randolph and Katherine Tallmadge

After all, it was Frida's idea a dozen years ago to raise charitable funds for the annual house tour. Past Patron Party hosts have included former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee and his wife Sally Quinn, author Kitty Kelley, developer Herb Miller and his wife Patrice, and, sadly, the late Curt Winsor, Bank of Georgetown President and his wife Debbie.

Cathy Kerkum, Samira Farmer and Jackie Pletcher (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Cathy Kerkum, Samira Farmer and Jackie Pletcher

Honoring the residents who have graciously opened their homes for the annual public event (this year on April 27th), the Georgetown House Tour Patrons’ Party drew Georgetowners, friends of St. John’s Church, and their guests to a landmark Georgetown home for a festive evening.

Paul Frazer and Tina Alster (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Paul Frazer and Tina Alster

Gary Scott, Paul Foster, Terri Robinson, Jeffrey Detwiler and Jennifer Altemus (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Gary Scott, Paul Foster, Terri Robinson, Jeffrey Detwiler and Jennifer Altemus

This year's Spring soirée was held at the stately and elegant P Street residence of Tom Anderson and Marc Schappell of Washington Fine Properties. Their early 19th century home, masterfully restored and renovated, was generously opened to several hundred chic and natty guests who enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Katherine Tallmadge and Frederick J. Ryan (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Katherine Tallmadge and Frederick J. Ryan

Constance Chatfield-Taylor, Charlie Eisen, Jackie Pletcher and Cathy Kerkam (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Constance Chatfield-Taylor, Charlie Eisen, Jackie Pletcher and Cathy Kerkam

Martin Gammon and Sonya Bernhardt (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Martin Gammon and Sonya Bernhardt

Robin Jones and Leslie Maysack (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Robin Jones and Leslie Maysack

Page Evans and Amanda Smith Hood (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Page Evans and Amanda Smith Hood

That fabulous kitchen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) That fabulous kitchen