Georgetown House Tour and Patrons Party
This year's Tour includes Julia Child's House and City Tavern Club.
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, St. John’s Episcopal Church will host the 89th Georgetown House Tour. Eight exceptional homes and landmarks will be presented this year highlighting the charm and history of Georgetown’s past with modern design and architectural enhancements showing the evolution of the times. The self-guided tour begins at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 3240 O Street in Georgetown. Purchase tickets here.
To help kickoff this year’s festivities, the Georgetown House Tour will host its annual Patrons Party on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Ticket includes admission to the Tour. Purchase tickets here.
Homes on the 2022 Georgetown House Tour:
1. 3264 P Street Georgetown's hidden Victorian gem. This 1840s home boasts enchanting grounds with gracious and enchanting gardens.
2. 3131 P Street This end unit is home to Sara Swabb, founder and creative director of StorieCollective. Swabb recently completed a full renovation to make it more conducive for her young family. Part of the renovation’s scope included restoring the previously stripped millwork to its 1890s origins. Guests can anticipate modern light fixtures, a large open kitchen, and a lower-level family room. This home was built on land known as the Rock of Dumbarton and boasts long range garden views, the benefit of bordering the large estate of the Albritton family.
3. 2706 Olive Street The 1950's home of famed chef Julia Child. This clapboard 1870 colonial-style home, which the chef affectionately called her “little jewel” is where Child produced recipes for one of her earliest cookbooks, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The home was built in a post-Civil War era by a notable African American carpenter, Edgar Murphy. Child purchased the home with her husband in the late 1940s, and in the 1970s, acclaimed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, best known for designing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ home in Martha’s Vineyard, modernized the home, adding a wall of windows that are still intact today. The home recently sold following a five-year renovation by notable architect Dale Overmyer.
4. 3323 R Street Home to interior design Skip Sroka and his husband John Kammeier, this property was recently reconfigured and repurposed. Guests can anticipate a centered staircase and a second floor garden room complete with French doors and a Juliet balcony overlooking the rear walled garden. Other notable design elements include custom designed furniture as well as antiques, rugs, art objects and paintings.
5. 1519 28th Street A bow front Victorian dating to the late 1800's, this house features a deep garden and a small water feature that was previously on the Georgetown Garden Tour.
6. 3130 Dumbarton Street This home is full of light with large windows and French doors which lead to a double sized lot. The home is adorned with period pieces and the walls are adorned with the owner’s extensive art collection. Guests are encouraged to visit the Carriage House, which has been converted to a Nantucket-inspired guest cottage complete with a large pool and patio.
7. 3312 N Street This home is one of the earliest homes in Georgetown, built in 1818. Designed in the true Federal style architecture. Beautiful updates throughout have been done while maintaining the original details of the home.
8. 3206 M Street City Tavern Club is a private club housed in one of the oldest buildings in Washington, and the last remaining Federal-style tavern in the city. Constructed in 1796 and first managed by Clement Sewall, who served in the Revolutionary War alongside his friend John Parke Curtis, George Washington’s stepson.