Friday, September 19, 2008

Georgetown continued

Since it was a lovely day, I decided to take a short little walk and show you more of Georgetown, DC's most charming neighborhood. We'll start here at the 'heart' of Georgetown - the gold dome in the distance (my bank!) is at the major intersection of M street (the commercial and tourist street) and Wisconsin Ave (the street you see here with smaller stores and more local traffic). This is a sort of typical street scene on the side streets (which are numbered). The houses are smaller and lower to the ground (without the english basement apartment) on a tree lined street.
This represents one of the 'cream of the crop' of townhouses here in Georgetown located on the lettered main streets (dc is a grid - numbers running north and south and letters running east and west). An older federal townhouse with a newer addition from the 20th century probably containing a grand entertaining space and a COVETED garage. If you have a garage in Georgetown, you are extremely lucky!
Another larger townhouse on a Lettered street. This one is one of the few townhouses turned into apartments.
A pretty front garden.Another pretty side street with smaller houses. Trees make every street more welcoming, don't they?A welcoming front stoop, I love geraniums!
One of the buildings along the canal - great stonework detail -this corbel is HUGE!
This interesting old stone building has been rehabbed and has a great modern addition on the top. This is the showroom for an ID we're using on one of my projects.
This is a new 'loft' condo building facing the canal. I wish I could live here!!
It's huge!! One of the penthouses is currently selling for $10 million, a bit out of my price range (rolls eyes). Some of the units have views of the potomac river while others face the canal here.This is the opposite side and view from the condos. Beautiful! That is Cady's alley on the right which houses a lot of designer showrooms.I love this little building -it houses an architectural firm. It's built right into that wall!


Lots of terraces to add greenery.

This concludes your tour - you are back where we started yesterday!

14 comments:

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

Neat Buildings !

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

That was a nice tour. I hope to visit D.C. someday and would love to see Georgetown. I've heard about its historical beauty. It is on my list of places to visit. I'm also told Dupont circle is another must see spot for that part of the country.

Be the change..... said...

BMD, Georgetown has a lot of historical homes from the 18th century -all in great condition. The next neighbhorhood over is Dupont circle which is where a lot of young professionals live and all the embassies are. If you see one you can't miss the other, they're neighbors!

L said...

stunning, stunning, stunning. i've never been to g-town, but always wanted to go. now more than ever. those photos are gorgeous! i love tree-lined streets oh-so-very-much!

with love from pittsburgh...

Be the change..... said...

Laura, Picture an Allegheny West / Mexican War Streets but MUCH larger and nicer with great shopping thrown in-thats georgetown!

Pigtown-Design said...

Do you know about the one-, two- and three-syllable streets as you go further away from the city center to Maryland? In alpha order by one syllable, then by two, then three...

Be the change..... said...

Ya, PD, thats always seemed so weird to me! I get lost above W street - lol -i do letters and numbers, but not names!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

When I lived in Washington, I banked at the old Riggs bank near the Treasury building—and solely because of the bronze teller cages. Very gratifying too all that marble. Gave one a feeling of reassurance.

Be the change..... said...

Oh I know the bank you mean, AAL! Sad, but I chose this bank too because I really just liked the way it looked! The inside has a lot of really nice faux painting.

David said...

What a wonderful place to live and work, Lucky Boy!

Be the change..... said...

Thanks David, I really love it here -it's a great area!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

This was fun. I've never been to Georgetown, so I found it especially interesting. It certainly still looks like summer there!

Be the change..... said...

PTE, I swear it's always summer here, I can't wait for fall! LOL It's been cooling down finally though, can't wait for the fall leaves and crisp mornings!

R.J. Gilmour said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of Georgetown, one of my favourite architectural places in North America...lucky for you to be living so close to such a treasure