Monday, April 26, 2010

Georgetown

This past weekend held one of my favorite annual events, the Georgetown house tour. While photos are understandably not allowed of the tour, I was snap happy with plenty of inspiration around me! I always associate Georgetown with gas lanterns, I especially loved the contrast between this white painted stone and black metalwork seen above. I noticed a lot of houses (not on the tour) were for sale, a sad testament of the times. Many of the homes featured this year held unexpected surprises: be it ultra modernity or amazingly grand spaces behind sedate exteriors. The lineup was superb and varied. Don't miss the tour next year, it never disappoints and supports a great cause.

12 comments:

Lindsey said...

Would so love to go on this tour!!

columnist said...

I would love to go on one of these, and wish they had such things here, but sadly not. I suppose the next best thing is going to view properties (for sale), but sometimes the ghastly decoration is too much to bear, but I suppose it gets the creative juices flowing as to how you might make them habitable for those of us with an eye for beauty. You can see how objective I'm being here!

victoria thorne said...

always wanted to live in Georgetown...would happily snap up one of those stunners on sale; thank you, again, for gorgeous good looks and the link

Things That Inspire said...

I always love a good home tour! I went on one this weekend too. Getting to go behind (normally) closed doors is such a treat.

pve design said...

I desperately adore gas lit spots and candle light in the windows! What a fun tour to light up your weekend.
pve

VictoriaArt said...

I love house tours, I go whenever I find out!
Yours looks so divine! Wish I could be there one day!
Beautiful houses too!
XX
Victoria

PS: Please come visit, I posted on my latest finished design project...

Picture of Elegance said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't attend this year. It's usually a wonderful tour. I agree with you so many houses for sale, especially on N street!

Reynolds Still said...

I thought SURELY you'd sneak an accidental snapshop of an amazing interior, no? ha LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the iron gas lantern with the rich wood of the entrance in the background. Thanks for sharing AD! Have a great week.

Best regards,
Reynolds Still

Reggie Darling said...

I spent much of my adolescence living in Washington, and always loved visiting Georgetown. Really a lovely area, full of beautifully preserved buildings and gardens. Reggie

24 Corners said...

Georgetown is one of my most favorite places on the planet...I have such fond memories of visiting there. To go on a home tour in such a beautiful and historic area would be a dream experience!

Lord Cowell said...

I love the architraves over the top of the windows. Tres Moi! David.

Kwana said...

This tour sounds like so much fun. I'd love to step inside with you.