Friday, April 6, 2018

The Best Majestic Mansions and Historic Homes of Washington D.C.

by Brian Gate
Apr 4, 2018 - Despite people quickly jumping to conclusions that the historic homes in Washington D.C. may be (more than a little) stuck-in-time, the homes are actually works-in-progress. Studies are still being run, discoveries being uncovered with new pictures, new documents, new letters and even evidence that may change what we thought was 'absolutely right' about the house. That’s the work of the various historical societies and museums. Stepping into a historic home, hence, may feel less like walking into a place that is stuck in time. Instead, it’s the latest and closest interpretation of what the house or era used to be like. Even when you’re in Georgetown, where most of D.C.’s historic sites are located, what you assume to be relic may seem like they have recently received a new coat of paint.

Preservation and restoration efforts on the homes and museums in Washington D.C. is particularly important for those who love history, art, and politics. It’s a gateway to a bygone time that helped shape the people of this country. The vast array of homes-turned-museums in Washington D.C. provides an intimate look into the former homes of iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass and many more. Of course, one should not forget to make a charter bus trip to historic attractions like the National Mall, The White House, The Lindens and the Old Stone House. Most of the attractions are located in neighborhoods that are religiously preserved and have undergone little changes over the years except for imminent restorations, repairs, and additions of modern amenities like air-conditioning.  Because many of the homes were built before the Revolutionary War, taking a walk through them has a magnetic and spell-binding effect. 


1. The King Hooper Mansion a.k.a. The Lindens

8 Hooper St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3213
(781) 631-2608
Formerly built in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1754 by its first owner, Robert ‘King’ Hooper, the home was bought-over, taken down and then delivered piece-by-piece to the established, chic and elite neighborhood of Kalorama Heights in 1935. Since then, it’s made its way into the National Register of Historic Places.

The couple who later owned the property, George and Miriam Morris, ensured much of the original characteristics of the building remain untouched. It retains its historic features like the Hancock staircase and balustrades, beautiful prints of France lining up along the walls and its unique wood paneling. On top of running regular tours and housing art exhibitions, the mansion is also used by the Marblehead Arts Association as its headquarters and venue to host six galleries, art classes, and community events.


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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Foodie Adventures in Downtown Washington DC


The food-ventures that you can experience in downtown Washington DC is, literally, endless. Whether you’re wishing for a waterfront dining experience, would like to experience fine dining in a five-star hotel, or sample an exquisite, innovative culinary concept, it’s all right here in DC. ‘Chocolate City’, as it is sometimes fondly called, has seen a rush of incoming International-style diners in the past decade and some would argue that no other city within its vicinity has seen the same level of explosion. 

Here, you’ll find hip renaissance-style eateries, local pop-ups, unique coffee shops and creative cafes dotting the downtown dining scene. This says a lot about the growth the historic city’s experienced through the years. 

Below is a short list of favorite diners and restaurants located in various neighborhoods in D.C.

Georgetown - At The Intersection Of The Old And New

Boasting of a unique historic charm, Georgetown, one of Washington DC’s oldest neighborhoods, has a smattering of chic locations throughout. Upscale, modern bars along M Street, quaint cafes are strewn across Wisconsin Avenue, while celebrated diners with five-star ratings to their names have diverse menus of options for people of all ages. 
There are indoor and outdoor seatings overlooking the stunning Potomac River, Kennedy Center, Watergate and Key Bridge available at the Sequoia Restaurant, traditional American fares at the family-owned Nick’s Riverside Grille, and a delightful experience to be had at the award-winning, flagship restaurant of Founding Farmers. The restaurants have the ability to attract tens of thousands of regular locals and new tourists rain or shine. Some charm the socks off their patrons with delectable dishes, while others leave a lasting impression because of its authentic, family-friendly urban farmhouse feel. 
  • Sequoia Restaurant
    The Washington Harbour
    3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 944-4200
    www.sequoiadc.com
    Highlights: Sunday brunch buffet, wedding venue, and live jazz entertainment
  • Nick’s Riverside Grille
    3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 342-3535
    www.nicksriversidegrill.com
    Highlights: relaxing atmosphere, authentic pasta dishes, fresh-out-of-the-water seafood and scrumptious steaks
  • Founding Farmers DC
    1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
    (202) 822-8783
    www.wearefoundingfarmers.com 
    Highlights: authentic recipes, farm-to-table feel, classic and chic atmosphere
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