Washington | DC
Completely renovated studio in the heart of Foggy Bottom. No detail left out from wide plank wood floor to large bell pendant lights accenting the dining and kitchen areas. Sleek and spacious white stone countertops, stainless steel fridge, dishwasher and gas stove. Overhead smart microwave oven, 48-inch cabinets which are perfect to store infrequently used appliances up high while functional for everyday necessities within reach. Perfect eat-in counter space but enough counter to be a chef or entertainers delight. Accent wall faces Northeast with a clean view of trees and custom floor cabinets for additional storage. The walkthrough closet large enough to be a changing room is artistically lit by a wine barrel Edison bulb style fixture. Escape to the bathroom and imagine yourself among nature while the Phantasm Marble Tile floor tile leads to the nearly floor-to-ceiling Carrera marble shower with a brass rain shower head and handheld shower attachment. Easy access to Rock Creek Park trails and once the city is bustling again find yourself in the heart of restaurants, METRO, and a simple walk to work.
Stretching from the Potomac River to the western edge of Georgetown, Foggy Bottom takes its name from the fog that naturally lingers here. It’s marked by big-name cultural and diplomatic edifices as well as the southern end of Rock Creek Park. It’s bordered by the West End, a hotel- and restaurant-rich zone next to Georgetown. The biggest draw for tourists and residents? The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Potomac River-side performing arts center is a living memorial dedicated to President John F. Kennedy, known for his promotion of culture. World-class music, dance and drama performances take place here nearly every day of the year on nine stages. The Millennium Stage hosts free shows nightly at 6 p.m., too.
Other landmarks include the U.S. Department of State, where the art- and antique-loaded Diplomatic Reception rooms can be toured by appointment. Look for Chippendale furniture and rare landscape paintings. The IMF and World Bank make their homes here too, and lend an international vibe to the whole zone. The Watergate building, site of the 1972 Democratic National Committee break-in that ignited a scandal, still holds apartments and a recently rehabbed hotel with a fab rooftop bar. Foggy Bottom also holds the southernmost end of Rock Creek Park, DC’s 2,100 acre greenspace. Pick up biking and running trails near the Kennedy Center for riverside views and nature-viewing ops.
Restaurants and bars thrive here, too, many serving George Washington University, where the urban campus takes up several blocks. Try Tonic at Quigley’s Pharmacy for brews and tater tots with the undergrads or Founding Farmers restaurant for hearty farm-to-plate fare in a mod, buzzy space. In the West End, upmarket restaurants include the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern for elegant seasonal American fare like local oysters, wood-fired vegetables and duck.