Last Night’s Summer Garden Soiree at the Historic Textile Museum Properties and Gardens

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Pictured with me is Dean Cottrill, Regional President of Coldwell Banker, and Tina Macaya, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker

Last night’s Summer Garden Soiree, hosted by Capitol File and Coldwell Banker, was held at the Textile Museum at 2320-2330 S Street in Kalorama. It was not only an event to promote the historic property, listed with Coldwell Banker, but an opportunity to give back to the community. Guests could enter a raffle to win a design package put together by several DC Design Center showrooms. All proceeds benefited the DC Central Kitchen. In addition to providing 5,000 meals daily to homeless shelters and transitional homes, they offer a rigorous Culinary Job Training program for unemployed men and women to give them the career skills to change their lives. Now that’s a cause worth supporting!

The Moet on ice was flowing as guests walked the property and its remarkable gardens. 2320 was designed by John Russell Pope, the world renowned architect who also designed the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art’s West Wing. This is probably the only residential piece of property designed by him that will ever come on the market. It has a spectacular 34,125 sq.ft. landscaped formal garden with one of the most beautiful trees in all of the District. The gardens extend to the former chauffeur’s residence on Decatur Place, also designed by Pope and originally built as part of the home. The adjacent property at 2320 was designed by another prominent architect, Waddy Butler Wood.

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Listed with Sylvia Bergstrom, Marin Hagen and Joe Zorc of Coldwell Banker; this is truly an opportunity to purchase a bit of the capital’s history for a mere $22M! A European Ambassador was in attendance last night, though I won’t say which one! Word is they are seriously considering a purchase.

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