Capitol File’s inn-side look at beautiful living in the district.




For a limited time, prospective tenants can test drive the Pallas Apartments during a weekend stay. Nestled in the Pike & Rose development of North Bethesda, the apartments are steps away from restaurants such as Summer House Santa Monica and City Perch Kitchen and Bar, and entertainment options like the state-of-the-art iPic movie theater. The community’s luxury amenities include personal gardens, soundproofed music rooms, resort-like pools and cabanas, room service, and in-room massage. 11550 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, 301-881-4888

7770 Norfolk
A new 17-story condominium development in Woodmont triangle, downtown Bethesda. 770 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda

The ApArTmeNTs AT CiTyCeNTerDC
Leased living with some of DC’s finest luxury shopping. 825 and 875 10th St. NW, 888-481-7392

A new mixed-use development delivering late 2016. 600 H St. NE

The DArCy
Luxury living in the heart of Bethesda. 7171 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-741-4022

New construction in a prime 14th street location. 1925 14th St. NW

The lAureN
The only three-and four-bedroom condominiums in downtown Bethesda, designed with the most discerning home buyer in mind. 4934 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, 301-830-3634

QuArry spriNgs
One of Bethesda’s newest luxury developments. 8101 River Road, Bethesda, 301-355-2789


Situated just a block from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro station, one of Harry Wardman’s original properties opens for luxury leasing in March. South Cathedral Mansions, on the corner of Cathedral and Connecticut Avenues NW, offers one-, two-, and three bedroom units with 24-hour concierge and maintenance services, a dog run, a fitness center, and a 60-foot outdoor lap pool. And now that spring is here, residents can take advantage of the property’s generous spaces for outdoor entertaining, including a sundeck, fire pits, a grill station, a grand patio, and lounge areas. 2900 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-459-9944

souTh CATheDrAl mANsioNs
A Harry Wardman design in the heart of Woodley Park. 2900 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-459-9944

viTA TysoNs CorNer
New luxury leasing in Tysons Corner. 7902 Tysons One Place, Tysons Corner, 855-216-0379

The wArDmAN
An historic landmark with modern renovations. 2660 Connecticut Ave., 202-751-2900

The wooDley
Luxury apartments in the heart of historic Woodley Park. 2700 Woodley Road NW, 888-310-2947



This year, brothers Hans and Steven Wydler announced the launch of their independent real-estate brokerage house, after more than a decade and $1.25 billion in sales with The Long & Foster Companies. “We don’t talk about the wealth of our clients, nor how expensive their homes are,” says Hans of the duo’s consultancy-style approach. “What we care about is giving them the very best business advice and backing it up with a marketing engine that is second to none.” 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-774-9800

The BANks DevelopmeNT Co.
Family-owned custom homebuilders. 4811 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda, 301-652-4200

ColDwell BANker resiDeNTiAl BrokerAge
A leading real-estate brokerage with offices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. 3000 K St. NW, 202-333-6100

DC’s latest real-estate powerhouse with a focus on technology. Dupont circle office, 1506 19th St. NW, 202-491-1275


A premiere real estate group in the DMV with more than $3.6 billion in sales, veteran realtor Marc Fleisher and his DC team recently ranked 28th out of the top 250 for real estate teams nationwide, based on transaction volume in 2014. “We’re grateful to be ranked as one of the top teams in the country and it’s a success that doesn’t come without the hard work of the entire The Fleisher Group team,” Fleisher said. “This ranking is a testament to the resources, industry connections, passion and experience our team puts into every transaction.” Marc Fleisher 202-438-4880 mobile, 202-364-5200 office

evers & Co. reAl esTATe
Real-estate services led by Donna Evers, a 40-year veteran of the industry. 4400 Jenifer St. NW, 202-364-1700

The fleisher group
An exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. 5101 Wisconsin Ave., 800-853-2285

JoNes & Boer ArChiTeCTs
An award-winning residential architecture firm with more than 30 years in the district. 1739 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-332-1200

Long & Foster reaLtors
A DMV real-estate powerhouse. 730 12th St. NW, 202-737-1727

KVs titLe
DC-based titling services. 7550 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-605-1420

ocuLus reaLty
District real-estate and property management. 333 Main St., Gaithersburg, 301-563-9021

ttr sotheby’s internationaL reaLty
Full-service, high-end real-estate services. 1206 30th St. NW, 202-333-1212

Washington Fine ProPerties
Luxury residential real-estate services. 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, 202-944-5000


ann sacKs
Luxury tile, stone, and plumbing products, with a brand new DC showroom. 1629 14th St. NW, 202-299-0014

barbara haWthorn interiors, Ltd.
More than 30 years of experience in interior design, consulting, and project management. 1950 Valley Wood Road, McLean, 703-241-5588

boFFi georgetoWn
Modern Italian design for kitchen and bath. Cady’s Alley, 3320 M St. NW, 202-337-7700

FarroW & baLL
British-born, high-end wallpaper and paint. 5221 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-479-6780

The French fashion house offers luxury home décor and furniture. CityCenterDC, 202-789-4341

Jonathan adLer
Quirky yet luxe design, décor, and gifts. 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-1416

Modern and contemporary Italian furniture in Georgetown. 3320 M St. NW, 202-337-7700

MitcheLL goLd + bob WiLLiaMs
Luxe furniture and home décor with locations in both DC and Virginia. 1526 14th St. NW, 202-332-3433; Tysons Galleria, Tysons, 703-962-9310

restoration hardWare
A luxury-home mecca, from furniture and lighting to textiles and bathware. 1222 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-625-2771

rooM & board
High-end, American-made furniture and home goods. 1840 14th St. NW, 202-729-8300



Tucked into the cozy brick-lined streets of Old Town Alexandria, the Old Town Boutique District features over 30 unique shops showcasing one-of-a-kind items and hard-to-find brands. From home décor, fashion, jewelry, beauty, children’s apparel, home, food, wine, and gifts, you’ll find everything that you desire here.

aidan design
A boutique design firm specializing in kitchen design and fine cabinetry. 8935 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, 301-320-8735

anthony WiLder design & buiLd, inc.
Family-owned, high-end design and construction. 7913 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, 301-907-0100

barry dixon, inC.
A leading interior designer with several design collections. 8394 Elway Lane, Warrenton, 540-341-8501

Case desiGn/remodelinG
A full-service residential remodeling company with three locations in the DMV. 4701 Sangamore Road, North Plaza, Bethesda, 202-556-2273

ivy lane livinG interiors
Interior design services by DC’s Alex Deringer and Courtney Cox. 309C Cameron St., Alexandria, 703-566-6582

J. lambeth & Company
An independent trade design showroom featuring everything from textiles to furniture to lighting. 1099 14th St. NW, 202-646-1774

JWs interiors
Jennifer Wagner Schmidt’s interior-designer service offers a home-goods subscription, Box of Chic. 703-953-9666

Kelley interior desiGn
Residential interior design helmed by Kelley Proxmire. 4519 Wetherill Road, Bethesda, 301-320-2109

leWis aquateCh
Outdoor design and build, specializing in landscaping and pools. 14100 Willard Road, Chantilly, 301-881-9066, 703-631-2800

mariKa meyer interiors
A leading luxury interior design firm in DC. 202-558-2455

mChale landsCape desiGn
A design-build firm specializing in landscape architecture, construction, and horticulture. 6212 Leapley Road, Upper Marlboro, 301-599-8300

WentWorth inC.
A Chevy Chase-based, full-service fine-home remodeling company. 8555 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, 240-383-1227

Zen assoCiates
Landscape architects, interior designers, and design and build services. 2321 Distribution Circle, Silver Spring, 800-834-6654



On the threshold of its 50th anniversary, Washington Performing Arts holds its annual Gala and Auction on Saturday, March 5 at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium (1301 Constitution Avenue). Honoring the organization’s President Emeritus, Douglas Wheeler, the event begins at 6:30pm with cocktails and silent auction, followed at 8:00 by dinner (designed by Chef Nora Pouillon of Chef Nora) and program (emceed by NPR’s Nina Totenberg). Performances include a musical tribute from renowned violinist Midori, special surprise guest appearances, and classic swing from house band Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra, followed by dancing with DJ Neekola. Helen Aberger 202-533-1877

A five-star hotel in the heart of Georgetown, with a restaurant from DC favorite Frank Ruta. 1050 31st St. NW, 202-617-2400

embassy suites at the Chevy Chase pavilion
Accommodations in the Friendship Heights shopping district. 4300 Military Road NW, 202-362-9300

Gaylord national resort
A popular wedding, meeting, and convention hotel in National Harbor. 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, 301-965-4000

the GeorGe
Fun, upscale accommodations just three blocks from the Capitol. 15 E St. NW, 202-347-4200

Goodstone inn & restaurant
Cozy, luxurious accommodations in Virginia’s scenic horse country. 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, 540-687-3333

the Greenbrier
Worth the drive: an historic, luxury resort in West Virginia. 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, 855-453-4858


This spring, the Four Seasons finishes the second and final part of its $13 million renovation, with special attention paid to “the art of sleep.” The AAA five-diamond hotel’s makeover began with in-depth research on how people best relax and rack up quality zzz’s. The findings inspired new room layouts, freshly designed mattresses and bedding, and a “sleep menu” of luxury sleep-aid items, from scented pillow oils to carefully curated, calm-inducing food and beverage items. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-342-0444

tHe Hay-adamS
Historic luxury with unparalleled views of the White House. 800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600

Hotel monaco, alexandria
A Kimpton property in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. 480 King St., Alexandria, 703-549-6080

tHe ivy
Decadent design and luxury accommodations in Charm City. 205 E. Biddle St., Baltimore, 410-514-6500

tHe JefferSon
A boutique luxury hotel with the city’s only Forbes five-star restaurant, Plume. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-448-2300

Kimpton carlyle
Home to The Riggsby restaurant, Kimpton’s newest DC property in Dupont Circle. 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202-234-3200

lanSdoWne reSort
An AAA Four Diamond Award-winning luxury escape in Leesburg, Virginia. 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg, 703-729-4036

mandarin oriental
Southwest DC’s luxury hotel, offering unique views of the monuments. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202-554-8588


Nestled below the Hay-Adams hotel, the restaurant and bar Off the Record—named in honor of the discretion that makes the political world go ’round—has always been a local favorite, but now guests have one more reason to stop by: souvenir coasters. Commissioned by political cartoonist Matt Wuerker, the collector’s items portray cartoon versions of 18 Washington leaders and politicos. The restaurant is keeping it current with the three newest additions to the series: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Paul Ryan. 800 16th St. NW, 202-942-7599

tHe mayfloWer
An historic downtown hotel in the Marriott family. 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-347-3000

omni HomeStead
Weekend away: a luxury resort in the Allegheny Mountains. 7696 Sam Snead Hwy., Hot Springs, 800-838-1766

Hip accommodations—and a killer brunch at the hotel’s restaurant, Urbana—in Dupont Circle. 2121 P St. NW, 202-448-1800

parK Hyatt
Luxury in the West End and the home of Blue Duck Tavern. 1201 24th St. NW, 202-789-1234

tHe ritz-carlton tySonS corner
Luxury accommodations and a top-notch spa amidst all the Tysons shopping. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-506-4300

Salamander reSort and Spa
A luxurious equestrian escape just an hour from DC. 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, 540-326-4040

French-inspired, five-star accommodations downtown. 806 15th St. NW, 202-730-8800

St. regiS
The birthplace of the Bloody Mary, just two blocks north of the White House. 923 16th St. NW, 202-638-2626

W Hotel
A blend of history and exquisite design, with a rooftop bar overlooking the White House and Washington Monument. 515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2400

tHe Watergate
The historic hotel, re-imagined. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 202-827-1600

Willard intercontinental
An iconic downtown hotel just a block from the White House. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-628-9100

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