Photo of Kalorama Heights by furcafe
This Sunday you will be faced with a very difficult question: Shall I watch football or go on the Kalorama House Tour instead? Well for the devout football fans out there this is probably a no brainer. But if your team isn’t the Redskins (or any other east coast team for that matter) and you can’t watch your team because you don’t have DirecTV (go Broncos!), well then your decision just got a much easier.
Washington has many neighborhood house tours throughout the year that give you the opportunity to sneak through other people’s houses without being arrested. Oh, and these aren’t usually your typical houses either, they’re more like your rich uncle’s house. You know, the one who drives the Bentley? The exception to this rule was last year’s Dupont Circle House Tour which was a huge let down. If I wanted to walk through a messy house that’s for sale, I’ll just walk through my own.
I have my hopes up for the Kalorama House Tour though. For those of you who have walked through that neighborhood (roughly north of Mass Ave and west of Connecticut Ave NW), you know that the average home price is well over a million dollars. This is an ‘old money’ neighborhood. Along with some amazing residences, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Embassy of the Philippines, the Embassy of Latvia, the residence of the Ambassador of Monaco (once the home of President Warren G. Harding), and the Zambian Ambassador’s Residence.
So after church on Sunday, don’t flop down on the couch to watch a bunch of meatheads beat each other up. Instead, walk on over to Kalorama and see how rich people live.
Kalorama House Tour
Sunday, September 21
Noon to 5pm
Tickets can be purchased online at www.WoodrowWilsonHouse.org or call Marie Danch at (202) 387-4062, ext. 18. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are honored. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the tour.