Cultivating the right environment is the key to the art of French cooking. And the former D.C. home of iconic celebrity chef Julia Child is full of such an inspirational environment. Nicknamed by the chef as “Little Jewel,” the 19th-century yellow clapboard house at 2706 Olive Street, NW, is listed on the market now for $3.5 million. Let’s take a look inside this lovely house.
Living Room: Old Meets New
The interior of the house delivers a modern appeal while maintaining its historic charm at the same time. It has whitewashed walls and plenty of natural light in the living room and a rustic brick wall. In addition, it has a windowed back and a floating staircase.
Kitchen: The Star of the Show
The expansive kitchen perfectly matches the impressive culinary history of the home. The kitchen is fully stacked with top-notch gears like an eight-burner cooktop, stainless steel Viking appliances, double-stacked ovens, and a temperature-controlled wine fridge. There’s no better place to wine ‘n dine to the fullest potential.
Kitchen Counter: A Modern Marvel
The kitchen has got its sleek refined look with its interior design. While the exposed beams on the ceiling and brick wall on one side have delivered a rustic charm, the sprawling marble counter island, understated minimalist cabinetry, and appliances in matching copper shade have added a trendy touch. No surprise that this kitchen has given birth to so many delicious delicacies.
Dining Space: A Dream of Any Entertainer
The home features an adjoining kitchen, dining, and patio expanse. According to listing agent Maxwell Rabin, such large and flexible space is very rare in the area of Georgetown. The open-concept space is bright with natural light, and is contiguous with the outdoor patio, making the entire part of the house an ideal entertainer’s dream.
Patio: Al Fresco Appeal
The open-concept kitchen and dining hall of the house directly lead into a spacious patio. Open yet private, this patio is ideal for lively dinner parties, weekend brunches, or seasonal soirees. If the family wants to keep their parties to their rooms, the al fresco patio will be a great space for delving into urban gardening, bringing a slice of nature directly to the house.