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reflecting pool lincoln memorial - washington dcPhoto: Tyler

If you’re looking for a fun way to see DC in an entirely new light, consider taking a cue from Hollywood. Some of DC’s most iconic neighborhoods are routinely captured on film.

In fact, some reports suggest more than 300 movies show DC-area landmarks, perhaps most notably some of the District’s historic sites. The movie “Forrest Gump” used the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. You’ll also see it in the movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.

If you want to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, you’ll find them at the National Archives Building. You don’t even have to leave home, though, to spot the building in the movie “National Treasure”.

Of course, the Watergate Hotel is an actual

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Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown is getting a new greenhouse. The new project is part of an effort to further improve energy savings and sustainability of the campus and its gardens.

A New York-based architectural firm is spearheading construction of the new greenhouse. Crews plan to use energy efficient climate control and solar panels in its construction. They also aim to improve irrigation. It’s all reportedly part of a three-year plan to help benefit the estate and increase its offerings.

In phase two of the project, architects are additionally planning to renovate the property’s existing greenhouse. Constructed in the mid 1920s, it’s said the old greenhouse will retain its original design but be updated to help support the

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georgetown west village

DC Condo Boutique team member Jackson Verville represented the buyer of row house located at 1613 35th Street NW, Washington DC 20007 in the Georgetown neighborhood. This Federal-style home features 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,135 SF and closed on May 11th, 2019 for $2,400,000 | $766 SF. A detached two-car garage conveyed with this transaction.

This brick-front West Village home is in pristine condition and offers a turn-key experience. The stunning private gardens offer the perfect place to relax and unwind in this urban setting.

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georgetown-rosslyn gondolaGraphic: ZGF Architects/Georgetown BID

Supporters of bringing a gondola to the DC area are once again bringing up the plan, hoping to someday make it reality. Some area business leaders and those with political ties believe its still a good idea, years after the plan first came to public light.

Initiated five years ago as part of its 15-year strategic plan, the Georgetown Business Improvement District proposed the gondola to connect Georgetown to Rosslyn. Georgetown doesn’t have a Metro, and proponents believe a gondola could not only be built faster, but with a much smaller price tag than other transportation solutions.

Just two years ago, a study took a closer look at the plan, maintaining the gondola was a feasible proposal. Stretching across

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glover archbold park dcFlickr: Lauren Rauk

At more than 180-acres in size, Glover Archbold Park presents a desirable alternative for many locals and visitors hoping to escape the more urban surroundings. Found not far from Georgetown University or from several area neighborhoods, the park was originally named after two former landowners, now overseen by the National Park Service.

An extension of Rock Creek Park, the site presents a more natural location for enjoying the outdoors, from the hiking trails to the streams and the wooded terrain. Bicycles, motorized vehicles and off-leash dogs aren’t allowed in the park, but it is an extremely popular location for jogging, hiking and even dog walking.

One of the most frequented locations in the region is the Glover Archbold

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georgetown east village

DC Condo Boutique team member Sharon Wildberger represented the buyer of an East Village town house located at 1670 32nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 in the Georgetown neighborhood. This brick-front home features 2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1,755 SF and closed on November 8th, 2018 for $1,015,000 | $578 SF.

This classic 3-story Federal-style town home is located on a quiet one-way street in the East Village just a block off Wisconsin Avenue. A secluded garden and brick patio offers a quiet spot to entertain and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Tudor Place, Book Hill Park and Dumbarton Oaks park are steps away from this home.

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c & o canal georgetown

Winding more than 180 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, the C & O Canal contains plenty of space to explore and discover. Officially named the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, it runs through some of DC’s most affluent communities. It also however, offers a peaceful escape from some of the area’s more crowded destinations.

The canal actually dates back to the days of George Washington, when the dream first came about to build a canal connecting up with Chesapeake Bay and the Ohio River. Although it never made it that far, some of the originally proposed canal was eventually built, along with a towpath running alongside for mules to help pull boats upstream. Mostly used for transporting coal, plus things like lumber, flour and limestone, occasionally

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georgetown exorcist steps - washington dc

Just in time for Halloween, one of the scariest movies in history could soon receive a true mark in history for generations to come. A set of stairs in Georgetown best known to locals and some visitors as “The Exorcist” steps is in line for a possible historic landmark designation.

A group recently filed an application with the Historic Preservation Review Board. They want the 97 steps leading from M Street to Prospect Street, along with a nearby retaining wall, considered for historic status.

There’s already a plaque in the area noting the significance of The Exorcist Steps and the part they played in the movie. Old movie buffs likely remember the scene that played out in the early 1970s when one of the characters in The Exorcist film, a

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wormley row - washington dc

A multi-million dollar Georgetown condo is now off the market. The property, formerly owned by Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards, reportedly went under contract and sold.  Leonsis had the 2,500 square foot condo on the market for $3.2 million. According to records, he purchased the unit in 2009 for $2.59 million. Along with a multi-million dollar price tag, the property also mandates monthly homeowner’s association dues topping $2,000.

Located within Wormley Row, the property is the conversion project of an old schoolhouse, made into upscale condos and townhomes about a decade ago. The building, itself though, dates back to the late 1800s.

Once known as Wormley School, the property stood vacant for decades before a

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washington harbour condos - 3030 k st nw dc 20007

Located right on the Georgetown waterfront, the luxurious Washington Harbour Condos invite upscale living alongside the Potomac River. With panoramic views of the water and area monuments, this desirable property makes it easy to take in various attractions in the area, from shops and restaurants to plentiful entertainment.

From the nearby boat docks to the rooftop swimming pool, the waterfront park to the incredible river views, the condos of Washington Harbour afford an impressive waterfront lifestyle. A fitness center, concierge and plentiful outdoor space also compliment the luxury condos of this community.

In fact, many of the units of Washington Harbour enjoy their own private outdoor space, with some offering up generously sized floor

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