Inside Washington, D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival: Blooming with Beauty, Energy, Luxury Real Estate
It’s been a long, hard winter for much of the country and the first glimpse of cherry blossoms is the welcome sign of spring we all need right now. The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., going on through April 15 with events including the Blossom Kite Festival (March 31), Petalpalooza (April 7), and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade (April 14) — plus daily live music, garden tours and cherry blossom cruises on the Potomac — is not just a favorite local event; it draws visitors from all over the country and the world, who descend on D.C. at this time of year for a peek at the good stuff and all the revelry it brings.
Visitors looking to explore Washington, D.C. real estate while they’re in town will find a bustling market filled with high-end options ranging from historic homes to updated classics in celebrity-packed neighborhoods to exciting new waterfront developments. We’ve taken the pulse of the luxury market and found several Coldwell Banker Global Luxury properties worth examining further.
4650 Fieldstone Lane
This stately brick home is in one of D.C’s most prime settings, overlooking the urban playground of Rock Creek Park. More than 2,000 acres of green space, horse trails, and recreational facilities await here, as do summertime concerts, educational programs, and Pierce Mill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Elegantly renovated in keeping with the luxury expectations of high-end D.C. buyers, the 4,800-square-foot home presents five bedrooms, four full baths and two partials, a modern chef’s kitchen, a beamed ceiling in the living room, two family rooms plus a study, and lushly landscaped outdoor spaces.
1715 15th Street NW #5
Claim some of the most unique and inspired architecture in the city in this two-bedroom, two-bath, three-level condo in popular Logan Circle. Part of the Bishop’s Gate development, the 2,117-square-foot condo was once a chapel, and it still showcases stunning remnants of its former life. Thirty-foot vaulted ceilings and gothic leaded stained glass windows merge with a modern floorplan and sleek, updated features including a gourmet kitchen open to the living room and a dramatic winding staircase up to the “choir loft.”
3303 Water Street NW #3J
This 2,234-square-foot duplex offers luxurious living with a loft-like feel and inspired water views thanks to its singular location right on the Potomac. The residence features two bedrooms, two baths and one partial, a gourmet kitchen that opens into the living area, a separate den/office, and walls of glass opening out to a terrace measuring nearly 500 square feet. This Georgetown condo building also offers a concierge, rooftop pool, fitness center, and a huge waterfront park.
1609 22nd Street NW
Located in one of D.C’s most coveted neighborhoods, Kalorama, this 5,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom Beaux Arts townhome offers an exceptional opportunity to own a move-in ready manse with original details and refined updates. Spread out on four levels, the home features ornate moldings, multiple fireplaces, and a grand staircase illuminated by a substantial skylight that floods the home in natural light. Kalorama is home to some of the city’s most beautiful architecture and a wide range of notable names, from Barak and Michelle Obama, to Jeff Bezos, to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and is within easy walking distance of the White House and a wide range of restaurants and galleries.