A passion of mine is touring historic homes. Maybe because of my combined love of art and history – and maybe a bit of curiosity about how the very wealthy lived in their grand mansions and perfectly manicured gardens. So, I along with my friend set off to Tudor Place located on 31 Street, NW, between Q and R Streets in Georgetown.
This magnificent estate is cozily situated within eight acres of lush greenery. It was designed by the architect of the United States Capitol, William Thornton for Thomas Peter and his wife Martha Custis Peter, the step-granddaughter of George Washington. The mansion witnessed Mr. and Mrs. Peter and later generations entertaining such historical notables as the Marquis de Lafayette, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Robert E. Lee among others.