Foxhall Village, a wooded section above Georgetown near the Potomac River has been special ever since Harry K. Boss, a local builder, returned from England in the mid-1920s and set about replicating the English town of Bath. That something special -- a cluster of homes and businesses that feature the brick, stucco, and half timbers of their English Tudor ancestors, and yet offer unique architectural differences -- will be celebrated between 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday by the Foxhall Community Citizens Association, highlighting the golden anniversary of the community.
Tickets for a house tour and block party are available for $3 to residents of the Foxhall area and $6 for non-residents.
The homes tour will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the block party on Greenwich Parkway at 3 p.m. The tour will visit seven homes in Foxhall Village and Colony Hill, some that have been maintained as they were designed in the 1930s and others that have been renovated to incorporate skylights, open space and modern design.
The homes, which originally sold for $10,000 to $24,000 when they were built 50 years ago, now cost an average of $136,000. The community, designed by Boss and James E. Cooper, a Washington architect, was named after an Englishman who owned an iron foundry in the area.