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Washington, DC: Dupont Circle townhouses

Riggs Place NW:
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I can't seem to get enough of posting pictures of the houses around here. Here are some from Dupont Circle, a great DC neighborhood. Dupont Circle is the name of a traffic circle in Northwest Washington and the surrounding neighborhood includes the area between 15th Street to the east, 22nd Street to the west, M Street to the south, and Florida Avenue to the north. There is also a busy Metro stop there. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops, and offices make it a fun area, day and night. It is also extremely convenient to almost everywhere, and for those of us lucky enough to work downtown, it is an easy walk.

Dupont Circle is home to many beautiful houses, many of them three or four story row houses, often variations on the Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque revival styles. These were built in the late 19th and early 20th century when the area became a fashionable place for wealthy Washingtonians. Some of the prettiest streets are Corcoran, Willard, Q Street, and 19th Street.

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18th Street NW
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Rhode Island Avenue, right by R Street NW:
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Comments (7)

Wonderful photos! I particularly love that stone house with the tower/turret looking thing.

It's been a while since I've spent time in Dupont Circle but I really enjoyed that area when I was there. Lots of great food choices. You're lucky to be in walking distance!

Anne:

What a gorgeous area! I also love the stone turret. It very much resembles a home in Halifax known as the Oland castle (the Oland family made their fortune in beer!)

And I've even heard of Dupont Circle - the Annette Bening character in the movie American President got stuck on it or something. (I love that movie)

Eden:

I love that area of the district. There are some great restaurants there too... and I think that is area where the "ice cream Nazi" is... (similar to Sienfield's "Soup Nazi"...)

I am enjoying your series on DC. Thank you.

I agree, wonderful photos! Thanks Anne for the reminder. I knew I had heard of Dupont Circle somewhere but couldn't figure out where. I am guessing, you need money to live in this area of DC?

Dupont Circle was a haunt for me. We used to go see the Rocky Horror Picture show at midnight.
Angie

Girasoli, yes the area is very expensive as far as buying goes, while you can get some decently priced rentals (compared to the DC area in general, not compared to a US country average!!)

Anne:

Angie - that's cool! The only theatre that showed RH back in my youth was in a nasty area of town.

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