Guests at Rosewood Washington, DC will walk into a gorgeous living room designed by DC native Thomas Pheasant.
In a hospitality world where luxury properties are always looking for an edge, Rosewood Washington, DC found one— or, rather, six. That’s the number of historic townhouses the property’s owner recently bought and completely refurbished as unique accommodations. The 1,100-square-foot homes, built in the 1700s, sit a few yards from the Georgetown hotel’s entrance. Guests still benefit from Rosewood’s a la carte programming, including spa services, a fully stocked kitchen and bar that reflect personal preferences and private meals cooked in-room by the culinary team. Those booking staycations this spring and summer also will have access to the property’s rooftop pool and bespoke bicycles to pedal around the neighborhood and on the C&O Canal towpath.
The Federal-era townhomes were built in the 1700s
The interiors were designed by native Washingtonian Thomas Pheasant, who even commissioned and produced many of the large black-and-white images of the nation’s capital that line the rooms. Each four-story townhouse features a private entrance that leads to a spacious living room and a fireplace. Pheasant says he was inspired by the Federal style prevalent throughout Georgetown. “I infused each townhouse with architectural details that are true to the period, while offering Rosewood guests a modern take on tradition,” he says. “All of the townhouses began with a soft gray palette—expanding the intimate scale of the interiors—then given a carefully edited punch of color. The furnishings were all custom designed for the interiors to maximize scale and comfort.”
The townhouse’s second floor features a full kitchen with a banquette, which leads to a spacious patio
On the second story, guests will find a fully equipped kitchen (appliances are from Smeg, Williams Sonoma, KitchenAid and Nespresso) with a communal dining area that leads to a private, fully furnished patio. “My favorite piece is the banquette created for [this space],” says Pheasant “It’s a comfortable and inviting place to begin and end any day—it really speaks to the concept of home.” One floor up, guests will find the master bedroom with a custom-designed bed and Rivolta Carmignani linens, while the top level’s master bath holds a deep-soaking tub, a walk-in rainforest shower and heated marble floors. (The lower level has a separate powder room and washer and dryer.)
A deep-soaking tub and rainforest shower await on the top floor.
“Being born and raised in Washington, I was excited to have this opportunity to bring a new experience to my hometown that simultaneously grants visitors a glimpse into what it’s really like to live in this great city,” says Pheasant. “We aimed to give guests their own little piece of Georgetown and create an intimate escape that emulates the feeling of staying in one of the neighborhood’s historic family homes.” From $1,116 per night, 1050 31st St. NW, 202.617.2400, rosewoodhotels.com/washington-dc
Photography by: courtesy of Rosewood Washington, DC