Brightly painted Victorian row houses in Bloomingdale. Photo Diane Pappafotis
Bloomingdale's tree-lined streets. Photo Kal Naga

House Tour: Bloomingdale

On October 28, design buffs can join the Historic Bloomingdale: Victorian Secrets & Modern Truths House Tour, which celebrates this hip, fast-changing neighborhood in Northwest DC. The event includes self-guided tours of eight to 10 notable Bloomingdale residences; a lecture by architect Ahmet Kilic on the history of the neighborhood’s architecture; and design workshops by other local architects and designers on lighting, urban landscaping and color.

Also on October 28: A walking tour of adjacent McMillan Park, a historic landmark designed by Frederick Law Olmsted that surrounds the McMillan Park Reservoir. Led by local resident Paul Cerruti, the tour will highlight the park’s history, vistas, and connection to Bloomingdale.