Embassy House

Every organization that has a lobbyist, or political agenda has an office in Washington DC. Likewise every county in the world has an embassy, consulate, or a diplomatic residence located somewhere in the District. Many of them line a section of Massachusetts Avenue near Dupont Circle, an area called “Embassy Row.” Many foreign embassies are open to the public, some routinely host art shows or other cultural events.

I myself have been to the Italian, Swedish, Swiss, and Finnish embassies. Tomorrow I’m hanging out with the Brazilians (bom dia!). Anyway. Some of these buildings, which technically belong to the governments that inhabits them go occasionally up for sale and fall into the hands of private owners. Here’s what happens when an embassy becomes a house.

A dining room in a former embassy in Washington DC

A dining room in a former embassy in Washington DC

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