Julia Child fans can now own a piece of culinary history after the legendary chef’s home in Washington, DC went up for sale this week.
Child’s 3,150-square-foot Georgetown home, where she devised some of the most famous recipes for her acclaimed cookbook, Master the art of French cooking, It’s currently on sale for $3.5 million. This chef lived in the yellow bulkhead house with her husband, Paul Child, from 1948 to 1959. Child began making some of his classics in the house starting in 1956 after falling in love with cooking. French during a visit to Paris to see her. her husband was there as part of her job for the United States Information Agency.
Follow Washington Post, circa 1869 house built by Edgar Murphy, an African-American carpenter from West Virginia, during an era when the neighborhood was predominantly black. After remodeling her kitchen and installing a $400 Garland Model 182 commercial gas range, Child taught French cooking to a group of local women, teaching them dishes including poached eggs and pan-fried chicken. Since Child and her husband moved out, the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home has undergone several renovations before being purchased by its current owner, Rory Veevers-Carter, in 2015.
Follow list, Veevers-Carter’s grandmother is a “fan of Julia’s cooking demonstrations” and he was “intrigued by the enormity of the project after the building fell into disrepair… in operation.[ing] tirelessly to preserve this landmark home.” The building features exposed brick walls and wooden beams, and the open floor plan on the first floor includes a living room, office, foyer, fireplace, and vanity. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, including the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a white marble bath and shower.
But the real heart of this home is of course the kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances, eight-burner hob, double stack oven, wood fireplace and temperature-controlled wine fridge. The owner also “retained some of the original kitchen walls from the Julia years,” including windows displayed in Child’s cooking demonstrations. The listing reads, “Encased in glass, this historic window that sparked an American food revolution is a classic conversation starter for guests.”
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https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/12/julia-child-washington-dc-house-for-sale-recipes-mastering-the-art-of-french-cooking Julia Child’s DC Home, where she creates her famous recipes, is listed for $3.5 million