Town & Country reports that a number of major renovations have, for the most part, completely transformed the look of Julia Child’s former home. Child moved into this 1870 colonial-style home in 1948, but the home in Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood was built after the Civil War by famed carpenter Edgar Murphy. Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen then remodeled and modernized the entire house in the 1970s, adding a wall of windows. Many of the original aspects have faded over time as tenants, including Georgetown students, have neglected the property over the years.
Rory Veevers-Carter, a pinball and software entrepreneur then bought the house several years ago and began the renovation process. Their Instagram page documents the entire transformation of the house, and curious food history fans can see exactly how the house morphed into its current form. Veevers-Carter hasn’t forgotten the history of this place, and the renovation seems to come with a showcase honoring Child.
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