Further encouraging our fascination with DC Embassies, The Washington Post features the Italian Ambassador's brand new kitchen. The renovation is stunning, but we truly envy the miniature greenhouse with LED lights for growing fresh herbs. The 57-room Tudor house is traditionally-styled, with the kitchen as the only contemporary renovation. Even with modern upgrades, can such a large house ever be environmentally-friendly? Decide for yourself by taking a mini-tour of this amazing house, called Villa Firenze...
The house has many interesting elements, including paneling by 17th-century English designer Christopher Wren in the Ambassador's office. With 22 acres, the house is one of the largest private estates in DC.
Click here to read the full Washington Post article "The Italian Kitchen; After a massive update, an ambassador's residence welcomes guests in . . ." Read more about "Italian Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta and his wife, Lila, at Villa Firenze" by clicking here.
(Images: Gordon Beall, Washington Spaces, Washington Life Magazine)