The 10 Best-Painted Buildings in Washington D.C.
Right or left, we can all agree that July 4 is a day to celebrate. Of course, it’s a beautiful time to enjoy the glorious American summer, but it’s also a time to remember the sacrifices of those who came before us. In celebrating this year, Mike Ausherman Painting looks at the heart of our nation at The 10 Best-Painted Buildings in Washington D.C.
10. Tudor Place
An 1816 marvel, this ode to the beauty of nature is perfectly emulated by earth tones coloring the exterior.
9. Mount Vernon Estate
America’s archetypal president called this place home. Capturing classic charm, this huge house boasts an rustic paint job including a white exterior, green shutters, and a red roof.
8. The National Building Museum
A building dedicated to buildings, this Museum is unsurprisingly impressive. Red brick exterior, colossal interior, and perfectly matched gold columns inside make this a sight to behold.
7. Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Now overflow offices for executive staff, this enormous building is hard to miss. White accents and a dark roof make is slate exterior pop with power.
6. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
A hero in the civil rights and intellectual worlds, Douglass’ estate showcases warmth with white trim on a grey exterior, green shutters, and a red roof.
5. International Spy Museum
Mystery, intrigue, and fascination all color the inside of this classically understated exterior. Step inside, and architecture, lighting, and color, lead to the world of espionage.
4. Ashburton House
Masterfully crafted in colonial style, white trim accents the sand color exterior in a house that brought about a conclusion to Canada-America border troubles. Pretty close to York, PA!
3. Blind Whino SW Arts Club
This wildly-painted building has come a long way from its roots as a church in 1886. Now an art gallery, the facade is swimming in interesting shapes and colors by a truly dedicated painter.
2. U.S. Capitol Building
Sticking with the, “White Biulding,” theme, this 1793 building has not only white on the exterior to accent the neoclassical architecture, but the inside is also covered with amazing murals.
1. The White House
Ausherman Painting’s favorite, and the most well-known image of our nation’s capital, the White House has been the hub of the Executive Branch for over 2 centuries. Named after its paint job, it takes about 570 gallons of paint to touch it up! Aren’t you glad your York, PA, house isn’t 55,000 square feet?