Dine Out With The Pros, Then Cook Like One At Home At Intersect At O

The chef used the induction range to prepare farm-raised chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil on a bed of sauteed spinach.(CYNTHIA SCHIAVETTO)

In the heart of vibrant Shaw, in Washington, D.C., the Intersect at O Townhomes are part of the City Market at O redevelopment of a 19th-century public market. Nearly 150 years later, food and the culinary arts remain a central part of the story of these homes.

Within a mile of the collection of contemporary townhomes, you will find eight of Washington, D.C’s 23 Michelin star restaurants. Oyster Oyster, just one block away, offers an energizing, all-vegetarian tasting menu. Nearby Blagden Alley teems with ample exciting dining options including The Dabney offering “regional, Mid-Atlantic food through a menu that marries traditional and unexpected flavors.”

O Townhomes

The double height glass entry allows for ample light throughout the home. (CYNTHIA SCHIAVETTO)

Another vibrant neighbor of the Intersect at O Townhomes is the esteemed Long View Gallery that, over the past decade, has grown into the largest contemporary art gallery in the city—representing diverse portfolios from abstract expressionism to photorealism.

This spring, Intersect at O Townhomes partnered with Long View Gallery to celebrate and showcase how easily living in the townhomes—and life in Shaw—lends itself to daily culinary and artistic adventure. Long View Gallery Director Drew Porterfield curated a pop-up gallery within one of the remaining for-sale townhomes, featuring several renowned and up-and-coming artists including Michael Crossett, Gian Garofalo, Elisabeth Heidinga and Sarah Gee Miller.

Inside the Intersect at O Townhomes, residents will find four levels of living space spread over up to 3,912 square feet. The 18-foot, double-height ceilings on the main level offer ample room for large-format, dramatic and extensive art collections.

Art in Townhome entryway

Michael Crossett’s ‘Road to Somewhere’ welcomes guests through the 18’ double-height entryway. (CYNTHIA SCHIAVETTO)

As guests of the intimate art event browsed the collections and the real estate, they were treated to a spread of various hors d’oeuvres and beverages while the main course was prepared on the kitchen’s Thermador induction cooktop. Professional chef Claudia Vargas provided instruction and tips for cooking with the new technology. Induction, which uses electromagnets to heat cookware efficiently, does not pose the same inherent health and pollution risks and environmental costs as using fossil fuels like natural gas. 

Thermador induction range.

In addition to the Thermador range, the kitchen features double oven, custom-built
cabinetry, Calacatta quartz, and an island with seating for four. (CYNTHIA SCHIAVETTO)

Currently, according to Consumer Reports, induction cooktops are installed in less than 5% of homes in the United States, making their availability at Intersect at O Townhomes unique and ahead of the curve. The induction cooktop is just the beginning of beautiful features offered at the Intersect at O Townhomes. Each concrete construction home features an individual garage and private, dedicated elevator. Top-floor entertainment space opens onto a roof terrace and boasts a lounge, wet bar, wine refrigerator, warming drawer, built-in grill and gas fireplace.

A guest at the Intersect at O Townhomes event

An event guest enjoys a beverage in front of the townhome’s custom-built entertainment millwork. (CYNTHIA SCHIAVETTO)

Just across the street, residents at the Intersect at O Townhomes enjoy access to the amenities at City Market at O, including the largest rooftop amenity space in Washington, D.C., lap pool, firepits, a dog run, demonstration kitchen, music room and City Fit Gym and Spa. Only two of the five townhomes remain, which are a two-bedroom plus den unit and a four-bedroom plus den unit. Pricing for the townhomes start at $1.8 million.

Written by Caroline Gould, UrbanPace.


Long & Foster Real Estate has over 200 offices and represents more than 9,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. The company, which has a productive commercial business in addition to its residential side, sold $36 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes 77,000 times in 2021.

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