Spread over two floors, Harvey House is an inviting space, with warm wood and marble surfaces, a lively open kitchen, and locally-discovered vintage fixtures. The Papachs transformed the old train station over a three-year period, building a 2,000-square-foot prep kitchen, changing the layout, and enclosing a former train platform in glass.
For the second-most-important wine-producing state in the United States, Washington is surprisingly little known internationally. Perhaps it’s because second is so far behind first: California.
While the legendary Riggs name may not ring bells today, the bank is one for the history books: 23 presidents—including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Richard Nixon—held accounts here. At one point, the financial firm called itself “the most important bank in the most important city in the world.”
Guests can have a taste of a different time and all the luxury that came with it.