Historic African American Firehouse Turned Airbnb Design Tour

Looking for a uniquely DC experience on your next weekend or family getaway? You definitely should check out this Airbnb in the historically African American Shaw Neighborhood. This building housed the first all-Black firefighting company in the District and has been completely designed to reflect this rich history by celebrity designer, Genevieve Gorder, and also featured on the Netflix show, Stay Here. Explore a design tour of this historic African American firehouse turned Airbnb and be sure to share images of your travel on social media with the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle.

Historic African American Firehouse Turned Airbnb Design Tour

Such a beautiful living space anchored by a canvas photo of images of the African American firefighters who bravely served and protected Washington DC’s African American communities.

This open are is a perfect eat, live and play space for a family to enjoy and absolutely stunning with a gorgeous exposed brick wall and stunning wood floors.

This gallery wall is a beautiful ode to the men who served the 1st African American firehouse of Washington, DC.

This bedroom is the perfect mix of cozy with subtle details of a firehouse incorporated into the ceilings. We adore the bold prints and glamorous style in this firehouse abode.

This rooms truly embodies this history of this building. Flanked by a beautiful mirror showcasing members of this African American firehouse, this room is a stunning visual memory of this building’s history.


Historic African American Firehouse Turned Airbnb Design Tour

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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