Ambassador of Colombia Andes Pastrana and his wife Nohra Pastrana settle into diplomatic lief as well as their historic home.
By Christina Wilkie
Photography Gary Landsman
Styled by Barbara McConaghy
Since October of 2005, the historic Thomas F. Gaff House on 20th Street has been the home of an historic “first” couple in the Washington diplomatic corps; the former president and first lady of Colombia, now Ambassador and Mrs. Andres Pastrana. The architects of the house, Bruce Price and Jules Henri de Sibour set out to create an American rendition of an early 17th century manor house, and the finished product marries grand Victorian proportions with an abundance of light and open spaces. Recently, Ambassador and Mrs. Pastrana invited WL into their exceptional home, and spoke candidly about public service, life in Washington, and the future of the US Latin American relationship.