This new house (4000 SF) in the Cleveland Park Historic District offers a generous program on a compact footprint, leaving ample room on this small lot for gardens, lap pool and a dining terrace. Part of the Rosedale Conservancy, and with stunning views of the towers of the nearby National Cathedral, the house is designed with the proportions of an urban townhouse and the sensibility of a rural villa. While the exterior massing, scale and materials palette evokes an English Arts & Crafts style compatible with the traditional neighborhood, the interiors feature free-flowing space suffused with natural light more suited to a 21st century lifestyle.

Photography by Paul Burk


AIADC Washingtonian 2009