“Without doubt, a fine & unique house in one of the most private settings in Washington. Designed by world-acclaimed architect Travis L. Price as his own residence, we are proud to offer a home which defies the prosaic and usual parameters in residential architecture. One can only understand this space by experiencing it. A work of art in a most jewel-like environment.”
This house is located at 4534 29th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Gorgeous 4 BDR, 3.5 BATH Tudor home in the desirable Forest Hills neighborhood. Features include hwood flrs, a formal living room w/ fireplace, an oversized 1 car garage, an updated gourmet kit, an expanded MSTR suite and a full BDR/BA on the LL. This home also boasts a gorgeous landscaped backyard/patio. Blocks from Van Ness metro, Rock Creek Park and Conn Ave restaurants/shops!”
This house is located at 3107 Fessenden Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“One of Washington DC’s great estates, Fessenden House exemplifies the finest in Neoclassical architecture. The magnificent estate is defined by grand scale entertaining & refined living while providing a beautiful home for relaxation, recreation & contemplation. Designed by Leon Chatelain & built by Gibson Builders, the construction of Fessenden House is unsurpassed in the Washington area.”
This home is on Fessenden St, NW. The listing says:
“Simply Impressive. New home in Forest Hills on the perfect homesite, sitting high above the street with two historic trees in the front yard. An amazing Dutch Colonial w stained cedar shake and stone exterior. Circular sunroom, secret reading nook, mature plantings, fenced yard and private patio. Detached garage, finished rec-rm and attic. Decorated by nationally recognized P Four.”
This house is located at 3020 Albemarle Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“First time on the market in 60 years! What an amazing opportunity to renovate or build your own dream home in the much desired Forest Hills Neighborhood. This home overlooks Soapstone Park and you will only have a neighbor on one side. You are 1/4 mile from Van Ness Metro and minutes from Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Downtown DC. AS-IS only please. Please follow showing instructions to view.”
This rental is located at 4701 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“Charming and spacious 1 Bedroom apartment features granite counter tops, stainless appliances, kitchen with dishwasher and plenty of counter space. Large pantry, closets, and lots of light. Large bathroom with whirlpool tub. This unit is located at the historic Truman House and is in walking distance to the Van Ness Metro. Parking is also available for rent. Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome.”
Today while on a walk through Rock Creek Park, I came across an enormous, beautiful Tudor house on the corner of Linnean Ave and Tilden St. It looked like it could be a swanky private prep school until we got closer and realized it was abandoned and in a total state of disrepair.
After some Googling we discovered that this is the Morris House, originally home to former socialite and “unofficial host of the city” Edgar Morris and his wife Beronica. Even more intriguingly, it was purchased by the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1973 and has been owned by the DRC since. It served as the ambassador’s residence until 1995, when the ambassador lost his post – but he continued to live there until 2005 as a caretaker.
Since then, it has been empty and unused, though there are holes in the fences and windows that suggest it has been explored. It was designated a historic DC site in March 2010.
Here and here are more pictures. The address is 4001 Linnean Ave NW. There is a new-ish looking dumpster and portapotty on the grounds, so I’m not sure if there’s work being done.
I thought you might be interested in this – or possibly know more? I’d love to hear it if you do!”
This house is located at 4550 Broad Branch Road, Northwest. The listing says:
“Modern contemporary home sits on an open, half-acre parcel that enjoys both direct sunshine and the shade of the forest canopy of Rock Creek Park. 360 degree views from living room. A 2010 renovation has hand-selected finishes and state-of-the-art systems to the rooms within. 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, formal living/dining room. Geo-thermal heating/cooling system. $500 credit if settlement is at KVS”
This house is located at 2813 Albemarle Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Fantastic Forest Hills home, nestled in the trees, overlooking Italian Ambassador’s home. Special unique site w/beautiful, private views, but close to shops, Metro & Downtown. Thru center-hall, recent eat-in K & all new BAs; main lev large LR & DR, fam room/office plus powder rm; 4-5 BRs up, 3 full BAs plus extra rooms; lower lev au pair suite. Lovely garden & 2-car pkg.”