Set along a downhill rolling lot in Washington, DC, this stately manor house is reminiscent of a 17th century estate in the provincial French countryside. The challenge of placing such a characteristically symmetrical style structure on this sloping property was resolved by introducing a few architectural features and allowing the building mass to step down with the topography. From the cobblestone and pea gravel motor court entrance, the home’s symmetrical front façade of rustic cut stone with carved limestone accents suggests European elegance. The steeply pitched hip roof form with oval dormer windows emphasizes the French architectural influence.
Beyond the front elevation, the symmetrical style gracefully surrenders to the sloping terrain. A series of cascading porches, arcades and terraces provide the appropriate architectural transition to a walkout lower-level rear yard. From within, the home boasts 7,500 square feet of finished living space including 5 Bedroom Suites, 2 Offices, a Library and full lower-level Pub and Recreation Room.