On the Market: A tucked-away Tudor in Woodley Park


The family room is abundantly lit thanks to walls of windows, skylights and clerestory leaded glass. Image credit: HomeVisit

Sitting in the shadow of the National Cathedral at 2909 34th St NW is a yellow ochre Tudor rich with historical charm.

A bright red door enlivens the traditional Tudor facade. Image credit: HomeVisit

The ship-shape home with its compact facade was originally built in 1927 for retired admiral John H. Davis and his wife. It now houses slightly over 4000 square feet of family-friendly living space and includes five bedrooms, five full and two half-baths, two fireplaces (one gas, one wood burning), a screened in porch and spacious deck off the second-level sitting room.

Vintage architectural elements—oak and pine flooring, decorative plaster crown molding, leaded windows, Tudor archways—run throughout. The property is on the market for $1,685,000.

The living room features an inlaid masonry fireplace and a beamed ceiling. Image credit: HomeVisit

An evergreen-lined flagstone path leads to a covered porch with a bright red main door that opens into the entry hall. To the right is a step-down living room distinguished by a beamed bead-board ceiling and gas-powered fireplace with a traditional Tudor inlaid masonry surround and marble hearth. Multiple windows overlook the front, side and rear yards.

To the left of the entry is the formal dining room with bay windows and plaster frieze crown molding. French doors open into a high-ceilinged family room brightened by clerestory leaded glass windows and skylights and anchored by a built-in wood entertainment center and stone feature wall surrounding a wood-burning fireplace. It leads to a rustic screened-in porch and wood deck with steps to a rear patio with flagstone pavers and terraced beds of flowering shrubs.

A rustic screened in porch sits off the family room. Image credit: HomeVisit

The family room flows into the eat-in kitchen, which features dark wood raised panel cabinetry, open shelving, granite counters and breakfast bar. A long butcher block-topped workspace runs along a wall of windows.

Stainless appliances include a Kenmore French Door refrigerator/freezer, LG gas range and oven, Bosch microwave and KitchenAid dishwasher.

A built-in glass-fronted china cabinet with bead-board detail serves as a butler’s pantry and sits at the top of the stairs leading to the lower level where there is a rec room (large enough for a billiards table), full bath, bedroom with leaded glass windows and private entrance, extensive storage and laundry room with sink and Samsung washer and dryer.

An unexpectly modern touch in the master dressing room. Image credit: Susan Bodiker

Upstairs on the second level, there are two spacious bedrooms—each with full ensuite baths (in either black-and-white or grey-and-white color ways) and both designed to maximize the vintage vibe. The master bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet, separate dressing room with granite-topped vanity and unexpectedly contemporary crackle glass vessel sink and faucet.

The master bath has a frameless glass door shower, decorative tile bath surround and pedestal sink. A cozy sitting room next to the bedroom opens onto a wide balcony, complete with stunning gargoyle wall lights (in homage to the Cathedral, perhaps).

A narrow back staircase rises to the top level, which comprises a guestroom with treetop and tennis court views, cedar-lined hall closet and full bath with clawfoot tub and ceramic tile flooring. A semi-finished attic could be converted to another bedroom, playroom or entertainment space.

A view of the rear patio with terraced landscaping. Image credit: HomeVisit

Located on a quiet, tree-lined stretch of 34th St NW, the home is within walking distance to the Cleveland Park Metro, the retail and restaurant attractions of Cathedral Commons and Connecticut Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row and, of course, the National Cathedral’s beautiful grounds and sanctuary.

The five-bedroom, five full and two half-bath Tudor at 2909 34th St NW is listed for $1,685,000 with Keller Williams Capital Properties. For details, contact Marjorie Dick Stuart at 240-731-8079 or [email protected]. For a visual tour, visit www.290934th.com. An open house will be on Sunday, April 14th 1-4pm.