On the Market: A Woodley Tudor Where Landscaping Takes Center Stage


Facade and side garden with pool. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.

At this time of year, one of the loveliest words in the English language has to be “poolside” and the red brick Tudor at 2916 32 St NW certainly fits the bill. It boasts not only a large pool (40 x 20 feet) with a diving board and a hot tub off the back deck but also several terraces where you can meditate upon the front, side and rear gardens richly landscaped with roses, hydrangeas, container plantings, privet and specimen trees.

There’s a country club vibe to this stately home that makes it ideal for families who are equally at home living—and entertaining—inside and out. Built in 1927 (at the height of Tudor fervor), the home sits on a double corner lot and offers 6400 square feet on four levels. It includes six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, library, glass-walled Florida room/conservatory, wood-burning and gas fireplaces and distinctive elements throughout.

(Fun fact: there are 50 windows in this house, all double or triple glazed.) There is also an attached two-car garage. It is on the market for $2,950,000. A basketweave-patterned brick and stepped walkway leads from the street up to the front of the house where a spacious covered front porch looks out over the landscaped front yard as well as the pool deck and back garden below.

Inside, an elegant entry with inlaid marble flooring gives way to a large foyer. To the left is the staircase and the living room, which features two sets of French doors that open onto the front porch. At the far end is a fireplace with a vintage carved marble mantel and surround. To the right of the foyer is a library/den with custom built in cabinetry along one wall and bookshelves flanking the window.

The library with built-ins. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit. 

Off the den is a formal dining room that can seat 16 and is adorned with Greek Key crown

molding and arch-shaped china display cases with glass shelves. Next door is the very spacious kitchen with extensive white and wood-trimmed cabinets and island and white appliances (KitchenAid dishwashers, Kenmore wall ovens and Kenmore refrigerator/freezer). The Mexican tile backsplash adds a touch of color and contrast.

The grand entryway, staircase and living room. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit. 

Added in 1990 and expanded in 2014, the Florida room is its own little paradise, with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open onto the back deck, garden and pool. All framing a very pleasant view at any time of the year.

The pool and surrounding deck with view of the Florida room. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit. 

Tucked off the kitchen on the way to the stairs is a sumptuous powder room with ornate vintage floral wallpaper, an Italian marble-topped vanity and sink with Greek Key design. On the second level, there are four bedrooms; the one with a fireplace is currently used as a den. Two bedrooms have en suite baths and a third resides in the hall.

The living room is made for entertaining on a grand scale. Photo courtesy of HomeVisit. 

A large deck off the landing overlooks the backyard and a porch off the smallest of the four bedrooms. The bedrooms are all airy and open with deep closets and the baths are shiny bright with marble, tile and chrome.

The third level houses two more nicely sized bedrooms, a hall bath and a wide cedar closet. Downstairs on the lower level, a family room boasts access to the back patio and pool deck, two full baths, two dressing rooms, a laundry room, storage rooms and entry to the garage.

Located in the heart of Woodley Park, the home is close to Rock Creek Parkway and a short ride or walk to the Cleveland Park metro station, National Cathedral, the National Zoo and the shops and restaurants of Wisconsin and Connecticut Avenues.

The home at 2916 32 St NW is listed for $2,950,000 with Long & Foster / Christie’s. For details, contact Marjorie Dick Stuart at 240-731-8079 or marjorie@marjoriedickstuart.com. For a virtual tour, see www.291632nd.com