“I’ve always liked Mass. Ave, so when this opportunity came, I jumped at it,” said INLE Development developer Hashim Hassan. “It’s very rare to have the opportunity to build a new one with Mass.Ave. There are many homes you can add, but it’s very expensive to break something and build a new one. It’s very expensive. It was one of the unique opportunities. “
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Hassan broke the brick rambler of 1954 and built this unusually shaped stucco and stone house. As a tribute to the nearby Washington National Cathedral and St Albans School, he used stones from the same quarry, Carderock, that was used to build those buildings. But he mixed another local stone. About 40% of the stones are foggy bottoms.
“I didn’t want to use only one type of stone,” Hassan said. “If I used all the same stones, it would be more traditional. The mine is a bit more modern.”
The shape of the triangle in the house was partially determined by three streets adjacent to the parcel (Massachusetts Avenue, Garfield Street, 36th) and zoning restrictions. Hassan designed it in collaboration with architect Douglas Soe Lin.
“It’s a unique property and a unique opportunity to create something unique,” Hassan said. “We also wanted to come up with a way to enjoy what the land offered us. You can see the cathedral and St Albans directly. There is also a lot of existing greenery. Very private. It’s a place I wanted a lot of glass indoors and outdoors [experience].. “
The gated entrance leads to a long driveway that crosses the front of the house and turns into a garage of two cars. The front of the house faces 36th place. A triangular overhanging cantilever above the front door of mahogany.
At the main level, there is an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the patio and views of the cathedral. Lift-sewn white oak flooring grounds the space. The same stone that surrounds the gas fireplace, Cambria Quartz, is used for kitchen island backsplash and waterfall countertops. The bedroom on the main floor has a private bathroom with a sauna. Two sets of stairs lead to the second floor. A glass elevator that runs to all levels of the house is next to the main staircase with glass railings.
“I was trying to seize the opportunity for an uninterrupted view,” Hassan said of why he chose the glass-enclosed elevator. “And I wanted to be unique. I wanted to distinguish [other houses]..It was a painstaking adjustment between the glass seller and the elevator [contractor].. “
On the second floor there are four bedrooms, a laundry room, a study, or a sitting area. On the top floor is the Owner’s Suite, which has a large walk-in closet with access to both the private roof deck and the main roof deck. Both the elevator and the stairs lead to the landing on the top floor with a wet bar. The glass sliding door next to the wet bar opens towards the main roof deck.
Downstairs there is a large family room, bathroom and wine cellar.
A five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,000-square-foot home is listed for just under $ 5 million.The open house is scheduled for Sundays from 2pm to 4pm
- Bedroom / bathroom: 5/8
- Approximate square feet: 6,000
- lot size: 0.15 acre
- Open house: Sunday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Characteristic: The newly built stone and stucco house was designed by architect Douglas So Lin and built by INLE development. The Triangular House has an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Washington National Cathedral. You can also enjoy the view of the cathedral from the main roof deck. The house has two garages. The house is behind a large, full of trees and a tall fence that surrounds many, providing privacy.
- List of agents: Tammy Gale, Andrea Hatfield, Unhatfield Weir When Heidi HatfieldWashington Fine Property