School District: District Of Columbia Public Schools
Address: 1835 UPSHUR ST NW
State: District Of Columbia
Built at the end of the 1930s, this house is perhaps the most complete expression of a Crestwood residence designed and executed by the firm of Stone, Lord and Caldwell. It embodies all of the hallmarks of their work from this period, resulting in a spacious and comfortable historical revival style representing the best features of American homebuilding. The house comprises approximately 2,500 finished square feet of living space on its upper three floors and approximately 1,650 square feet on the lower level. The main level offers a traditional floor plan comprising a living room with wood-burning fireplace, small library, breakfast nook off of the kitchen, powder room, dining room, and family room with full bathroom. The large veranda is accessible from the library and living room. The four bedrooms and three full bathrooms are found on the first two floors. One bedroom and bathroom is on the main level, off of the dining room. The second level offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the master providing an en suite bathroom and parapet roof deck. This space was likely used as a sleeping porch during the summertime but would now make a pleasant space for outdoor entertaining. The finished third level could be used as an additional bedroom, office, or home gym. The lower level includes a second family room with wood-burning fireplace and leads to a kitchenette and full bathroom. There is also generous ceiling height and plentiful natural light which makes the space as comfortable and welcoming as the upper floors. When the house was originally constructed, a great deal of activity took place on this level, as illustrated by a large laundry room, storage room, and workroom which could be converted to any number of uses. The presence of a full bathroom offers greater flexibility in the reinterpreting of this level for contemporary use. Among the most desirable features of this property is a lot measuring almost 18,000 square feet, with a 1,200 square foot deck, and a backyard which is virtually unrivaled in size by any in Crestwood. The added convenience of an attached one-car garage is a feature not found in every house from the period.