This Week’s Find: Modern Standout in Cleveland Park

by Mark Wellborn

3204 Rowland Place NW

This Week’s Find is a three-bedroom home with a modern design that is not the typical house that one might find in the Cleveland Park neighborhood where it is tucked away. However, despite being rebuilt in 1991, builder Scott Pannick told UrbanTurf that the basic layout and orientation of the house stayed true to the original structure that was built in 1950’s.

“I thought that the original design perfectly utilized the southern orientation and fairly sharp slope down from back of the site to the front,” Pannick told UrbanTurf. “The problem was that the original house was built using a panelization system that had 3” thick walls made out of 3/8th-inch plywood with no insulation. What made the house livable was that it had terrazzo tile floors with radiant heat.”

Living Room

Pannick and Dickson Carroll (an architect with modern sensibilities who is also a Cleveland Park resident) not only kept the heated floors and added insulation, but also put a fourth level on the home, a level that now includes the master bedroom. Carroll and Pannick’s design also raised the ceilings in various places throughout the home and created rooms that flow from one to the other, as Pannick wanted all the public spaces to connect.

“You need a few distinct ‘rooms,’ so that you can have some private space,” Pannick said. “But I think public spaces should interconnect.”

The home also has a garden, a roof deck off of the master bedroom and a swimming pool out back, but we imagine that the eventual buyer will be taken by the design, first and foremost. More details and photos below.

  • Address: 3204 Rowland Place NW (map)
  • Price: $1,850,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Four
  • Year Rebuilt: 1991
  • Listing Agent: Heidi Hatfield, Washington Fine Properties
  • For the full listing, click here.
Master Bedroom
Swimming Pool

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  1. SimonF said at 6:18 pm on Wednesday November 17, 2010:

    It is great to see a design like this in an area where craftsmans dominate the landscape. Not that i have anything against a wraparound porch.

  1. LM said at 7:14 pm on Wednesday November 17, 2010:

    Cosign. Fabulous home!

  1. Rebecca said at 2:47 pm on Thursday November 18, 2010:

    Great renovation!  I will bookmark this for inspiration and noted it on on my blog http://blog.17thandRiggs.com.

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