Babcock–Macomb House

The Babcock-Macomb house is a two-story tan brick rectangular block capped with a hipped red tile roof with wide overhanging eaves.

The building is oriented to the southwest facing Massachusetts Avenue. A slightly recessed enclosed one-story porch is connected to the east side of the house, and a two-story rectilinear ell runs perpendicular to the main block in the rear. A one-story arched loggia runs along the east side of the rear ell, culminating in a one-and-one-half story arched porte-cochere. The front facade is symmetrical, with a strong horizontal emphasis. The building is an excellent example of the Italian Renaissance Revival style.

The house is clad in variegated shades of tan brick laid in a Flemish diagonal bond. Additional courses of brick are laid with all vertical or all horizontal stretchers creating a banding effect to accentuate three slightly projecting pavilions on the front facade. The central portico is trimmed with limestone columns, pilasters, entablature and cornice on the first floor. The window sills and lintels are also limestone. The roof is clad in red rounded terra cotta tile.

National Registry: February 10, 1995

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3415 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.