Joseph Beale House

This early-twentieth century, Italian Renaissance Revival-style residence now serves as the Consulate of Egypt.

Built between 1907 and 1909, the Joseph Beale House stands as an example of one of many buildings designed by local architect Glenn Brown. The house, an Italian Renaissance Revival style residence, was one of three designed by Brown along Massachusetts Avenue NW. Brown and his son Bedford worked together on a number of projects throughout the city, including buildings and structures. Brown and his son were also responsible for designing Dumbarton Bridge (also known as Buffalo Bridge after the large sculptures of buffalo on either side of the bridge), and the restoration of Gunston Hall in Virginia.

The house was originally built as a private residence for Joseph Beale and his wife Margaret Beale. However, the house is now owned by the Egyptian government as the ambassador’s official residence. The building sits along the portion of Massachusetts Avenue known as Embassy Row.

DC Inventory: February 22, 1972 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)
National Register: May 8, 1973
Within Massachusetts Avenue and Sheridan-Kalorama Historic Districts.



2301 Massachusetts Avenue NW