Colonel William R. Davis House

This avant-garde interpretation of the Mediterranean style was one of the first houses constructed in Forest Hills.

The house at 3020 Albemarle Street, NW is located in the Forest Hills subdivision of Washington, DC, an early-20th-century close-in suburb. Built in 1924, it is of frame and stucco construction. The building represents the early work of master architect and landscape architect Horace Whittier Peaslee.

The house was built at a time in Forest Hills' history when Soapstone Valley would soon become a part of the Rock Creek Park System and, as such, construction from the time reflects very conscious effort to both take advantage of and relate to the proximate natural landscape. It is unlike any other residence in Washington, an elegantly sophisticated amalgam of Spanish Eclectic, European Minimalism, and American Modernism.

Nominated by the Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance.

DC Inventory: July 23, 2015

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3020 Albemarle Street NW