4620 Cathedral Ave NW - Thomson & Cooke Architects
“The tailored front elevation of 4620 provides a seamless transition from the traditional architecture of Wesley Heights to the 21st century aesthetic of Three on Cathedral. With classic scale and a cement stucco facade, this residence is both sheltered and expansive on this dramatic site. A private forecourt leads to an open entry foyer with views to Battery Kemble park beyond. The house’s primary spaces have been edited to integrate the interior with exterior terraces and planting. Expansive metal windows and doors paired with a stained cedar rain screen provide elegance and privacy in this sophisticated, graciously-proportioned residence.”
4630 & 4640 Cathedral Ave NW - Jones & Boer Architects
"Surrounded by Battery Kemble Park, this spectacular site offers a rare opportunity for glass architecture to be created in a city context with the feel of a country setting.
Designed simultaneously, these two modern day villas balance each other in layout and detail to take full advantage of park views while retaining openness of site. Simple elegant proportions shape the exterior. Openings are carefully placed to take in views. Clarity of design is found by allowing functions of the plan to direct form.
The spatial layout is a play of transparency between inside and outside, allowing the exterior views to flow through the interior. Floor to ceiling glass, Egyptian limestone floors, African mahogany and plaster walls create rich, generous spaces that allow grandeur and simplicity to gracefully coexist.”