Welcome home to this extraordinary Brightwood Masterpiece. Located just blocks from Rock Creek National Park and the Parks at Walter Reed, this all brick row home is close to everything. Upon first look, you'll notice the mature front garden which holds many types of perennial plants and flowers that pop at all seasons of the year.
Built in 1931 by noted Washington architect Charles Harding, the style is colonial revival, finding its roots in Jefferson's Monticello. The stair skirt is exactly Jefferson's design for his own home. A peaked gable with half-round spoked pediment, balanced window placement, and overall proportions comply to the norms of the American colonial revival idiom. Harding used multi-colored bricks in his buildings; 1338 Sheridan boasts this kind of detail and colors.
The front porch of large proportions shows beautiful pillars, pilasters, and wrought iron railing with finials finished in gold leaf. The commodious porch leads to the entrance hall that offers a view to the living room on the right, hallway to kitchen. The front door is solid Honduran mahogany that sports beautiful detail and three window panels; rubbed-bronze hardware, making the transition to the front hall dramatic and charming. The Dining room and breakfast room are on the west side of the house and the breakfast room is flooded with sunlight, especially in the winter months, thanks to large, triple windows.
The art/architectural historian restored the home during the years 2003-2020. Owner-designed crown molding and corner corbels complete all the rooms on the first floor that are a tall and spacious 9". A fireplace is the center point of the living room. The chimney breast protrudes into the room slightly to showcase its beautiful, curved volutes used extensively during the Italian Renaissance.
The hardwood floors throughout are well maintained and the soft pine kitchen floor was recently refinished and glows with a sun-light-like color. One of the bedrooms sings with a Jacobean arch that results in a short vestibule to the room. The upstairs bathroom has been restored and offers a large working swivel window in the ceiling that showers light into the bath. This unique window is operational and ventilates the entire house with fresh air.
The freshly-painted, lower-level houses a garage, laundry, ½ bath, and approximately 700 sqft of additional space ready to develop as a separate entrance apartment, recreation room, or large home studio. The home also has valuable solar panels on roof, which are not seen from the street and the system reduces operating costs of the home to almost nothing.
The rear of the home is fully-fenced and offers off-street parking in the driveway, ally access, and a one-car garage. It also features a beautiful a garden that's shaded by river birch and a cherry-red crepe myrtle, all the while, leaving room for a small vegetable garden. This home is not to be missed!