Historic Chevy Chase DC Kit Houses

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Address Model Year Authenticated via Comments/MLS Photos or blog links Original owner
3714 Livingston St NW GVT No. 542 1922 Via deed/ mortgage record and permit https://dchousecat.com/2016/03/30/my-very-first-gordon-van-tines/
6015 33rd St GVT No. 619 1925 Via building permit https://archive.org/stream/Gordon-vanTineHomes/GordonVanTineHomes0001#page/n41/mode/1up Crabtree, John H.
3718 Livingston St GVT No. 707 1922 Via deed and mortgage record and permit https://dchousecat.com/2016/03/30/my-very-first-gordon-van-tines/
5509 Chevy Chase Parkway GVT No. 590 1922 via building permits  
Dr. Sylvia Wilson
3910 Ingomar St GVT No. 589 1921 via building permits Likely built in 1922
3373 Runnymede Pl Unknown Lewis model; similar to Sears “Sunbeam” 1926 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect
3604 Morrison St NW Unknown Lewis model; not found in catalog 1920 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co and Speiden & Speiden as architect Tax record gives 1928 – fire? -> Need check deeds and historic newspapers
5904 Broad Branch Rd NW Lewis  “Arden” 1921 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect Massively modified (enclosed front porch; second floor added) Lloyd, W. Scott
5709 Nevada Ave NW Lewis  “Ardmore” 1927 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect
3415 McKinley Lewis “Ardmore” 1925 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect
6209 Western Ave Lewis “Ardmore” 1926 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect
3734 Kanawha St Lewis “Cambridge” 1921 Zepp testimonial – Washington Examiner Architect entry left blank on permit
3226 Morrison St Lewis “Cambridge” 1925 Zepp mortgage/ Lewis as architect/Keystone Inc. as builder Model w/the “sewing room” upstairs (which was turned into a master bath), otherwise unaltered
3925 Huntington St Lewis “Cambridge” 1921 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect http://www.peterevansphotography.com/huntington.htm
3718 Ingomar St Lewis “Cheltenham” 1924 Zepp mortgage (and permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect) http://slideshow.mris.com/slideshow/slideshow.htm?ListingKey=97744202032
5622 32nd St Lewis “Chevy Chase” 1919 Zepp testimonial house  Zepp, Guy S.
5717 33rd St Lewis “Chevy Chase” 1918 Speiden & Speiden as filing architects  (show up in Zepp/Lewis houses from pre-Platshon years (1919/1920) Guy Zepp (Lewis rep.)
3710 Chesapeake St Lewis “Franklin” 1925 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect/Keystone Keen, Grace W. & A. M
3808/3810 Legation St Lewis “Harrison” 1926 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect
5904 Broad Branch Rd Likely Lewis “Highland” – heavily modified 1921 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect https://www.realtourinc.com/tours/1012501?t=mris
3404 Morrison St Lewis “Hollywood” 1920 Zepp testimonial house (permit names Lewis AND Speiden & Speiden as architect) Gordon, James H.
6310 33rd St Lewis “Hawthorne” 1924 Guy Zepp/Gordon Ricketts mortgage/Platshon on permit Miss M.G. Burgess
3380 Stuyvesant Pl Lewis “Kenwood” 1925 Building permit
5501 Nevada Ave NW Lewis “Lancaster” 1921 Zepp testimonial house; Speiden & Speiden named as architect
4120 Harrison St NW Lewis “Lenox” 1922/3 M. Platshon named on permit Van Vleck, Wm. C.
5505 33rd St Lewis “Marengo” 1924 Guy Zepp/Gorden & Ricketts mortgage Modification with 3 windows in front. Double BR might be original. Lewis Foreclosure in 1927
5526 39th St Lewis “Marengo” 1926 Mortgage. Also, building permits name “Lewis Mfg Co” as the “architect”
3914 Military Rd Lewis “Marlboro” (plan 2.) 1925 Permit
3372 Stuyvesant Pl Lewis “Oakwood” 1926 Permit names Lewis Mfg Co as architect
5330 39th St Lewis “Pembroke” 1925 Zepp mortgage
3614 Military Rd Lewis “Regal” 1923 Platshon
3510 Quesada St Lewis “San Fernando” 1922 M. Platshon named as “architect http://pinterest.com/pin/99501472988034499/
3518 Northampton St Lewis “Shelbourne” 1923 Guy Zepp mortgage; marked lumber http://dchousesmarts.com/2016/10/shelbourne-on-northampton/
3600 Rittenhouse St Lewis “Standish” 1924 Lewis Mfg Co. named as architect in permit With “Cambridge” door and “Marlboro” entry hood/brackets Shumaker, B. W.
3804 Ingomar St Lewis “Van Cortlandt” 1920 [no architect on file] As seen in House Beautiful magazine (named as “architect”) Bien, V. T. H.
5601 32nd St Lewis “Winthrop” 1924 Guy Zepp mortgage/permit  BonDurant, E. H.
3932 McKinley St Lewis “Winthrop” 1924 Guy Zepp mortgage/permit
6314 33rd St Sears “No. 123” 1915 Permit One of the earliest official (i.e., named in building permits) examples of Sears houses in DC Winthrop D. Foster
4205 Military Rd Sears “Alhambra” 1925 Sears catalog testimonial
3939 Legation St Sears “Alhambra” 1927 Not authenticated; Permit missing in city archive CMU construction! Compare to detail from earlier S&R catalogs (1913) Shaw, K. A
5457 Nevada St Sears “Americus” 1926 mortgage + permit Riffenburg, H. B.
5616 Nevada St Sears “Americus” 1926 mortgage
5615 33rd St Sears “Americus” 1923 mortgage
3500 Morrison St Sears “Americus” 1928 mortgage
3502 (formerly 3612) McKinley Sears “Avalon” 1922 Not authenticated Speiden & Speiden–firm known to modify (Lewis) kit house plans Chimney in front. Year in tax record is wrong.
5450 33rd Street Sears “Ardara” 1923 mortgage
5416 Nevada Ave Sears “Barrington” 1930 mortgage
2908 Rittenhouse St Sears “Barrington” 1930 Sears & Roebuck named as architect in permit; http://dchousesmarts.com/2014/03/finally-a-new-…se-of-the-week/ ; plinth blocks ‎
3416 Patterson St Sears “Barrington-Brockwood” hybrid 1931 Sears mortgage
3217 Oliver St Sears “Bedford” 1926 (Sears mortgage?) Original owner, architect and builder are the same person on permit  Caywood, S. W.
5900 32nd St Sears “Crescent” 1926 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect” http://www.flickr.com/photos/dchousecat/8424202238
3428 Oliver St Sears “Fullerton” 1927 “S.W. Phelps submitted plans on behalf of Sears” http://slideshow.mris.com/slideshow/slideshow.htm?ListingKey=300005299862
3110 Rittenhouse Rd Sears “Galewood” 1932 Sears Roebuck as “Builder” on permit
3617 Quesada St Sears “Honor” 1922 Sears mortgage record
3919 Harrison St Sears “Kilbourne” 1925 mortgage
5400 Nevada St Sears “Kilbourne” 1925 mortgage
3215 Oliver St Sears “Kilbourne” 1926 Sears mortgage record https://www.flickr.com/photos/dchousecat/22810309043/in/dateposted-public/
3401 Patterson St Sears “Lewiston” 1929 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect”
3640 Kanawha St Sears “Lewiston” 1931 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect”
3907 Huntington St Sears “Martha Washington” 1924 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect” Schreiber, Herman V.
3920 Military Rd Sears “Martha Washington” 1926 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect” McMahon, J. ( Builder: Lightbown, B. L.)
3700 Military Rd Sears “Martha Washington” 1925 stamped lumber, etc; original Sears blueprints http://dchousecat.com/2016/02/09/a-case-in-point-for-chevy-chase-kit-house-history/
6233 30th Street Sears “Martha Washington” 1924 Sears mortgage/and  Sears & Roebuck named as “architect” in permit  Oscar D. Allen
3842 Legation St Sears “Maywood” 1925 Keystone; questionable? – Standard Homes?
5517 Broad Branch Rd Sears “Maywood” 1925 Keystone; questionable? – Standard Homes? http://tour.homevisit.com/mls/57578 or http://slideshow.mris.com/slideshow/slideshow.htm?ListingKey=97587352475
3306 Quesada St Sears “Maywood” 1926 Keystone; questionable? – Standard Homes?
3510 Morrison St Sears “Maywood” 1925 Keystone; questionable? – Standard Homes?
3661 Morrison St Sears “Maywood” 1925 Keystone; questionable? – Standard Homes? http://www.homevisit.com/tourLite/?id=53946
3200 McKinley St Sears “Oak Park” 1924 Sears mortgage
3614 Quesada St Sears “Priscilla” 1926 Sears mortgage record http://www.homevisit.com/tour/mrisTour.asp?id=51453
6321 33rd Street NW Sears “Priscilla” 1927 Sears mortgage
4114 Ingomar St Sears “Puritan” 1923 Sears catalog testimonial http://www.flickr.com/photos/dchousecat/8054502833/
5910 32nd Street Sears “Puritan” 1924 Sears mortgage
5245 42nd St Sears “Puritan” 1926 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect” http://www.flickr.com/photos/dchousecat/8060657812/ Powers, John T.
3409 Patterson St Sears “Rembrandt” Via mortgage record
5447 Chevy Chase Pkwy Sears “Rembrandt” 1925 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect” http://www.flickr.com/photos/dchousecat/7968197684/
3207 Oliver Street Sears “Rembrandt” 1928 Sears mortgage
3431 Oliver Street Sears “Rembrandt” 1925 Sears mortgage Martha Washington entryway!
5432 31st Street Sears “Rockford” 1929 mortgage
6206 Broad Branch Rd Sears “Rockford” 1926 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect”
5538 Nevada Ave Sears “Rodessa” 1926 same “architect” as the Fullerton on Nevada and other Sears houses
5620 33rd St Sears “Van Jean” 1930 mortgage
6019 Western Ave Sears “Verona” 1923 Permit; original detail http://slideshow.mris.com/slideshow/slideshow.htm?ListingKey=10426481473 Wolfe, Frank S.
5612 33rd St Sears “Walton” 1925 stamped lumber http://slideshow.mris.com/slideshow/slideshow.htm?ListingKey=300006234729
6350 31st Street Sears “Walton” 1936? Sears mortgage
6207 Broad Branch Rd. Sears “Walton” 1924 Sears mortgage
5445 Chevy Chase Pkwy Sears “Westly” 1925 mortgage
6132 Broad Branch Rd Sears  “Westly” 1925 [not auth.] Graham, C. E.
5710 Broad Branch Rd Sears  “Westly” 1926 Sears mortgage http://dchousesmarts.com/2016/03/a-once-beloved-westly-worth-saving/
5467 Nevada Ave Sears “Woodland” 1926 mortgage
3323 Upland Terrace Sears “Woodland” 1925 Sears mortgage
3111 Oliver St Sears “Woodland” 1926 Sears mortgage tax 2312/41
5713 33rd Street Sears “Woodland” 1925 Permit—Sears & Roebuck named as “architect” Read, William T.
3819 Legation St Sterling “San Carlos” 1919 International Mill and Timber (i.e., Sterling) listed as architect http://www.flickriver.com/photos/daily-bungalow/sets/72157609230732585/  Hastings, E. C.