Mt Pleasant

House & Garden Tour, 2017

The homes below were featured on last year's House & Garden Tour, which took place on April 8th, 2017.
Click here to view a map of last year's tour.


3129 19th Street NW

The owners moved in December 2014 from Logan Circle, following a year long renovation of the home.

“We needed to add another full bathroom on the second floor, which led us to change the floor plan completely in order to make sure the layout was harmonious. We renovated the first floor by moving the powder room, creating a hall, and we changed flooring and fully renovated the kitchen. We also rebuilt an extension in the back of the house.”

1824 Lamont Street NW

The owners of 1824 Lamont have now enjoyed living in their home for the past year following a gut and renovation project that started in 2014. “The house was huge but in pretty bad shape. The back of the house was collapsing and everything needed work.”

DC architect, Lorena Checa, and Mt P contractors, Steve Bradley and Kelly Callahan, oversaw the project.

1735 Lamont Street NW

Mount Pleasant residents since 1986, Katie Tyler serves as President of the Board of Mount Pleasant Village, and her husband, Tim, is on the Board of Historic Mount Pleasant.

Since moving in to their current home in 1996, the gardens have been overhauled with a koi pond, a raised bed, espaliered apple trees and new landscaping to create several sitting areas. A new retaining wall and front beds enhance the view of the home from the street.


1634 Newton Street NW

Bancroft Gardening teacher, Devon Bartlett, and her husband Noah have lived in their home for 15 years and recently renovated the kitchen.

They moved to Mount Pleasant, because “we heard that Mt Pleasant had the highest percentage of RPCV’s [Returning Peace Corps Volunteers] of any zip code in the nation.” Their children are now Bancroft alumni.

1887 Newton Street NW

Mt P residents for the past 10 years, Stacey and Niko have owned this home for three.

“The aesthetics that appeal most to us are Mexican and Moroccan, so we like to keep the walls white so the colors can come through in textiles and other finishes. One exception is the wallpaper we put in the entry hall to our living space.” The family rents the lower levels and lives on the two upper floors.

3435 Oakwood Terrace NW

Hugo and Rebecca Read Medrano have lived in this home for 33 years and in Mount Pleasant for 38.

“The foundation of the house was made with oyster shells (popular in 1910 construction) , which have washed away with time. Therefore, the house sinks and shifts so the window and door frames are always off, making it impossible to insulate. The deck has enabled us to entertain large groups of actors and artists from GALA Theatre, which we founded and still run.”


2065 Park Road NW

Since its purchase in 1999, the home has been through two renovations. “We tried to stay true to the house and tried to restore most original features. We did not paint over the original wood and even painstakingly restored the original staircase side.”

Major improvements include new historic and architect-approved windows, a new kitchen that maintains the original layout, refinished floors, landscaping and three rear decks.

1884 Newton Street NW

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Moving from Cleveland to Mt P in 2004, “we found a house we loved and settled in without realizing the incredible community we stumbled upon. We feel so lucky!”

They have added a screened back porch and flagstone patio, along with knocking down a wall between the dining room and kitchen to create a more open floor plan.