Mt Pleasant

House & Garden Tour, 2019

Thank you to our generous neighbors, who have agreed to be a part of this year’s tour.
Download a map of the 2019 tour.


3325 18th Street NW

The homeowners have lived at 3325 18th since 2005, and before that, in another Mt Pleasant house on Irving Street – and consider themselves long-time lovers of Mt P!

The kitchen was remodeled approximately two years ago, including the addition of French doors to a recently-completed screened-in porch (just in time for spring and the house tour).

All cabinetry and millwork throughout the house was built by the homeowner’s cabinet shop: Ferris Custom Cabinetry.

1852 Monroe Street NW

One half of this couple has called Mt Pleasant home off and on since 1973. After trading up from a studio apartment to a small row house on Kilbourne, he married, had a child, and together they purchased 1852 Monroe in 1997. Improvements have been made to the kitchen, master bedroom and bath.

“Mount Pleasant has everything. It’s quiet, low-density, friendly, full of people who work in the labor movement and progressive non-profits, a vibrant music scene, it’s close to Rock Creek Park, and now it even has a happening commercial Mt. Pleasant Street with a range of eateries and groceries.

Our favorite Mt. Pleasant-isms (besides the spectacular woods behind Rosemount Early Childhood Center) are places that cater to a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities and incomes — Progresso grocery, the Argyle, Corados — but Elle and Each Peach are also pretty nice.”

1822 Park Road NW

Though not initially on their radar, the owners of 1822 Park fell in love with Mt P and its family-friendly community, while searching for their first home. After almost five years on Kenyon Street, in 2013 they purchased their current home, which had been divided into three apartments.

Working with architect, Erik Hoffland, and Impact Construction, phase one of their multi-year remodeling project focused on the upper floors and included the removal of a 3rd floor kitchen and reconfiguration of the space to add another bedroom and family room. In 2018, they embarked on phase two, with the goal to further modernize the home without losing many of the home’s original touches.

The result includes a newly-configured kitchen, the removal of a full bathroom from the dining room, the opening up of walls to add more space to the living area and the rebuilding of a staircase to the second level. Future improvements will involve upgrading the lower level and improving the back porch and roof deck.


3148 19th Street NW

In 2017, having fallen in love with Mt P, these homeowners bought 3148 19th Street, just down the block from the house they had been renting for the previous two years. The home had been recently renovated when they purchased it – they’ve since added their own touches throughout, including completely redoing the front and the back yards.

After having lived in Istanbul where their son was born, their return to DC called for a quieter neighborhood than their old U Street stomping grounds. “We love living in the lower part of Mt Pleasant, where we have unobstructed views of Rock Creek Park and the Zoo and yet we are only a few blocks from shops. With the windows closed we cannot hear cars driving by, but we can still hear the lion; the distance that his roar travels is a true testament to the fact that he is the king of the jungle.”

1822 Kilbourne Place NW

The owners of 1822 Kilbourne moved to Mt Pleasant 13 years ago, when they purchased the home. To create a more open, familial living environment, they removed most of the ground floor interior walls by adding steel support structures. The upstairs retains the original house layout and they enjoy the mixing of new and old for a more timeless and eclectic mix of styles.

Mt Pleasant appealed because “we liked the location, scale of the streets/ row houses, tree-lined sidewalks and walking distance to commercial!”

3219 Walbridge Place NW

After purchasing the home in 2016, the current owners worked with Mt Pleasant architect (and tour sponsor), Erik Hoffland, and contractor Roman Cuenca to renovate the rear half of the main level. The kitchen was flipped to the other side of the house to create an open plan kitchen with new sliding doors to the backyard and to also improve internal access to the basement. Current plans include garden work to make it feel like an extension of the indoor space.

“Mt Pleasant felt like a unique place in DC for being somewhat urban, yet steps from the nature of Rock Creek Park, and having a great sense of community. We were also excited for our kids to attend Bancroft, and for them to develop friendships with kids in the neighborhood.”


1919 Kenyon Street NW

Mt P residents since 2004, these homeowners started visiting the neighborhood in the ‘90s to see family that lived on Park Road. When it was time to leave NYC, “we fell in love with Mount Pleasant's stately row homes, roof decks, mature trees, one-of -a-kind shops and restaurants . . . and amazing community.”

In the past 18 months, they have completely transformed the lower level of the home, turning it into an AirBnb, and renovated the main level, overhauling the kitchen and dining room, the floors, powder room, heating and cooling system, and replacing all furniture and fixtures.

“The primary goals were to make more rational use of our space, increase our livability and enjoyment, and remain stewards of the historic character of our 100-year-old home.”

3100 Mt Pleasant Street NW

Tastings: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Tour sponsor, Irving Wine & Spirits, will be hosting two tastings the day of the tour. 15% of all sales will be donated to the Bancroft PTO.

Don Ciccio & Figli will be pouring from 1pm -4pm
Focus will be Ambrosia, Cerasum, Luna, Finocchietto, Nocino, Sirene ( most popular now but they will have all the bottles to taste)

Capitoline Vermouth & Aperitivi will be pouring from 2:30-5pm
Tastings will include their Tiber, White, Rose, Dry, as well as Green Hat Gin

1915 Kenyon Street NW

Reception: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Real estate agent Mandy Mills and her husband, Chris, purchased 1915 Kenyon in 2005 and have since added three children to the mix. In 2010 they collaborated with local builders, Positive Space, and Mt P architects, Studio Crowley Hall, to completely redesign the kitchen, opening it up to the existing living and dining rooms. The rear mud room was pulled into the kitchen space, tile flooring was replaced with salvaged wood and the rear yard was raised almost two feet to create a family-friendly urban oasis.

In 2018, the wall between the living and dining rooms was almost completely removed to open up the main living space and Chris’ father constructed a set of custom built-in cabinets to create more storage space for each family member.