The street of Ordway in Cleveland Park is home to luxury houses from nearly one end to the other. This five-bedroom, four-bath contemporary is one of six in the neighborhood that were designed by Winthrop Faulkner (who worked lots of places, but locally is most known for his design of a house on the Rosedale land, the National Zoo's Great Ape House and crocodile pavilion, and the renovation of the Federal Reserve Board building). He decided to go contemporary with this house, where he lived with his family and the gallery has a few shots of the main living areas, but the part of the property that is the most exciting is the backyard. Winthrop moonlighted as a landscape architect for this one and used brick and fenced gardens to create a yard that feels like you're nowhere near a city street.
Photos from Long And Foster