When I was a kid, I had a friend who thought it was pronounced Stalbans. All one word. It took a while to realize she was talking about Saint Alban's Way. One of the prettiest streets in Homeland, with several Palmer & Lamdin houses lining the roadway.
Just on the market last week is 5202 St. Alban's Way. There are at least six other P&L houses that I've catalogued so far on that street.
Here's what the real estate listing says:
Perfectly situated in the center of the neighborhood on one of Homeland’s few double lots sits this unique stone home built by Palmer Lamdin architects in 1927. Known well for their fine architectural details, mainly in the woodworking, this home seems to be a showcase of sorts displaying their signature work throughout. Wide and thick wood doors with raised paneling, detailed paneling on the walls, wide open entry way and foyer, and mantelpieces that you’ve most likely never seen before lie inside, decorating each spacious room.
The home is light and airy and the amount of living space is abundant inside and out.
The kitchen was fully renovated in 2009 with granite counters and a Wolfe range, and also has the original butlers pantry which has been preserved. The large dining room walls are draped with Zuber wallpaper, also featured in The White House, as well as a gas fireplace for ambiance.
The living room is very spacious and along with its extra reading nook with built-in shelving and gas fireplace, opens with double French doors to the completely reconstructed family room. The large family room is filled with light and windows, a stone exterior wall within, and a built-in system with beverage refrigerator and cabinetry. French doors from the family room open to the elaborate gardens in the rear.
With four sizable bedrooms upstairs, an extra attic/play room, and a lower level with many usable spaces, this house has plenty of space to spread out. The garage is attached and accessible inside of the house through a mud room. Laundry has been moved upstairs for convenience.
The gardens outside are beyond imagination, as meandering paths lead you around the endless plantings and specimen trees. There are also ponds, water features and stone work, along with a beautiful surrounding iron fence.
The property is so truly unique that it has been featured in home and garden tours over the years. An exquisite package worth exploring!
This is a great house, with a double lot, in a great neighborhood.