Colony Hill is a cozy, exclusive neighborhood located in the southwest corner of Glover-Archbold Park in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. The housing stock is largely traditional with architectural styles paying homage to New England, and Georgian and Grecian themes. The neighborhood has an interesting history, stemming from a colorful building feud in the 1930s. Harry K. Boss has just completed a group of Foxhall Village Houses when rival builder, Waverly Taylor, started a rival development that blocked the view of many of the Boss homes. Enraged and to spy on Taylor’s future plans, Boss built a group of Colony Hill houses just north of Foxhall Village and moved himself into a home on Hoban Road.
Today Colony Hill consists of just five streets with 35 homes set back on spacious lots: Reservoir Road, Foxhall Road, 45th Street, Hoban Road, and Hadfield Lane. To the north and east Colony Hill is bounded by Glover-Archbold Park and to the south by Reservoir Road and by Foxhall Road on the west.
Colony Hill is a tiny neighborhood located in the southwest corner of Glover Archbold Park in Northwest Washington, D.C. It is bounded on the north and east by the park, on the south by Reservoir Road NW, and on the west by Foxhall Road NW.
Colony Hill is purely residential, and so small that it consists of only five streets: Reservoir Road, Foxhall Road, Hoban Road, 45th Street NW, and Hadfield Lane.
Featured Custom Home
This elegant and beautiful new home is in the Colony Hill neighborhood in upper northwest DC. The stately front entrance and exterior trim details on this brick home help it blend in beautifully with the older homes. From the moment you walk into the front door, the well-thought out floor plan is enhanced by the color and décor selections that are carried through in every room. The arched trim openings in the foyer create a softened feeling as you enter the home. The lacquer paint finish in the Living Room is bold but works well as the color is subtly shown in other rooms on the main floor. One of the owners’ favorite features is the wall of glass doors in the Family Room that opens up completely to the rear terrace to create an indoor/outdoor ambience for entertaining or for when they want to sit outside and relax.
“We were very happy with the final outcome. Follow-up post move in has been exceptional.” – Happy new homeowners.