Period Style Home from Architect to Architect

Architect Arthur B. Heaton designed many period style homes in the Washington, DC area between 1897 and 1947—he had a preference for styles that were popular during the 1920s, such as:

  • Colonial Revival
  • Tudor Revival
  • Craftsman

In the Chevy Chase Village neighborhood, there are a number of custom homes designed by Heaton, the majority of them Colonial Revival. He often worked for real estate developers and investors during the ‘20s and built a lot of custom homes. In 1923, he was hired by Clyde Asher, who developed a portion of 34th Place in Northwest. Five modest homes—including the one Bruce and his wife purchased 13 years ago—were designed as an assemblage with landscape architect John H. Small. They are a combination of the Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival styles, and most have mirrored floor plans, which helped reduce costs and efforts during construction.

Bruce Wentworth’s Heaton-Designed Home with Period Style Architecture

Heaton is known for his well-designed floor plans—Bruce didn’t need to make major changes to the home’s living spaces. However, as is the case with the majority of older houses that no longer fit modern living, a bit of renovation was required. He remodeled the kitchen and opened up the wall between the dining room and kitchen. All the older bathrooms were updated, and he created a master suite by reconfiguring two bedrooms. A new rear porch addition overlooks a landscaped garden, and mechanical systems were upgraded. After the appropriate remodeling, the house now will be comfortable for many decades.

“I believe Heaton would be pleased to see the remodeling I have done to one of his many charming homes—passing it on from one architect to another,” Bruce said.

Bruce’s article about architect Arthur B. Heaton was featured in Chevy Chase Village Life—visit our news page to read the full article!

Period Style Home Remodeling in Washington, DC

The Wentworth design-build team has created many homes with period style architecture for homeowners in the DC metropolitan area. We have many years of experience modernizing older period style homes while staying true to the original architecture.

Browse our portfolio to see our completed remodeling projects and contact us if you want to learn more or are ready for an initial consultation!

“ We just wanted to tell you how delighted we are with the final product. We really could not have imagined how big and beautiful our kitchen would be, but we are very glad that you could! Your firm's work has exceeded our expectations. Victor and Steven and their crew did a phenomenal job. They constructed a beautiful kitchen area and they thought of every detail. They were very thoughtful and courteous, cleaning up every visible speck of dust every day and keeping the remainder of the house very livable. Michael's many talents speak for themselves, and we are thrilled that we got to work with him.. Thank you for creating this wonderful space that our family will enjoy for years to come. ”

T.P., Northwest Washington, DC