Kent Manor is located on a one-acre site at the end of a cul-de-sac, high above the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. The site slopes steeply towards the rear, giving the house views of the Potomac River. Inspired by the surrounding neighborod, the house mimics the Georgian architectural styles. Using the cul-de-sac to inform the design strategy, the house breaks down the large program into five discrete elements curving itself around the street.
The guest wing anchors the west side of the composition, which is connected to the main house by a library link. The main house contains four bedrooms, the reception room, and the living and dining rooms. These rooms are connected in turn by the kitchen, which leads to the pool and carriage house wing. This symmetrical composition is complemented by an asymmetric site strategy. A large terrace is centered on the main house, leading to a series of gardens and the swimming pool, which is centered on the pool house.
The materials of the house complement its stately architectural quality in interior rooms with raised paneling and exterior materials of copper, slat roots, and tumbled, oversized brick set in Flemish bond.