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•V ' * , _____ _ Building News WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 1938. PAGE B—1 SILVER STAR HOME IN WESLEY HEIGHTS OPENS THIRD WEEK k Mav Be Visited Any Day i From 10 A.M. Until 9 P.M. * IS IDEAL FOR THOSE WHO ENTERTAIN MUCH Dwelling Contains 12 Rooms and 3 Baths and Is in Attractive Setting. The popular dwelling of Colonial design at 2901 Forty-ninth street N.W., Wesley Heights, which received award as the fourth Silver Star Home of the year, tomorrow will enter the third week of its exhibition period under sponsorship of The Star. Located on a large, tree-dotted lot at the corner of Garfield and Forty * ninth streets, the new home was built by Frank S. Phillips, realtor, from plans drawn by the architectural firm of Dillon & Abel. The house is beau tifully furnished in antiques and au thentic reproductions supplied by Biggs Antique Co. The same firm dec orated the home, while the rugs are from the store of Neshan G. Hintlian. The house will be open to the pub lic for two more weeks, and may be visited any day during this period from 10 In the morning until 9 at night. It may be reached by driving out Massachusetts avenue N.W. to Cathe dral avenue. Turn left through the main portion of Wesley Heights to Foxhall road and left again two blocks to Garfield street. Drive right on Gar L field another two blocks to the prop erty. ^ Contains 12 Rooms. There are 12 rooms, three baths and lavatory in The Star Home, which is . constructed largely of brick. The set ' ting is attractive, with the wooded area of Fort Drive Park located di rectly across Forty-ninth street from ' the house. The structure is designed to take full advantage of its corner location, as it shows up equally well from either street. The Wesley Heights home received enthusiastic indorsement from the five housing experts who compose the Silver Star Homes Committee. Mem bers of the group pronounced it one of the best constructed and finished houses they had examined in years. This committee is headed by James S. Taylor of the Federal Housing Ad ministration. Other members are John Nolen, jr., director of planning of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission; Edwin H. Ros engarten, builder, member of the firm of Davis, Wick & P-osengarten; Irwin S. Porter, prominent architect, and Frank Luchs, who is serving on the committee for his father. Morton J. Luchs, president of the Washington Real Estate Board. Ideal for Entertaining. The first floor of the home is ideally arranged for entertaining. The en trance hall is unusually large, with the attractive living room, study and dining room opening from it in fan shape. A well-equipped butler’s pantry . separates the dining room from the kitchen. There are four bedrooms and two baths on the second floor. Tile master's room has a private bath and a dressing room adjoining. On the third floor are two sizable bed rooms with bath between. The third floor is finished with the same high y class materials as the second. The basement floor contains the huge rec reation room and the heater compart ment. Only the finest materials were used in building The Star home. First grade lumber was used throughout. All pipes, gutters, down spouts and flashings are of copper. A thick blanket of rock wool insures against beat escaping through the roof. Con cealed conduits take telephone service to the second floor. TRADES CONSIDERED Woodside Forest On Beautiful Dale Drive Paneled den and recreation room— 2-car built-in garage—1st floor lava-, tory—maid’s Quarters in basement. TO REACH: Out 16th St. or Georgia Ave. to traffic light in Silver Soring, right on Colesville Pike to Mrs. K’s Toll House Tavern, left on Dale Drive to home. Owner Fulton R. Gruver Builder Waple & James, Inc. 8433 Georgia Ave. SHep. 5200 Silver Spring Office Pull Commission to Brokers m Why Not Live In A Home That le j|S| ■ DIFFERENT ■ iHP We have so many ^B ^B attractive plans tor ^B SOB houses on Hie in our ^B ^B office that it should be IB IB a simple matter for ^B SB you to select one which ^B dH best suits your taste. ^B M and hare necessary ^B ■I chanres decided on be ^B fore building opera- ^B ^B tions begin. Drop in ^B H^B and talk over your JB B building problems with SB |H us. And. incidentally. H ^B inspect our mm. ■ KELVIN HOME ■ jjf Parkside Drive ■I Out ltitli St. to Kalmia. ^B left on Kalmia to Bp B Beach Drive, left on ^Bf ^B Beach Drive vast BB B Plvmouth St. to P ’V- ^B gB side Drive^^^^_JJ^H SfittSTONQ, -TTXtional 0856 If Attractive Dwellings Recently Completed and Sold in Capital Area This large home at 5021 Forty-fifth street N.W. has been sold by Boss &. Phelps, realtors, to Everett G. Phelps. PRIZES OFFERED TO CAMERA FANS Builders of Kenwood Hold Blossom Contest for Second Year. Although the blooms on Kenwood's Japanese trees came out three weeks earlier trtan usual this year and caught the competition sponsors somewhat unawares, the second cherry blossom photographic contest was reported in full swing at the nearby Maryland community today. Prizes totaling $130 are offered local amateur photographers who enter the contest by the sponsors, the Ken nedy-Chamberlin Development Co., builders of Kenwood. The first prize | is $50, the second $25, third $15, fourth $10 and fifth $5. Then there are 10 | honorable mention awards of $2.50 | each. All amateurs in the metro politan area are eligible for the com petition. The photographs may be taken with any size camera but must be printed on dull paper 8 by 10 inches in size and mounted on white cardboard with an inch margin on all sides. Advbed to Hurry. Donal L. Chamberlin, an official of the development company, stated that while the trees are now in full bloom, they may be expected to remain in good • condition for probably a week. However, he advised photographers to get their “shots” over the week end if possible. The pictures must feature the blossoms, but interest may be given the photograph by including |B girl or child in it. A large number of pictures last year had houses as background for the blossoms. The judges of the contest include Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen, H. H. Moffitt, president Kenwood Citizens’ Association; Harry L. Golladay, presi dent Bethesda Chamber of Commerce; Earl Heap, picture editor of The Star, and B, A. Hewins, manager of the Eastman Kodak Stores. The contest was inaugurated last year. It attracted hundreds of ama teur camera fans and resulted in 824 pictures being submitted to the judges. An actual count showed that more than 50 per cent of the winning (See CONTEST, Page B-3.) It Is Always Beautiful in WOODMOOR Perfectly Planned Community Nature has done for Woodmoor what no human art can do—and has been most lavish in her pic turesqueness. And we have built Homes to exactly fit into this won derful environment—Homes that are the UTMOST in design, con struction and equipment. $8,450 ,0 $11,750 Terms to Pit Your Budget. Everything ready tor living—and every community need—schools, stores, etc., handy by—and you are only 20 minutes from downtown. You will stop looking after you see Woodmoor Out 16th St. or Ga. Ave. to Colesville Road, thence straight to Woodmoor. adjoining Indian Spring Golf Course. Open every day and evening, including Sun day to 9 p.m. Moss Realty Company Met. Tower Building Shep. 1776 4517 NEW HOME SENSATION $7,450 $400 Cosh $55 Month 4 BERKLEY STREET Nothing like it ot the price! Every Modern Convenience! See This and You Will Agree! Open Saturday and Sunday To reach: Out Massachusetts ave. to Western ave. right on Western ave. 3 blocks to Berkley jt„ left Vi block to nome* OWNER New home of Sumner C. Taft at €210 Sligo Mill road N.W., Hampshire Hills, which teas pur chased from Simmons Properties, builders. —Star Staff Photos'. THEATER AND 6 STORES FOR 1311-35 H ST. N.E. Atlas to Afford Patrons 1,000 Seats—Present Buildings Are Being Demolished. Buildings at 1311-35 H street N.E. are now being demolished to make way for a modem motion picture the ater and six stores, it was announced today. The theater, to be known as the Atlas, will contain about 1,000 seats. The development will be one of the largest of its kind in that sec tion of the city. The new buildings will be erected by Skinker & Garrett. They will cover a lot with a frontage of 183 feet on H street, and a depth of 175 feet. The buildings involve an in Build and Save $9,950 3 bedrooms, 2 tile baths with . showers, finished third floor, insulated. Large living and dining rooms. Electric kitchen. Breakfast nook. Automatic heat. Shades, screens, weather strips. Brick construction, slate roof. Plans and specifications avail able. Responsible builder. F. H. A. will lend $8,500. Dial Clev. 6614—Em. 0562, Ask for C. J. Measell BEATFWcmUES Restricted community. Solid brick, poured concrete basements, steel case ments. slate roofs, electric kitchens, tile baths, rock wool Insulation. Auto matic oil air conditioning at slight extra cost. Approved for F. H. A. in sured loans. ✓ TO REACH: Drive out to ISth end S Streets N.E. Continue alono Bennine Road juit over the Anaeostia Rivet Bridge. Or take the Kenilworth ot District Line street car direct to River ■"»trace. vestment of $300,000. The theater was designed by John J. Zink of Baltimore. Shannon & Luchs Co., who sold the site to the present owners, Fred S. Kogod and Max Burka, have been appointed leasing agents. Presenting a beautiful new home in Kilmarock, a duplication (with im provements) of our Silver Star Home opened last August and sold the first day. 119 Anne St. Prom the moment you enter this lovely home you are im pressed with its many satisfying features. MODERATELY PRICED for a home of such high quality. Gregory B. Mason Co. Owners and Builders —To Reach— Out ISth St. and continue on Pinev Branch Road to Takoma Park, fol Carrol Ave. two blocks past Washington Sanitarium to signs Klljif AROCK. Open Daily and Sunday. Investment Bldg. Dl. 6092 ONLY 85.950 ONLY This home, in perfect condition, has a front porch and glass en closed rear porch. Two large bed rooms. bath and sleeping porch. Frigidaire. Close to public and parochial schools and transporta tion. 5217 5th Street N.W. Open Sunday, 11 to 6 F. ELIOT MIDDLETON. 205 Investment Bide. MEt. 2827 GEORGETOWN ft 3346 RESERVOIR RD. Corner home, occupied less than a year. Designed and built by outstanding men. Detached, 100% jnsulatdd all brick, Williamsburg Colonial; center hall; 10 rooms, 3 baths, including maid's room and bath, recreation room, study. Au tomatic heat and refrigeration, Small, formal garden. House is constructed of finest materials and built to stay. Opposite Alexander Kirke estate. Heated and vacant. OPEN TODAY 3 TO 6 SUNDAY 11 TO 6 BOSS b PHELPS REALTORS One of The Attractive New Homes in WESTBORO Several Homes Already Sold 4607 Harling Lane—Bethesda, Md. Also See Exhibit Home, 4614 Chase Aye. Furnished by Hilda Miller This new group of homes adds prestige to the distinguished development WESTBORO. Of individual design, as are all Westboro homes, these new residences present an unusual opportunity to the family seeking fine environ ment and the most modern conveniences in a new home. Of ample size, and located on lots of spacious proportions, these homes bring modern luxury living into the moderate price held. We do not believe you will find anything com parable to them in location, size, equipment, quality and price. COMPARE VALVES! „p If you’re lookint for value—see these new - WESTBORO homes, then compare! We • don’t believe you’ll And any homes that equal them in quality and location at any thing near their price. * Open Daily and Sunday to 10 P.M. TO INSPECT: Out Wit. Ave. t blocks past Bank ot Btthetda on Xockville Bike to Chase Ave., right on CAaie Ave. to hornet 1420 K St. 01.1311 . Mr. and Mrs. C. Verne Bowen have acquired this new home at 111 Northbrook lane, Bethesda, Md., from A. J. Dinger, Inc., builders. The house was sold by Brane & Brane. «• F.H.A. DEALS IN D.C. DOUBLE IN VOLUME Director Compares Showing in City Since Amendments With Year Ago. 1 The volume of business transacted by the District of Columbia office of the Federal Housing Administration since the passage of new amendments to the National Housinc Act, February 3, has more than doubled the volume for the same period last year. H. H. Dearing, director for the District of Columbia, announced today. During the month of February and the first three Weeks of March this year, the District of Columbia office handled a total of 425 applications for insurance amounting to $2,503,400. During the same period in 1937 the District office handled 178 ap Sensational Studio Home 125 Ingraham Street N.W. TOP VALUE IN THE LOW PRICE FIELD A HOME designed for the ut most in livability—with spaci ous rooms—modern appointments and ultra modern eouipment to pro vide new luxury. Six large, com fortable rooms. •’ complete baths recreation room with fireplace and paneled walls completely equipped kitchen, front and rear porches. Stairway opens on both living and dining rooms. At its sensationally low price this big home is the out standng value on today s market. Bryant Air-Conditioned Built by Douglass Const. Co. Furnished by Hutchison’s, Inc. To Reach: Drive out New Hamp shire Are. N.W. and turn le/t. 1515 K Street District 3100 New 10-Point *6ungalow f In the Heart of SILVER SPRING New F. H. A. Financing $6 875 ■ * 10 Points I • Automatic heat • 5 large rooms • Large modern kitchen • Furred walls. • Full tiled bath and shower • Full basement; attic • Open fireplace • Large porch • Weather-stripped and screened • Convenient to stores, schools. . churches and transportation $775 Cosh, $51.50 Mo. Including Taxes and Insurance. Exhibit Horno 705 GIST AVE. Open to 8 P.M. Directions: Out Georgia Ave. to Sligo Ave. [Ant street past B. At O. viaduct), right on Sligo Ave. two blocks to Chesapeake Ave., bear right on Chesapeake Ave. to Takqma Ave.. right to home. Springlown Inc. •453 Hugh Worren, Pres. Van licatlons amounting to $1,019,000. The largest week's business since the beginning of the Housing Admin istration’s program was also announced by Mr. Dearing for the week ending March 25 when the District office handled 113 cases amounting to $653, 000. "The splendid co-operation given this office by local lending institutions is reflected in the volume of business which is being presented for approval to the District office,” Mr. Dearing said. "Our local financial institutions are certainly to be commended for the enthusiasm and efficiency which they show in co-operating with our program.” A New Group of Detached Bricks in Chevy Chase, D. C. *9,450 4314 ElUcott St* N.W. These large six-room homes are well planned and honestly built. Special features: first floor lavatory, automatic heat, furred walls, insulation. Colonial front porch, detached garage, ultramodern kitchen. Drive out Wisconsin Ave. to Elli cott St. and turn left to homes. Phillips & Canbv, Inc. NA. 4600 1012 15th*St. N.W. MONTH’S BUILDING OUTSIDE NEW YORK IS UP28PER CENT Drop for Entire Country Is Shown, However, by Labor Survey. WASHINGTON IS SECOND IN FEBRUARY VOLUME New Residential Construction for Most of Nation Takes Upward Jump. Valuations of building permits Issued in February, outside of New York City, were 28 per cent larger than January, Secretary Frances Perkins said today in announcing results of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Nation-wide survey. In New York City there was a marked decline in building. Miss Perkins explained the volume of new building in New York had been unusually heavy in December and January due to the new building code which became effective in the city the (See PERMITS7Page~B^3Tj Compare This Value in WESTWOOD 4460 Dexter Rd. On Beautiful Dexter Circle New detached brick; 7 rooms, 2 baths, 1st floor den and lava tory, large attic, air-conditoned, 2-car garage, screened porch. Recreation room, maid’s room and bath. Large wooded lot. Mast. Ave. to Cathedral Ave. to ■lith St. Lett on Hth St.. S block* to Dexter Road. An Excellent Investment 2-Family Detached Home 865 Van Buren St. N.W. Just off Georgia Ave., close to schools, transportation and stores, this lovely 2-story dwelling with detached brick garage Is bein* of fered for immediate sale at only $9,950 (First Floor) Large living room with open fire place. dining room, spacious kitchen with refrigerator, two bedrooms with ample closets and tiled bath. Stone front porch and rear porch enclosed In glass. (Second Floor) With three nice sized rooms. 3 ex ceptionally large closets, kitchen with refrigerator. Newlv papered throughout: floors reflni9hed, and house in excellent condition. NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION Daily Until 9 P. M. CAFR/TZ 1404 K St. N.W. DIs. 1080 ingomar71st. n.w. $13,950 CHEVY CHASE, D. C. TRULY A BEAUTIFUL HOME IN MOST CONVENIENT SECTION A lovely detached Colonial, on one of the prettiest streets in this beautiful section, just one square west of Connecticut Avenue. There are four bedrooms and two complete baths on the second floor; maid's room and bath on third floor. The first-floor plan is very attractive—large living room with fireplace, dining room, pantry, kitchen and very large summer porch. Garage, electric re frigeration and outomotic heat. Entire property in excellent condition. Within a few squares of ele mentary, junior and senior high schools. OPEN SUNDAY 11 TO 6 BOSS & PHELPS REALTORS First Presentation Beauty and Practicability effectively com* bined in this new Cooley Bros. Home. CHEVY CHASE GARDENS An E$tabliihtd Community 4704 De Russey Parkway A LOVELY, roomy, new center-hall Colonial home, 2-story and attic, all brick. Three big bedrooms and 2 baths. Open fireplace in living room. Cozy break fast room. Home completely insulated, caulked, screened and weather-stripped. Large, landscaped lot. Attached garage. Well worth your inspection. MODERATELY PRICED Open Daily and Sunday to 9 P.M. Bryant Air-Conditioned To Reach: Drive out Wiicontirt Ate. a eft M.ii.UU«k«> Tower Bid*. NA. 9249 .