3800 Kilbourne Road3800 Kilbourne Road
While architecturally significant properties abound in Heathwood, this corner residence ranks among the most compelling. With its steep-pitched roof, prominent cross-gable, and decorative half-timbering, this unique house embodies an expression of the Eclectic movement in architecture commonly labeled “Tudor Revival.” An interesting component of this circa-1928 property, which serves as a visual landmark at the gateway to the areas north and east of the heart of Heathwood, is an original dependency in the northeast corner of the lot.
The prosperity of early Heathwood residents led many families to hire domestic workers, gardeners, and drivers from other Columbia neighborhoods. In some instances, workers were housed in modest dependencies or in over-garage apartments. Often such dependencies, or support buildings, were rendered in a form and style that complemented the larger residence.