4735 Rodman Street NW

Spring Valley
Washington, DC
Single-Family Development

Project Architect: GTM Architects
Project Design: MMg
Projected Completion: Q3 2023


4735 Rodman Street, NW, is a meticulously restored and renovated home by Murillo / Malnati Homes and designed by GTM Architects in the Spring Valley neighborhood.  This impressive traditional home is set on a beautiful corner lot surrounded by nature.  The home features 4,594 SF of finished space on three levels and it includes a detached 2-car garage.

As you step inside, you are greeted by a welcoming double height stair and foyer which seamlessly connects the main living areas, providing a sense of spaciousness. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is equipped with a stainless-steel Bosch appliance package, custom cabinetry, and honed quartz counters. The kitchen features an open breakfast bar, large pantry, and overlooks the dining room. With an ideal blend of design and functionality, this kitchen is perfect for both intimate family meals and entertainment.

The stylish dining room features large windows and abundant natural light. On the other side of the foyer is the expansive family room with a cozy woodburning fireplace. The main level also offers a private sun-filled home office, wet bar, a large pantry and a powder room off the rear hall which connects the kitchen to the living/family room.  The custom mudroom offers ample storage and access to both patio/garden areas.

The second-floor features four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The master suite is a sanctuary of indulgence, boasting a spacious bedroom with vaulted ceilings and two generously sized walk-in closets, as well as a luxurious en-suite bathroom with dual vanities, walk-in shower equipped with rain shower, handheld shower spray, built in bench and niches for storage. The additional bedrooms are well-appointed, one with its own en-suite bathroom and two sharing the spacious hall bath.

The lower level features a full guest suite including an additional bedroom with an en-suite bath, a powder room off the recreation room, a large, carpeted entertainment room and the laundry room.  The lower level can be accessed privately by means of a separate entrance.

The lower level showcases high ceilings throughout, a fitness room and an au-pair suite. There is also an expansive entertainment room with wet bar and powder room, wine room plus extra storage room and a full laundry facility with washer/dryer and ample cabinet storage on this level.

The outdoor gardens space are a true oasis.  Completely fenced-in, with two patios, a deck off the mudroom and two spacious flat grassy areas, creating the ultimate setting for outdoor gatherings and leisurely or active time outside. The detached garage has been fully renovated and a new parking space has been created in the expanded driveway.  The garage and parking area allows parking for up to three cars.  The garage includes an electric car charging station.


The neighborhood was the flagship development of the W.C. and A.N. Miller Companies, which sold its first homes in the subdivision in 1928 and built and sold homes there over the next 80 years. Much of the land was formerly owned by American University. In 1917 the federal government established a weapons testing facility on land leased from the university, and the U.S. Army established Camp Leach to produce and test chemical weapons there, including mustard gas components, lewisite, and arsenic. The Army closed down the facility after World War I, and the university sold off the property for development.

Spring Valley’s residents include notable media personalities (e.g., Ann Compton, Jim Vance), lawyers (e.g., United States Attorney General Eric Holder, Brendan Sullivan), politicians, corporate officers, and other members of elite Washington society (e.g., Washington Nationals principal owners Ed Cohen and Debra Cohen). After the Second World War, General of the Army Omar Bradley moved to a house on Indian Lane. As a Senator and then Vice President, Richard Nixon lived on Tilden St. 1951–1957; his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, after becoming Vice President under John F. Kennedy, purchased a three-story mansion named Les Ormes (The Elms) along 52nd Street NW that had previously been the home of socialite and ambassador Perle Mesta. George H. W. Bush also lived in the neighborhood prior to his White House years. Presently it is the residence of the ambassador of Algeria. Warren Buffett and sister Doris Buffett lived on 49th Street during their years attending Wilson High School.

The neighborhood is bounded by Nebraska Avenue and Loughboro Road to its south, Dalecarlia Parkway to its west, and Massachusetts Avenue to its northeast; Dalecarlia and Mass. Ave. converge at Westmoreland Circle, on the Maryland border.

Massachusetts Avenue is the main commercial corridor serving the area. Neighborhood landmarks include the main campus of American University and the Wesley Theological Seminary, at 4400 and 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW respectively. The former Washington College of Law campus at 4801 and 4910 Massachusetts Avenue is also here, although the institution has since moved to nearby Tenleytown. Paradoxically, the neighborhood to the northeast is called American University Park, even though the bulk of the main campus is located in Spring Valley. Several embassy residences are located in the neighborhood, including the ambassador’s houses of South Korea, Canada, Croatia, Mexico, Bahrain, Qatar, Uganda, Chile, Luxembourg, Algeria and Yemen.


  • Architectural design by GTM Architects
  • Covered front entry
  • Chef’s kitchen with stainless Bosch appliance package, honed quartz counters, slab backsplash and breakfast bar
  • Custom shaker cabinetry
  • Large pantry with custom Elfa® shelving
  • Wood burning fireplace in the living room
  • Wide plank Porcelanosa white oak wood floors throughout
  • Primary Suite with 12’ vaulted ceilings and dual walk-in closets
  • Primary Bath with dual vanities, large walk-in shower, radiant-heated Porcelanosa flooring, and spa-like shower
  • Designer vanities and Kohler bath fixtures throughout
  • Elfa® organization systems in all closets
  • Designer lighting fixtures and recessed lighting throughout
  • Pre-wired for speakers throughout
  • Completely new multi-zoned central air conditioning and heating
  • Security & alarm system with motion detectors
  • Elegant crown moldings & trim throughout
  • Bedroom and full bath on lower level, with private entrance
  • Basement laundry center with side-by-side washer/dryer and farmhouse sink
  • Private, fenced-in rear yard with large, flat grassy area
  • Azek and TimberTech deck
  • Two porcelain paver patios
  • Landscaping by DC Gardens
  • Easy and quick access to downtown DC, Maryland and Virginia