Built for General Winfield Scott, the Scott-Grant House is an 1850s brick mansion which was rumored to have served as the ‘Summer White House’ for President Ulysses S. Grant. The estate is located in the Georgetown Historic District and is amongst the most historically significant structures in Washington, D.C. remaining in private ownership. The Scott-Grant house is individually listed as a District of Columbia, Category II Landmark.
We designed an extensive modernization of services and utilities while maintaining the original character of this historic 19th century residence. Our work also included also included the reassembly of parcels previously subdivided from the original estate, and the master planning for future restoration of the gardens and grounds.
New heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, communication and security systems were installed throughout the house with little visual impact. Original historic moldings and trim were restored where they remained and replaced where they were missing. The completed renovation of the Scott-Grant House received approvals from the Old Georgetown Board of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Mayor’s Historic Preservation Review Board. Our renovation design also conformed to the Historic Preservation Guidelines of the Secretary of the Interior and was approved upon completion.