|Country Club Hills|
Brumback Realty Company of Clarendon, founded by a father with six sons, was a builder in Country Club Hills, in 1928-29.
Country Club Hills was developed from 126 acres of beautiful hills and wooded land, from the old Civil War era Grunwell estate, and commanded a view of Washington, D.C. One of their architects was A.F. Thelander, who designed and built his own home in Country Club Hills at Rock Spring Drive and Avondale Avenue, facing the Washington Golf and Country Club.
The English Tudor, Colonial, and Spanish style homes combined brick and stone and included two car garages, variegated tile roofs and copper gutters and flashing. The first 15 homes sold for an average of $20,000 in 1929.
The Virginia Room has some photos from Brumback Realty showing tastefully furnished interiors and the distinctive exteriors of homes that are still admired today.
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