About the Cady-Lee

The Cady-Lee is a fully restored 19th-century home on the National Register of Historic Places. This magnificent Queen Anne Victorian, a National Register Historic Property, was built in 1887. It was designed by the prominent turn-of-the-19th-century architect Leon Dessez, who also designed the Admiralty House, now the official residence of the Vice President of the United States. Fully restored between 2000 and 2001 by Frances Phipps, a Takoma Park resident and award-winning restoration expert, the 3-story Cady-Lee has 22 rooms, 50 windows, 7 gables and a turreted sleeping porch. It boasts 12-foot ceilings, carved oak moldings, six original mantels and a Tiffany-style stained glass window on the landing of the two-story oak staircase. It sits on half an acre of land at the Piney Branch Road/Eastern Avenue gateway to the District of Columbia.