Coach house comprises a two-story brick building that was originally constructed as a garage between 1907 and 1911. It was historically associated with the adjacent mansion built in 1905, the rear of which is visible in the context photos. Coach house is situated on an alley and a major avenue — Florida Avenue — with a courtyard between the building and the street.
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This house, built in the 1960s, faces south on a wooded lot in Bethesda, Maryland. The Bethesda house had limited and lifeless connections to its site, and a dearth of habitable spaces that adjoined the landscape.