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from Washington Post

Linda Bond’s house


In 1805, Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Martha Custis Peter, and her husband, Thomas Peter established their estate, Tudor Place, in the hills above the port of Georgetown. Its remaining 5.5 acre gardens combine formal, naturalistic and Gardenesque design elements, and are the cumulative work of the Peter family, who occupied the estate for six generations, preserving and altering the grounds as the Federal City grew around them. Learn more at