Monroe Development Corporation, a Gosnell Family Company, built some of Metropolitan Washington’s finest homes on Country Club Drive in Bethesda, Maryland. The “Persimmon Tree” development, located adjacent to the rolling fairways of Congressional Country Club, includes 31 custom residences built by award winning 3rd generation builder Griff Gosnell. Specializing in classic early American architecture, Monroe delivered homes with an uncompromising attention to design excellence.
Historic Low-Cost Housing
Owned and built by Clarence W. Gosnell in 1936, the Harrison Street Flats included ten two-story brick and stucco buildings each with four apartment units, referred to later as the “four-family housing model.” A model that grew to exemplify post-Depression Era housing, the Harrison Flats and several others built by Gosnell, solved a growing need for reasonably priced housing as the shortage of affordable housing was a critical planning concern during the post Depression and post War era. Historically significant because the Harrison Flats give insight into how Washington D.C. addressed this challenge. Among other reasons, the Historic Preservation Office recommend designation of the Harrison Street Flats a historic landmark in the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites.
Clarksburg Development Underway
Members of the 3rd generation are leading a 10.2-acre property development in Clarksburg, MD located in northern Montgomery County, Maryland. The proposed development consists of 87,500 square feet of employment uses and 8,220 square feet of retail uses, including a hotel, 2 bank pad sites, a gas station and a quick mart.