NW Quadrant, West of Rock Creek, Cleveland Park, Asian/Pacific Islander, Diplomats, Also of Interest

Triloki Nath Kaul
(1913 - January 16, 2000)

The Homestead, 2700 Macomb St NW, Cleveland Park neighborhood, DC.

Born in 1913 in Baramulla, Kashmir, and educated at the universities of Punjab, Allahabad and King's College London, Kaul joined the Indian Civil Service in 1939 and later the Indian Foreign Service in 1947. He served as Indian Ambassador to the Soviet Union, US, and Iran, as well as being Deputy High Commissioner and acting High Commissioner to the UK, and Foreign Secretary to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Kaul was also the Vice-Chairman of the Indian unit of the UNESCO and Chairman of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Besides his diplomatic career, he lectured widely on international peace and security issues at various universities all over the world.

Kaul was the author of Recollections and Reflections (1978), Life in a Himalayan Hamlet (1982), My Years through Raj and Swaraj (1993), and A Diplomat’s Diary (1947-1999 and 2000). He lived in DC from 1973 to 1976 while serving as Indian Ambassador to the United States.


Also home of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.

Architect: Frederick B. Pyle
Year: 1914
Also known as La Quinta, The Homestead was the last major architect-designed country house built in the then-suburb of Cleveland Park. In 1930, the house was enlarged and refurbished as a Georgian-style mansion. In 1945, the government of India purchased it as an Ambassadorial residence.