Art Deco Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

Art Deco can be looked at in a myriad of ways, from a distinctive design movement that flourished during the early 20th century to a bygone era of style and glamor. When it comes to historic homes in the Washington D.C. Metro area, the term is most closely linked to buildings that have gone condo in specific pockets of the city itself. This isn't to say that there are no Deco single-family homes or that the design principles never moved across the Potomac to Maryland and Virginia. Indeed, you can find examples in a number of metropolitan locales.

The Art Deco movement itself is generally regarded as beginning in France during the early 1920's before spreading out internationally. Early exposure in the United States was often a function of visual entertainment – Hollywood film set designers seized on the clean classic lines as a means to define an era of sophistication and upwardly mobile lifestyles. Film musicals were especially influenced by the design and it wasn't long before movie theaters themselves were embracing the look. It wasn't only cinema of course. The Deco movement along with subsets such as Streamline Moderne influenced commercial structures, government buildings, hotels, apartments and single-family dwellings. But what about Washington D.C. Metro? To learn more about Art Deco style homes in Washington DC Metro area, contact us today!

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4301 Military Rd Nw #705

WASHINGTON, DC
$995,000

MLS#: DC9905034
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1318 Sqft
Residential

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5612 Greentree Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$850,000

MLS#: MC9869621
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2128 Sqft, 0.16 Acres
Residential

4000 Cathedral Ave Nw #334/335-b

WASHINGTON, DC
$825,000

MLS#: DC9899578
2 Bed, 2 Bath
2000 Sqft
Residential

1312 Massachusetts Ave Nw #509

WASHINGTON, DC
$775,000

MLS#: DC9922440
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1096 Sqft
Residential

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3900 Cathedral Ave Nw #804a

WASHINGTON, DC
$760,000

MLS#: DC9895244
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1600 Sqft
Residential

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11990 Market St #215

RESTON, VA
$699,000

MLS#: FX9820455
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1619 Sqft
Residential

155 Potomac Passage #419

OXON HILL, MD
$695,000

MLS#: PG9909972
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1412 Sqft
Residential

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3031 Sedgwick St Nw #102-e

WASHINGTON, DC
$549,000

MLS#: DC9928760
2 Bed, 1½ Bath

Residential

1727 R St Nw #101

WASHINGTON, DC
$540,000

MLS#: DC9908164
2 Bed, 2 Bath
899 Sqft
Residential

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10642 Ashby Pl

FAIRFAX, VA
$539,900

MLS#: FC9898843
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2250 Sqft, 0.16 Acres
Residential

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1117 10th St Nw #806

WASHINGTON, DC
$454,900

MLS#: DC9861579
1 Bed, 1 Bath
818 Sqft
Residential

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426 18th St Ne #1

WASHINGTON, DC
$379,950

MLS#: DC9926493
2 Bed, 2 Bath
725 Sqft
Residential

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1527 Park Rd Nw #202

WASHINGTON, DC
$360,000

MLS#: DC9926365
1 Bed, 1 Bath
596 Sqft
Residential

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20402040 Belmont Rd Nw #109

WASHINGTON, DC
$339,000

MLS#: DC9860214
1 Bed, 1 Bath
660 Sqft
Residential

2440 16th St Nw #309

WASHINGTON, DC
$339,000

MLS#: DC9891102
1 Bed, 1 Bath
642 Sqft
Residential

 

Art Deco Style Homes in Washington DC In a part of the county heavily geared toward traditional design, the Art Deco appetite was somewhat niche. Nonetheless, there are a number of representative structures built over span of time. One of the earliest examples is Capitol Vista, a 16-unit boutique condo conversion of a classic 1921 Deco building. On a larger scale, Woodley Park Towers has long been considered one of the nation's most distinguished addresses. Recent sales prices at this grand old building have ranged from $299,000 all the way to $1.370 million. Bringing yet another flavor is the New Plaza in Logan Circle, built in 1937 and converted to condos in 2006. This unusually-shaped structure melds Victorian and Deco influences and features a triangular inner courtyard.

The World War II era brought a number of evolving variations. Davis Place is a 26-unit late Deco/Moderne building constructed in 1940. The Bernard is a 20-unit building first delivered in 1942 with a major redesign in 2011. Located in Glover Park, the Bernard offers a stark integration of Deco and modern design with striking steel, wood and tile interiors. Recent sales prices have ranged from $249,900 to $345,959. Deco design continues to influence new construction as well, including The Rutherford, an eight-story, 59-unit contemporary Deco building in Logan Circle, delivered to market in 2005.

Unfortunately, classic examples of Art Deco architecture are lost each year around the world. Historians and preservationists are fighting an uphill battle against the ravages of time and new development. In 2012, the Del Rey Historic Preservation Conference hosted Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Styles in Alexandria, drawing attention to noted buildings such as GW Middle School built in 1934 and the Virginia Public Service Company Building at 117 S. Washington Street, designed in 1930 by Frank D. Chase. Deco and Moderne are also often associated with Bauhaus and Cubism, as all were styles that stemmed from the evolving modern age.

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Listing information last updated on April 29th, 2017 at 3:04pm EDT.