Contemporary Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

What exactly defines a contemporary home in Washington Metro? Websters Dictionary describes contemporary as being of the moment so wouldn't that mean that any home is contemporary at the time of construction? If so, when does a home's contemporary designation expire? In the most general of ways, contemporary architecture can be regarded as homes built since World War II with design elements that are different from other traditional styles. On the other hand, adding the term to traditional styles has also become a popular hook, i.e. Contemporary Craftsman. The term is also often combined with Modern or Mid-Century. For more information about contemporary style homes in Washington DC Metro area, take a look at the home listings below:

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2666 Chain Bridge Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$9,825,000

MLS#: DCDC446492
8 Bed, 9 Bath
6837 Sqft, 1.86 Acres
Residential

681 Chain Bridge Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$8,900,000

MLS#: VAFX1094992
6 Bed, 8½ Bath
17800 Sqft, 1.41 Acres
Residential

12820 River Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$7,500,000

MLS#: MDMC671682
7 Bed, 8½ Bath
10055 Sqft, 6.02 Acres
Residential

5630 Wisconsin Ave Ave #1403

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$6,700,000

MLS#: MDMC100243
3 Bed, 4½ Bath
5086 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX100160

701 Bulls Neck Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$6,450,000

MLS#: VAFX100160
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
2349 Sqft, 5.17 Acres
Residential

6122 Franklin Park Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$5,688,990

MLS#: VAFX1093736
7 Bed, 7 Bath
10400 Sqft, 0.65 Acres
Residential

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2610 30th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$5,475,000

MLS#: DCDC444074
6 Bed, 7 Bath
6194 Sqft, 0.27 Acres
Residential

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300 South Union St #residence 1-501

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$5,095,000

MLS#: 1005610680
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2769 Sqft
Residential

7710 Georgetown Pike

MCLEAN, VA
$4,800,000

MLS#: VAFX1052168
7 Bed, 5 Bath
4377 Sqft, 9.86 Acres
Residential

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1055 Wisconsin Ave Nw #2w

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,750,000

MLS#: DCDC423230
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3446 Sqft
Residential

300 South Union St #residence 1-303

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$4,495,000

MLS#: VAAX239698
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2885 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DCDC423898

4101 Linnean Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,395,000

MLS#: DCDC423898
7 Bed, 8 Bath
9800 Sqft, 0.53 Acres
Residential

1335 Ballantrae Ln

MCLEAN, VA
$4,310,000

MLS#: VAFX1068150
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
12024 Sqft, 2.42 Acres
Residential

7423 Hampden Ln

BETHESDA, MD
$4,200,000

MLS#: MDMC683846
5 Bed, 5 Bath
6710 Sqft, 0.29 Acres
Residential

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1308 Rockland Ter

MCLEAN, VA
$4,147,000

MLS#: VAFX1100646
5 Bed, 6½ Bath
2 Sqft, 0.51 Acres
Residential

 

Contemporary Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area Perhaps the simplest way to categorize contemporary homes in Washington Metro is to focus on those capturing a certain sense of style and possessing elements of modern design. Contemporary homes can seem sophisticated, imbued with an innate sense of cool, they may be built from glass and steel, brick, stucco, wood or recycled materials such as railroad freight containers. Contemporary homes can be low-slug or tall with balconies and room sections jutting out every which way. They often feature lots of right angles and clean lines. Above all, they look like they belong on the cover of a magazine.

When we think of contemporary homes it's often in the sense of million-dollar single-family dwellings but that doesn't have to be the case. Condo buildings, townhouses and mixed-used development projects are increasingly displaying distinct contemporary looks. From downtown DC to Clarendon-Courthouse in Arlington, new contemporary trends in multi-unit housing are making waves. Once again, we come to realization that the term is is not necessarily one style unto itself but a larger categorization for fresh design that feels of the moment even when incorporating influences from the past.

Robert Gurney, David Jameson, Mark McInturff and Barnes Vanze are some of the most prominent names in Washington Metro contemporary design. When it comes to the emerging “new old house” design movement, Russell Versaci is known for using classic styles to create new custom homes. While contemporary homes can be found in many parts of the greater metropolitan area, they are often associated with affluent suburbs such as Alexandria, Berkley in DC, Bethesda and Potomac in Maryland and McLean and Great Falls in Virginia. As with all homes for sale, there is a wide range of prices with the top end climbing high into seven-figure territory.

 

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Listing information last updated on December 9th, 2019 at 8:15am EST.