Split Level Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

Split Level homes in Washington Metro rode a wave of popularity from the 1950's through the early 80's and have recently begun to find favor again. These homes are sometimes referred to as bi-level or tri-level homes and can also get lumped together with split-foyer homes. The most obvious commonality is the entry way – the front door can lead to a foyer or landing with a short set of stairs leading up to the next floor and an equally short set of stairs leading down to a finished basement. There are also many cases of the entrance leading into one part of a home with remainder stacking a half-story up or down. In the case of tri-level homes, the entry opens onto a main floor with stairs leading up to bedrooms as well as stairs leading down to a finished basement. For more information about split level style homes in Washington DC Metro area, call us today!

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Photo of Listing #1000112220

9211 Harrington Dr N


MLS#: 1000112220
6 Bed, 6 Bath
4273 Sqft, 2.8 Acres

Photo of Listing #MDMC664152

9927 Carter Rd


MLS#: MDMC664152
4 Bed, 5 Bath
5085 Sqft, 0.48 Acres

Photo of Listing #DCDC446472

2960 Garfield Ter Nw


MLS#: DCDC446472
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3618 Sqft, 0.21 Acres

Photo of Listing #VAFX1095350

6826 Wemberly Way


MLS#: VAFX1095350
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2016 Sqft, 0.52 Acres

Photo of Listing #VAFX999210

1325 Cordelia Ct


MLS#: VAFX999210
6 Bed, 3½ Bath
3500 Sqft, 0.4 Acres

Photo of Listing #VAFX1086624

6213 Waterway Dr


MLS#: VAFX1086624
4 Bed, 4 Bath
2127 Sqft, 0.56 Acres

Photo of Listing #VAFX1080990

1434 Carrington Ln


MLS#: VAFX1080990
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3766 Sqft, 1.32 Acres

Photo of Listing #MDMC634558

8508 Ewing Dr


MLS#: MDMC634558
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
4106 Sqft, 0.25 Acres

9912 Holmhurst Rd


MLS#: MDMC650522
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3500 Sqft, 0.25 Acres

Photo of Listing #DCDC428654

4401 Sedgwick St Nw


MLS#: DCDC428654
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3454 Sqft, 0.17 Acres

7606 Honeywell Ln


MLS#: MDMC681168
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3331 Sqft, 0.26 Acres

1913 Foxhall Rd


MLS#: VAFX1092202
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2648 Sqft, 0.27 Acres

Photo of Listing #VAFX1094402

7413 Admiral Dr


MLS#: VAFX1094402
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2730 Sqft, 0.37 Acres

1309 Altamira Ct


MLS#: VAFX1092414
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1940 Sqft, 1.03 Acres

Photo of Listing #MDMC678496

5114 Dalecarlia Dr


MLS#: MDMC678496
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2857 Sqft, 0.27 Acres


Split Level Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaCompared to longstanding traditional Washington metropolitan styles, split level homes represent a fairly short-lived modern phenomenon. Yet, they account for a large percentage of the real estate inventory. On any given day for example, you'll find as many split level home listings spread out over the greater Metro area as Federal, Victorian and Craftsman combined. They can't stand up to Colonial of course – nothing can. Still, the numbers are a bit staggering and it begs the question why? The answer lies in the post-war boom – the 1950's ushered in a growing economy, a population explosion and a move from urban centers to the suburbs including a commuter-driven lifestyle. Split level homes came at just the right time, catching a wave of popularity and offering more square footage than their contemporaries, the Rambler homes.

So are all split level homes specific to Washington Metro's outlying suburbs? Not exactly but you will find the bulk of them in areas of post-war growth. Split levels show up in DC listings but are much more prevalent in Maryland and Northern Virginia. They tend to be among the more affordable homes in the area but there's certainly a high end to the style as well. Browse the current listings and you'll find pricey split level homes in affluent neighborhoods such as Bethesda and Chevy Chase in Maryland, Great Falls and McLean in Virginia, and American University Park and Forest Hills in Washington DC. Still, the bread and butter split levels are often found in the low-to-mid six figure range, throughout popular communities such as Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Dollar in Maryland and numerous neighborhoods throughout Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia. 

Do all split level homes look the same? Not at all. There are basic categories such front-split, side-split, stacked-split and split-ranch, as well as variations melding other architectural influences including Colonial or Dutch. Many of the split foyer homes are built on a slope, presenting one floor to the front and two levels at the back. There are a number of different window designs and garages can often include second story living space. Interior design is another of the genre's much-debated topics with many new owners seeking to open up floor plans for a better flow, especially from rear corner kitchens into larger living areas. Once dated reminders of a short-lived era in American pop culture, split level homes are once again being talked about as part of a new revival trend of mid-20th century design. Or to put it another way, Brady Bunch homes are hip again.


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Listing information last updated on October 21st, 2019 at 3:06pm EDT.