Washington DC Contemporary Homes

While modern design is reflective of specific elements, contemporary homes in Washington DC generally mean newer. It’s something of a sliding scale as the term contemporary usually describes that which is in vogue or establishes a trend in the present. In DC, contemporary homes are generally regarded as those built after World War II, and not falling into older established architectural styles such as Victorian, Colonial, Tudor or Cape Cod. Sound simple enough? Not really – search hard enough and you’ll probably find a listing for a “contemporary Colonial.”

Contemporary Homes

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2900 K St Nw #601

WASHINGTON, DC
$8,950,000

MLS#: 1000482356
4 Bed, 5 Bath
6000 Sqft
Residential

4101 Linnean Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,495,000

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

912 F St Nw #905

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,250,000

MLS#: DCDC434564
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
3932 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

3564 Alton Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,900

MLS#: DCDC436654
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
5678 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

3566 Alton Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,900

MLS#: DCDC436660
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
5678 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

1111 24th St Nw #96

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,000

MLS#: DCDC419380
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2415 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DCDC403238

925 H St Nw #1103

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,950,000

MLS#: DCDC403238
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1720 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

5624 Sherier Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,850,000

MLS#: DCDC310504
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
5150 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

2501 M St Nw #503

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,798,000

MLS#: DCDC434842
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2245 Sqft
Residential

2501 M St Nw #t10

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,723,000

MLS#: DCDC434686
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1940 Sqft
Residential

5743 Potomac Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,650,000

MLS#: DCDC425306
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
5068 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

4929 Sherier Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,650,000

MLS#: DCDC433692
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
5104 Sqft, 0.11 Acres
Residential

1111 23rd St Nw #3f

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,290,000

MLS#: DCDC424678
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2648 Sqft, 0.01 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DCDC308168

2510 Virginia Ave Nw #1407-n

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,250,000

MLS#: DCDC308168
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2698 Sqft, 3.89 Acres
Residential

4621 Clark Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,250,000

MLS#: DCDC425780
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
6140 Sqft, 0.09 Acres
Residential

 

Before getting too caught up in periods of time or definitions, let’s agree that someone who is interested in contemporary homes for sale, is probably looking for something fresh and interesting - a home that doesn’t feel old or dated and isn’t like every other house on the block. Washington DC is commonly associated with brick Colonials and Victorian row houses and when contemporary homes come on the market they attract quick attention. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll sell fast however – contemporary homes tend to be in more affluent neighborhoods and by virtue of their individuality, appeal to a smaller segment of the market.

From smooth low-slung white structures to tall, angular glass designs, contemporary homes in Washington DC come in many shapes and sizes. There are homes that are built in and around the trees in Rock Creek Park and strikingly original designs closer to DC’s epicenter, in neighborhoods like Dupont Circle and Massachusetts Avenue Heights. The term contemporary isn’t exclusive to detached single family homes either – there are rowhouses that appear traditional from the front with glass additions to the rear. There are also contemporary mixed-use developments melding trendy boutiques, restaurants and markets with modern open space lofts for living.

Washington DC’s contemporary homes are nothing without their designers of course. Among the many names associated with fresh and innovative architecture are Hugh Jacobsen, Robert Gurney, David Jameson, Dale Overmyer, Alan Dynerman, Cherie Mohr and Richard Foster. Many of DC’s top builders are using eco-friendly materials and concepts. Beside neighborhoods previously mentioned, Georgetown, Kent, the Palisades, Kalorama, Observatory Circle and Forest Hills are all known for having a number of contemporary choices. It’s an exciting time for architecture and evolving trends in the District of Columbia.

 

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Listing information last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 9:30pm EDT.