Washington DC Modern Real Estate for Sale

It’s easy to think of Washington DC as an old city with old architecture but there’s also a notable market for modern real estate. This isn’t exactly a new trend – modernism as a movement came into being during the 1920’s and 30’s, typified by lots of angles and reflecting the emergence of technology and its influence on design. In DC, architecture was still very much driven by traditional European influences and modern design didn’t come fully into its own until the post-WWII period, often referred to as the mid-century modern era. During the 1960’s and 70’s, commercial development played a significant role in the evolving landscape, including Edward Durell Stone’s design work for the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in 1971 and Italian architect Luigi Moretti’s distinctively modern Watergate complex, built from 1963-1971. For more information about Washington DC modern real estate for sale, click on the available 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

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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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1055 Wisconsin Ave Nw #2w

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,750,000

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

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4101 Linnean Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,395,000

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

2501 M St Nw #502

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,048,000

MLS#: DCDC444996
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2081 Sqft
Residential

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45 Sutton Sq Sw #408

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,998,000

MLS#: DCDC440720
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2507 Sqft
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

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4901 Klingle St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,945,000

MLS#: DCDC446310
7 Bed, 7 Bath
6971 Sqft, 0.19 Acres
Residential

5624 Sherier Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,850,000

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

935 26th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,799,000

MLS#: DCDC448632
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3720 Sqft, 0.05 Acres
Residential

3111 44th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,795,000

MLS#: DCDC449338
5 Bed, 6 Bath
4275 Sqft, 0.15 Acres
Residential

2501 M St Nw #t10

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,723,000

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

1111 24th St Nw #3a

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,625,000

MLS#: 1001889262
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2385 Sqft
Residential

 

Washington DC Modern Real Estate For Sale Today, modern influences are evident in Washington DC real estate in many ways. There has been a continuing trend in commercial development to meld historical architecture such as Victorian and various of the revival movements, will modern glass and steel elements. This is evident along the U-Street corridor, NoMa, H-Street, at the Navy Yard and Capitol Waterfront, and in many other neighborhoods. Modern influences are even more prevalent when it comes to interior design, it’s common to see row houses that are faithfully restored on the outside and completely transformed inside where the narrow confines and lack of windows on two sides can present challenges.

When it comes to modern detached single family homes, they can be found from urban to outlying neighborhoods. Dupont Circle, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Kalorama, Glen Echo and Kent are all known for having a number of contemporary and modern homes. Among the numerous DC architects known for modern influences are Robert Gurney, Christian Zapatka, Janet Bloomberg and Richard Loosle-Ortega at KUBE, and David Jameson whose bold and innovative work is much in demand. Jameson says that his firm never does the same thing twice.

It’s difficult to assess average price ranges for Washington DC modern real estate, but it’s safe to say that top design firms and glass-walled homes don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand with entry-level buyers. One thing that could conceivably meld modern design with cost-conscious housing would be the advent of micro-housing. City planners, developers and architects are studying the feasibility for buildings that would feature small units of around 250-300 square feet. This is a developing trend that is still in its formative stages in various parts of the country and abroad. If it becomes a reality in DC, it would mean the possibility for reduced costs and maximized functionality.

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Listing information last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 2:31am EST.