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This Week’s Find: A Robert Gurney-Designed Semicircle In Dupont

by Shilpi Paul

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2104 R Street NW, #5

Robert Gurney-designed homes are often modern, window-filled structures that look onto leafy, suburban locales. This Week’s Find is a rare Gurney renovation that brings that contemporary aesthetic to the middle of Dupont Circle.

A circular structure at 21st and R Streets NW (map), originally an officer’s club for the Navy, was divided in half to create this home, which is an exact semicircle. The current owner then sought out Gurney to transform the space into a modern dwelling.

To accomplish the window-heavy, light-filled atmosphere that Gurney is known for, the architect spent a considerable amount of time planning the placement of the windows. Gurney stopped by the home at all hours of the day to figure out where the light would hit, and was able to design windows that maximize the flow of sunlight through the home throughout the day.

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Looking down a staircase

Additionally, Gurney placed the windows strategically to ensure that none of the neighbors’ windows were visible. This way, the windows can be left unadorned with no worry of the neighbors peeking in.

The modern home also has a few multifunctional spaces. On the lower level, a TV-watching den feels open to the rest of the house, but a retractable wall and a fold-out bed turn the space into a private guest room when necessary. Other features include a two-car underground garage, a built-in headboard in the master bedroom, and a glass ceiling, open to the patio, on the lower level. The home will officially be hitting the market soon. More photos and details below.

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Lower level den
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Master bedroom
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Dining room
  • Address: 2104 R Street NW, #5 (map)
  • Price: $2.995 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Footage: 2800
  • Listing Agents: Alex Venditti, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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