This Week’s Find: Bauhaus in Brookland

by UrbanTurf Staff

3201 15th Street NE

A liberal definition of Bauhaus architecture would say that the style is about being modern and economical with materials, two tenets that Reema Gupta adhered to when renovating her Brookland home. UrbanTurf got a sneak peek at the home which will hit the market tomorrow.

Gupta and her husband purchased the two-bedroom house in 2005, and by June of the following year had set about renovating the entire property. The main changes included extending the home out 11 feet in the back to create a deep, bright living room, and adding on another level and an additional two bedrooms.

Living Room

Gupta, an architect embarking on her first residential project, wanted a green, albeit economical design given that she was a on a tight budget. So, while energy-efficient features like bamboo flooring, low e-glazing and Kal-wall windows (translucent with high R-value) were priorities, so too were finding inexpensive, quality materials. For example, many of the stain grade doors were purchased from a lumber liquidator and stained by Gupta and her husband.

When Gupta finished the job in June 2007, the result was a conventional Brookland colonial from the outside with a sleek, modern design inside. The first level now has an open floorplan with soaring ceilings and a wall of windows in back. The upstairs was transformed from a loft space to one that now has two separate bedrooms.

More details and photos of the home, which doesn’t hit the market until Friday, are below.

  • Address: 3201 15th Street NE (map)
  • Price: $649,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Listing Agent: Carlos Garcia of eng garcia properties, LLC who can be reached at 202.290.1313.

Photography courtesy of CB4 Photography.

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  1. makeba said at 7:13 pm on Thursday January 10, 2013:

    This is pretty nice. The roof overhang is a little extreme, but it works. The windows over the sink are good…but I can tell the cabinets are not 42” tall. The baths need just a pinch more…but its somewhat consistant with the minimal intention overall.

  1. Jennifer said at 11:24 am on Saturday January 12, 2013:

    Well done! I hope they get the full listing price.

  1. iden said at 9:31 pm on Thursday March 21, 2013:

    Very nice house and great design. Is there anyway the owners would want to share their experience of design/renovation? I am very interested in hearing from them as I am starting to renovate a house similar in size/shape to this house!

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