This Week’s Find: The Glass House in Forest Hills

by Mark Wellborn

The glass atrium at 4213 Lenore Lane NW

The home that currently sits on a half-acre at 4213 Lenore Lane in Forest Hills is a different property from what was built there in 1981. Originally designed by an Iranian architect, the seven-bedroom home was transformed by the current owners when the couple purchased it a little over a decade ago. The goal? Create a place where sun can fill every level in order to showcase their extensive glass art collection.


In order to do this, the 10,707 square-foot property has a massive wall of glass on the back of the house. Because the home is built into a hill, the glass offers amazing views of the grounds of the Hillwood Estate from each of the home’s three levels. In addition to installing a new kitchen and a back staircase, the sellers also took down a number of walls to open the floor plan and let the sun drench entire levels.

Lower-level deck

All of the rooms in the home open to angular decks, including a lower-level deck that could accommodate 150 guests. Also included in the listing price is a two-car garage and membership to a swimming and tennis club in the area, but we imagine that the eventual buyer will spend most their time looking out the window(s). More details and photos below.

  • Full Listing: 4213 Lenore Lane NW (map)
  • Price: $2.9 million
  • Bedrooms: Seven
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Footage: 10,707
  • Listing Agent: Claudia Barnett, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Showings by appointment only.
Exterior of 4213 Lenore Lane NW
Living area

Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_the_glass_house_in_forest_hills/3588


  1. Mary said at 11:11 am on Friday June 3, 2011:

    Positively stunning!

  1. Sueann said at 4:39 pm on Sunday June 5, 2011:

    Although these beautiful photos are courtesy of Home Visit, I’d be interested in having the photographer photograph out home.  Would you please ask the agent to provide the name of who she used.  We’d like our upcoming listing to show beautifully too!

  1. Lizzie said at 7:43 pm on Sunday June 5, 2011:

    These are absolutely gorgeous. I’d love to know who the photographer is! What a wonderful job!

  1. Mark Wellborn said at 2:04 pm on Monday June 6, 2011:


    The photos were taken by Sean Shanahan who can be contacted at http://www.shanahanphotography.com

    Mark Wellborn

  1. makeba said at 7:16 pm on Wednesday June 8, 2011:

    To Sueann- I could shoot some nice pics also. I use a big 6x8 Film camera that makes incredible images.
    I usually shoot portraits but I have done interiors as well. I go for the non-typical shots.
    Let me know!

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