An Architect’s Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses

by Nena Perry-Brown

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 1
The kitchen at 5401 Hawthorne Place NW.

A 5,500 square foot six-bedroom home in the Palisades that was inspired by the stone lock houses found along the C&O Canal will hit the market this week, and UrbanTurf got a sneak peek inside.

Designed and built by architect/owner Carmel Greer, the interior of the home features exposed beams, marble-esque modern finishes and an abundance of over-sized windows and skylights which flood the home with natural light. The exterior is well-lit, yet unassuming.

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 2

The first floor of the home is set up more like a great room, with a private study at one end, an open living area in the middle and a sleek kitchen with a dining area at the other end.

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 3

A series of doors open onto a deck which runs the length of the house, overlooking a backyard with a built-in grill and heated salt-water pool.

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 4
Living room

A custom metal staircase leads up to four bedrooms and two baths on the second floor, while the master suite occupies the light-filled top level. The lower level consists of a family room and in-law suite with additional skylights and a separate entrance.

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 5
Master bathroom.

Here are more images and details about the property:

* Address: 5401 Hawthorne Place NW (map)
* Price: $2,595,000
* Bedrooms: Six
* Bathrooms: 5.5
* Year Built: 2013
* Listing Agent: Heidi Hatfield, Washington Fine Properties

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 6
Master bedroom.

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 7

An Architect's Palisades Home Takes Inspiration From C&O Canal Lockhouses: Figure 8

Photos courtesy of John Cole Photography

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1 Comment

  1. EckingtonNEDC said at 12:39 pm on Friday April 1, 2016:
    That Palisades home is beautiful!

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