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Best New Listings: Wright-Lite in Bethesda and an Artsy Bungalow in Takoma

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s installment of Best New Listings includes an artsy Takoma bungalow, an efficient Hill East one-bedroom, and a Frank Lloyd Wright-like house in Bethesda.


Best New Listings: Wright-Lite in Bethesda and an Artsy Bungalow in Takoma: Figure 2

Artist-Owned Takoma Bungalow

This brightly-colored bungalow is both deceptively roomy and artfully renovated courtesy of an addition and updates made by the artist owner. Rustic touches abound, starting with the living room, which features a fireplace in a heavy wood mantel sandwiched between built-ins and a ceiling traversed by exposed beams. The updated eat-in kitchen has walls covered with decorative tiles, a semi-circular pass-through window to the living room, and heated floors. Next is a bright sunroom with oversized windows and sliding glass doors to the rear deck, which overlooks a sizeable brick patio and yard with shed. A set of French doors lead from the sunroom to a bedroom, currently serving as a mini-studio to the partially-finished basement's more ample workspace. 

  • Full Listing: 804 Fern Place NW (map)
  • Price: $775,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,052
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Listing Agents: Bonnie Roberts-Burke, David Burke, Evers & Co. Real Estate

Best New Listings: Wright-Lite in Bethesda and an Artsy Bungalow in Takoma: Figure 1

Efficient and Affordable Hill East One-Bedroom

Midway between Lincoln Park and RFK Stadium, this one-bedroom condo comes with 700 square feet and a very affordable monthly condo fee. The unit enters into a pentagonal living room shaped by a built-in corner fireplace that also creates a mantel-top display area. A petite kitchen with breakfast bar sits at the other end of the open space adjacent to a dining area. The bedroom has en-suite access to the dual-entry bathroom and a stacked laundry unit is inside the walk-in closet. A door in the bedroom leads out to a rear porch landing that looks out on a shared yard.

  • Full Listing: 1519 Constitution Avenue NE, #102 (map)
  • Price: $359,900
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Feet: 700
  • HOA Fees: $175/month
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Listing Agent: Ned Kraemer, Compass

Best New Listings: Wright-Lite in Bethesda and an Artsy Bungalow in Takoma: Figure 3

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Angles in Bethesda

Over in Bethesda, this Frank Lloyd Wright-style house appears to emerge out of its landscaped slope, a gentle slope that is referenced throughout the interior. An open main level living area is laid out under an asymmetrically-pitched post-and-beam ceiling. Tall sets of windows run parallel to the ceiling, and wood wraps the partial wall dividing the formal dining room from the kitchen. A cluster of windows converge at a corner of the main floor, creating a sunroom-like area that remains open to the adjacent sitting room. The ceiling also slopes to double in height in the master bedroom, where handle-less built-in cabinets sit under a triangular array of giant windows. A partial wall separates the sleeping area from the sun-drenched soaking tub.

  • Full Listing: 8311 Meadowlark Lane (map)
  • Price: $1.45 million
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Three
  • Square Feet: 3,671
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Listing Agent: Jane Fairweather, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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