This Week's Find is a mid-century modern waterfront property on Maryland's Eastern Shore that exudes the architectural style of the late 1950s.
Known at times as "Far Horizons" and the "Washburn Residence", the house was designed by prestigious architect Chloethiel Woodard Smith, known for running the largest woman-owned architecture firm in the country at one point and for laying the foundation for post-Urban Renewal Southwest DC. In the 1950s, Woodard Smith took on designing a series of private residences in the Maryland suburbs.
Located on an 8.85-acre site, the single-story house is shaped like a tuning fork, creating multiple outdoor spaces including a side patio and a large courtyard just outside the front door. The interior remains true to the property's origins, with pitched ceilings, parquet hardwood floors, and wood-paneled walls. A hall is lined with windows on either side, on one side looking into a glass-ceilinged solarium.
The living room has a central panel fireplace flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows, and the office/bonus room has built-in shelving on either side of another panel fireplace. The mod kitchen has red-and-white checkerboard floors; red and turquoise cabinetry, walls, and countertops; a stainless steel oven with a hood; and sliding glass doors out to a patio with a garden enclosed by a brickwork privacy wall.
Most of the bathrooms are tiled in monochrome, and the bedrooms include features like a brick panel fireplace, sliding glass door-access to the property, and a sitting nook with a wall of windows between a bedroom and its bathroom. The owner's bedroom has clerestory windows beneath the pitched ceiling and two sets of sliding glass doors.
Owners Bill and Nancy Burton commissioned architect Charles Paul Goebel to build a complementary pool house, complete with a covered patio, interior polished concrete floors, a kitchen, a full bath, and an outdoor shower. The property also sits along 550 feet of linear shoreline and comes with a private dock.
Additional images and details are below.
- Full Listing: 7238 Drum Point Road (map)
- Price: $2,995,000
- Bedrooms: Four
- Bathrooms: Five
- Square Feet: 5,895
- Year Built: 1959
- Listing Agent: Chuck Mangold Jr., Benson & Mangold
Exterior drone images courtesy of Agent Aerials, interior photos courtesy of Jennifer Madino.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this-weeks-find-chloethiel-woodard-smith-designed-mid-century-modern-on-the/18406
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
Another development is moving forward spitting distance from another entrance of the ... read »
The outpost will bring some of Sandlot's successful partnerships and experiences to a... read »
With 2021 in the rearview mirror, UrbanTurf breaks down a series of numbers that prov... read »
A look at the close-in cities in Maryland and Virginia with the lowest supply of home... read »
UrbanTurf is re-running its primer on property taxes which outlines a few things that... read »
After two years of market forces left this neighborhood nearly unrecognizable, signs ... read »
The Shaw pipeline is starting the year off hot.... read »
The upzoning would mandate additional Inclusionary Zoning units for developments alon... read »
Is U Street regaining steam as the development center of gravity in the neighborhood?... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro