This Week’s Find: 40-Foot Indoor Pool in Kent

by Shilpi Paul

This Week's Find: 40-Foot Indoor Pool in Kent: Figure 1
2724 Chain Bridge Road NW

This Week’s Find is a contemporary, window-filled home that stands out in stark contrast to its traditional neighbors.

This Week's Find: 40-Foot Indoor Pool in Kent: Figure 2
Glass Walls and a Swimming Pool

The striking exterior of the six-bedroom home is constructed mainly of glass and cedar siding and is topped with a green roof. Like a proverbial glass house, the views into and out of the home are mostly unobstructed. Luckily, the home sits on a half acre of land along Battery Kemble Park, so there are plentiful trees to enhance the privacy.

The home was built in 1977 and is located on a tree-lined portion of Chain Bridge Road, surrounded by traditional colonial homes.

The interior has one very large amenity: a 40-foot long indoor pool at the base of the ground floor. The pool is surrounded by walls of glass and capped by a skylight, so the ceiling reaches all the way up to the top floor. The other rooms in the house, some of which look down into the pool area, are also open, but hardwood floors and built-in shelves add some warmth and solidity. The floating staircase adds to the openness.

If a pool isn’t enough, there is also a waterfall and a sauna in the home.

More photos and details below.

This Week's Find: 40-Foot Indoor Pool in Kent: Figure 3
Open Living Area

This Week's Find: 40-Foot Indoor Pool in Kent: Figure 4
Living Room

  • Address: 2724 Chain Bridge Road NW (map)
  • Price: $2.95 million
  • Bedrooms: Six
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Listing Agent: Theresa Robinson, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

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  1. Jordan said at 8:13 pm on Tuesday June 19, 2012:
    What self respecting person owns a $3M home and furnishes it with Ikea couches? Scratch that. Four Ikea couches. Ohhhh right. The kind of person that has a 40 foot indoor pool in their living room.
  1. Emo Larry says what said at 8:38 pm on Tuesday June 19, 2012:
    ^ Says the hipster renting a place in shaw... Ikea sells pleather and this is a little too modern for Sweden. I'll take a basement (not living room) swimming pool anyday. I bet it sells for $2.75 in the next 90 days.
  1. Ask, and you'll get an answer said at 10:15 pm on Tuesday June 19, 2012:
    The most recent issue of Architectural Digest features a stunning Greenwich, CT home decorated by a prominent designer. Ikea chairs are a prominent element in the main living spaces. Now, I'm not saying AD is the final word on these things, but to answer your question ("What self respecting person owns a $3M home and furnishes it with Ikea couches?"): Whoever owns the tasteful CT estate featured in the current AD.
  1. jj said at 5:59 pm on Wednesday June 20, 2012:
    @ Jordan. Rich people (who didn't just inherit it) know when not to waste money on overpriced designer crap--that's how they get rich in the first place: knowing the value of a dollar. Couches are a place to sit. If you can do that comfortably on these at a lower price point, then it was a wise choice.
  1. dan said at 3:24 am on Thursday June 21, 2012:
    why is the place going for almost 1m more than they paid just four years ago?

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