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This Week’s Find: A Curved Estate in Cabin John

by Nena Perry-Brown

This Week's Find: A Curved Estate in Cabin John: Figure 1
6627 81st Street

This Week’s Find is a curved house located a few blocks from the C&O Canal in Cabin John that has perhaps the most unique exterior one will see in the DC area. Designed by architect John D. Wilner in 1993, the curvilinear three-story estate went under contract over the weekend shortly after hitting the market.

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Foyer

The home’s almost-futuristic façade is a 77-foot curved wall that echoes the curve of the cul-de-sac where the home is located, while the rear of the house is a 67-foot straight line. The house varies in width from 28 feet at the garage to 21 feet at the kitchen, and there are no 90-degree angles at the meeting of two walls.

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Kitchen

The home’s interior revolves around an elliptic staircase, which is just inside the front door. The living room and the kitchen, with its access to a rear deck, are both offshoots of the foyer, while a family room is a few steps down from the dining area.

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Behind the staircase, a two-story, 256 square-foot glass block accent wall brings natural light into both the main and second levels. On the second floor, the master bedroom has a wall of windows and sliding-glass doors that open onto a long balcony. An additional two bedrooms and a study with built-in storage are also on this floor.

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Basement

The basement has a customized media room, wine storage under the stairs, built-in shelving with a rolling ladder, full bedroom and bathroom and a separate exit into the backyard. A two-car garage with workshop is also at the rear.

More details and images are below.

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Living room

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Staircase

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