This Week’s Find is a midcentury modern house in Forest Hills that bolsters the neighborhood’s reputation as a place to find high-end contemporary homes.
In 2009, a family bought the midcentury home at 4550 Broad Branch Road NW (map) with plans to lightly renovate the property.
“The house was in disrepair,” listing agent Kathleen Eder told UrbanTurf. “They were just going to do a nice update, and once they dug into it, it turned into a much bigger project.”
The project turned out to be a full-scale renovation by the husband-and-wife team Studio CrowleyHall. In addition to all-new systems and the installation of geothermal heating, the renovation included “removing interior walls, vaulting the ceiling, and adding a 20-foot-wide retractable glass door” to the rear of the property, according to the architect’s website. The glass door folds, accordion-style, into the home. Concrete floors with radiant heat add to the main level’s modern feel.
There are two bedrooms, and an open concept living and dining room on the main level. Downstairs are four more bedrooms and doors leading to a patio overlooking Rock Creek Park.
The family wanted to make the home energy-efficient, so in addition to installing the geothermal heating and cooling, they also selected different types of insulation to fit each space.
They also added one whimsical element once the renovation was finished: A custom-built two-story treehouse-like structure with a swing and the ability to attach a zipline. “I can’t take my kids over there,” Eder said.
Here are the details and some more photos of the property:
- Full Listing: 4550 Broad Branch Road NW (map)
- Price: $2 million
- Bedrooms: Six
- Bathrooms: 3.5
- Year Built: 1959
- Listing Agents: Kathleen Eder, Towne Residential
Photos courtesy of BTW Images.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_gut-renovated_midcentury_modern_with_a_treehouse_out_back/8630
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The project would replace a concrete plant and would deliver the neighborhood's first... read »
Loan recasting is a growing practice- so what is it?... read »
The 25-acre array will produce a quarter of the university's current annual energy co... read »
This year will likely go down as the year that prices for houses in DC reached new he... read »
The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. How... read »
STAY DC provides rental aid and utility payment grants to at-risk District residents ... read »
The planned 8-unit development would be located on K Street right along the Potomac R... read »
Landmark Theatres is in the final stages of negotiations that would have it operating... read »
The 12,000 square foot replica of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue went under contract last w... 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