This Week’s Find: Fallingwater-Inspired in Forest Hills

by Nena Perry-Brown

2807 Chesterfield Place NW

This Week’s Find is a contemporary home overlooking Rock Creek Park designed by DC architect Travis Price, whose inspiration for the home came from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater property in rural Pennsylvania.

Rear wall

The 10.000 square-foot home’s angular brick exterior was assembled using an Italian technique that conceals the cement binding. Its interior makes use of negative space throughout the house with cut-outs and open sight lines, floating stairs, double-height ceilings and an abundance of windows from transoms to grids.

Formal living room

The steel framing that provides the base for the house creates cantilevered landings, each of which has a strip of glass inlaid in the floor that adds visual interest while adding to the light feel of the home.


The forested setting of the Park across the street is referenced in the warm wood used in the interior, with staggered maple flooring and mahogany railings. A series of terraces are located along the outside of the home — five on the rear facade and two on the front. Several of the rear balcony exits blend in with the walls, as the back wall of the house is otherwise made up entirely of windows.

Great room

While the great room on the main level takes advantage of double-height ceilings, each floor has varying ceiling heights that create rooms and nooks both cozy and open. The master suite is on the uppermost floor and features one of the home’s three fireplaces.

Master bedroom

Three of the other bedrooms are on a level below the main floor, which also includes a library. A second lower level contains a family room and bonus rooms that have been used as an office, home gym and craft room by the previous owners. An elevator also traverses all floors in the house.

Landing seating area

More details and photos of the home, which hit the market this week, are below.

Master en-suite
  • Address: 2807 Chesterfield Place NW (map)
  • Price: $4,950,000
  • Bedrooms: Five
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Listing Agent: Dara Gilman and Ron Mangas, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Photos by Shanahan Photography.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_fallingwater_inspired_in_forest_hills/12806

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