Washington DC, Modern & Contemporary Homes For Sale

The terms modern and contemporary homes are often used synonymously, although there are distinctions. Modern architecture most commonly refers back to the modernism movement that came into being during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as a reaction to the industrial age. Think, for instance, of simple shapes and cubism. Contemporary simply means that which is current. Contemporary design is also often thought of as trend that gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s.

The Mid-Century Modern era has also become a very hot trend in recent years, generally covering the period from the early 1940s to late 1960s,

That's a lot of information and sometimes it is better just to think visually—modern and contemporary homes evoke a sense of intriguing style, from abstract concepts to clean, sophisticated lines imbued with an innate sense of cool. And yes, there are some striking examples in the Washington metropolitan area.

Modern and Contemporary Homes for Sale in the Washington Metropolitan Area

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3245 N St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$8,995,000

MLS#: DC8755689
6 Bed, 5 Bath
5680 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

10111 Iron Gate Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$7,995,000

MLS#: MC9851114
7 Bed, 10 Bath
15022 Sqft, 2.08 Acres
Residential

634 Innsbruck Ave

GREAT FALLS, VA
$7,175,000

MLS#: FX9574576
6 Bed, 9½ Bath
24200 Sqft, 2.5 Acres
Residential

7710a Georgetown Pike

MCLEAN, VA
$6,200,000

MLS#: FX9917065
7 Bed, 6 Bath
4377 Sqft, 9.86 Acres
Residential

10017 Bentcross Dr

POTOMAC, MD
$5,295,000

MLS#: MC9888724
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
10710 Sqft, 2.28 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10063972

1012 Langley Hill Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$4,995,000

MLS#: FX10063972
5 Bed, 4 Bath
4156 Sqft, 0.88 Acres
Residential

2807 Chesterfield Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,950,000

MLS#: DC10007726
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
10000 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10055073

3611 R St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,250,000

MLS#: DC10055073
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6100 Sqft, 0.1 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC9876893

11601 Springridge Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$3,999,990

MLS#: MC9876893
7 Bed, 7 Bath
10800 Sqft, 3.01 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9938167

2946 Chain Bridge Rd Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,995,000

MLS#: DC9938167
5 Bed, 5 Bath
6885 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC9785552

8920 Burdette Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$3,950,000

MLS#: MC9785552
6 Bed, 8½ Bath
9920 Sqft, 0.87 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9779919

2803 Chesapeake St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,750,000

MLS#: DC9779919
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
7457 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

1217 Crest Ln

MCLEAN, VA
$3,750,000

MLS#: FX9941909
4 Bed, 6½ Bath
3169 Sqft, 2.17 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9911992

1300 Ranleigh Rd

MCLEAN, VA
$3,649,000

MLS#: FX9911992
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
7950 Sqft, 3.45 Acres
Residential

6940 Oregon Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,300,000

MLS#: DC10009744
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
6700 Sqft, 0.31 Acres
Residential

11524 Highland Farm Rd

POTOMAC, MD
$2,995,000

MLS#: MC9986203
5 Bed, 6 Bath
7750 Sqft, 3.56 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC9989015

2964 University Ter Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,000

MLS#: DC9989015
4 Bed, 4 Bath
4043 Sqft, 0.42 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10061306

10705 Riverwood Dr

ROCKVILLE, MD
$2,988,000

MLS#: MC10061306
9 Bed, 12 Bath
13000 Sqft, 3.07 Acres
Residential

Think of low-slung homes with overhanging roofs, tucked away in the woodsy park regions of upscale DC neighborhoods. Or, an entire community in Alexandria, Virginia known as Hollin Hills—an award-winning midcentury modern enclave of 450 homes built by architect Charles Goodman between 1949 and 1971. These relatively modest wooden structures set into natural surroundings have attracted worldwide attention with their cubist modernity and window walls.

Modern and contemporary dwellings in the Metro area can also be multifamily affairs—such as sweeping curvilinear structures like the I.M. Pei-designed Watergate, or new mixed-use structures with hard angles that spring directly out of historic buildings in the recent trend of adaptive reuse principles.

But more than anything, these adventuress designs represent something different in a region so identified by traditional norms. And while they are not your typical designs, some can be associated with an off-shoot of Arts & Crafts architecture known as the Prairie School which is integrally linked with Frank Lloyd Wright. These homes with horizontal lines and overhanding eaves were compared to the wide-open plains and prairie geography.

These days, modern and contemporary homes in the Washington Metro area are enjoying a resurgence, designed by such notable architects as Robert Gurney, David Jameson, Hugh Jacobsen and Alan Dynerman, among many others. Builders of these thoughtfully crafted residences in upscale neighborhoods such as McLean, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland often share common principles beyond angular aesthetics, employing eco-friendly materials and integrating the structures to their natural surroundings, rather than the traditional lot-leveling norms.

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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2017 at 7:34am EDT.