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 a trend that gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s.

Contemporary Homes for Sale in the Washington Metropolitan Area

All Listings $200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000
$400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000
$700,000 - $800,000 $800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000
Over $1,000,000
New
1303 Asheville Rd, DISTRICT HEIGHTS
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,073 SqFt

1303 Asheville Rd, DISTRICT HEIGHTS

$230,000
New
38158 Nixon Rd, PURCELLVILLE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,112 SqFt

38158 Nixon Rd, PURCELLVILLE

$249,900
7007 Westchester Dr, TEMPLE HILLS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,448 SqFt

7007 Westchester Dr, TEMPLE HILLS

$250,000
New
18033 Driftwood Ct, GAITHERSBURG
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,590 SqFt

18033 Driftwood Ct, GAITHERSBURG

$250,000
1109 Broadview Rd, FORT WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,988 SqFt

1109 Broadview Rd, FORT WASHINGTON

$274,000
New
3402 41st Ave, BRENTWOOD
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 600 SqFt

3402 41st Ave, BRENTWOOD

$275,000
15802 Crocus Ln, DUMFRIES
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,392 SqFt

15802 Crocus Ln, DUMFRIES

$275,900 ↓ $10,000
14610 Good Hope Rd, SILVER SPRING
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,840 SqFt

14610 Good Hope Rd, SILVER SPRING

$299,900 ↓ $79,100
6704 Balmoral Overlook, NEW MARKET
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,552 SqFt

6704 Balmoral Overlook, NEW MARKET

$314,900 ↓ $10,000
1308 Wembley Dr, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1,396 SqFt

1308 Wembley Dr, UPPER MARLBORO

$315,000
16206 Sunny Knoll Dr, DUMFRIES
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,358 SqFt

16206 Sunny Knoll Dr, DUMFRIES

$319,900 ↓ $20,000
New
3424 Estonia Dr, BOWIE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,344 SqFt

3424 Estonia Dr, BOWIE

$329,000
6713 Coldstream Dr, NEW MARKET
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,939 SqFt

6713 Coldstream Dr, NEW MARKET

$345,000 ↓ $14,000
13401 Kris Ran Ct, FORT WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,728 SqFt

13401 Kris Ran Ct, FORT WASHINGTON

$349,900
15107 Cedar Tree Dr, BURTONSVILLE
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,898 SqFt

15107 Cedar Tree Dr, BURTONSVILLE

$350,000 ↓ $125,000
3111 Courtside Rd, BOWIE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,218 SqFt

3111 Courtside Rd, BOWIE

$359,900 ↓ $7,000
3030 Nutwood Ln, BOWIE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,876 SqFt

3030 Nutwood Ln, BOWIE

$370,000 ↑ $20,000
6671 Coldstream Dr, NEW MARKET
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,026 SqFt

6671 Coldstream Dr, NEW MARKET

$375,000 ↓ $14,000

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.

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 overhanging 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.

To learn more about modern and contemporary properties, call District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Listing information last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 5:31pm EST.

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