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

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$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
New
4418 Lord Loudoun Ct #13-2, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 876 SqFt

4418 Lord Loudoun Ct #13-2, UPPER MARLBORO

$120,000
8 Greencastle Rd, STERLING
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,580 SqFt

8 Greencastle Rd, STERLING

$200,000
New
38158 Nixon Rd, PURCELLVILLE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,112 SqFt

38158 Nixon Rd, PURCELLVILLE

$249,900
8707 Delphi Dr, CLINTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,398 SqFt

8707 Delphi Dr, CLINTON

$255,000 ↓ $14,900
13110 6th St, GLENN DALE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,056 SqFt

13110 6th St, GLENN DALE

$269,900 ↓ $5,000
4805 67th Ave, HYATTSVILLE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,361 SqFt

4805 67th Ave, HYATTSVILLE

$298,000
New
14582 Overlook Dr, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,190 SqFt

14582 Overlook Dr, WOODBRIDGE

$300,000
4000 Clark St, CAPITOL HEIGHTS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,900 SqFt

4000 Clark St, CAPITOL HEIGHTS

$309,999 ↓ $9,901
8600 Trumps Hill Rd, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,013 SqFt

8600 Trumps Hill Rd, UPPER MARLBORO

$315,000
New
9407 Caliph St, BRANDYWINE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,804 SqFt

9407 Caliph St, BRANDYWINE

$319,000
6331 Hardwood Dr, LANHAM
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,100 SqFt

6331 Hardwood Dr, LANHAM

$329,000 ↓ $20,900
12300 Percil Ln, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,007 SqFt

12300 Percil Ln, UPPER MARLBORO

$329,000 ↓ $5,000
16206 Sunny Knoll Dr, DUMFRIES
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,358 SqFt

16206 Sunny Knoll Dr, DUMFRIES

$339,900 ↓ $20,000
10018 Timberwood Court, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,652 SqFt

10018 Timberwood Court, UPPER MARLBORO

$345,000
New
2167 Archet Ln, FREDERICK
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,411 SqFt

2167 Archet Ln, FREDERICK

$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
1104 Rosemere Ave, SILVER SPRING
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,782 SqFt

1104 Rosemere Ave, SILVER SPRING

$350,000 ↓ $15,000
15608 Powell Ln, BOWIE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,018 SqFt

15608 Powell Ln, BOWIE

$350,000 ↑ $10,100

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 August 17th, 2019 at 7:15pm EDT.

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