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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New
6607 Palamino St, SPRINGFIELD
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,772 SqFt

6607 Palamino St, SPRINGFIELD

$449,900
6205 Settlers Trail Pl, GAINESVILLE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,262 SqFt

6205 Settlers Trail Pl, GAINESVILLE

$485,000
New
3012 Logan St, DISTRICT HEIGHTS
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,836 SqFt

3012 Logan St, DISTRICT HEIGHTS

$369,000
New
5620 Madison St, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,500 SqFt

5620 Madison St, BETHESDA

$1,645,000
New
702 Cranston Ave, UPPER MARLBORO
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,344 SqFt

702 Cranston Ave, UPPER MARLBORO

$585,900
New
4018 Lees Corner Rd, CHANTILLY
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,900 SqFt

4018 Lees Corner Rd, CHANTILLY

$430,000
New
7626 Mineral Spring Ct, SPRINGFIELD
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,274 SqFt

7626 Mineral Spring Ct, SPRINGFIELD

$579,985
New
3942 Livingston St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,552 SqFt

3942 Livingston St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,399,000
New
6520 Wiscasset Rd, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,240 SqFt

6520 Wiscasset Rd, BETHESDA

$885,000
New
2810 Spartan Rd, OLNEY
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,220 SqFt

2810 Spartan Rd, OLNEY

$645,000
New
15526 Kelbaugh Rd, THURMONT
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,856 SqFt

15526 Kelbaugh Rd, THURMONT

$672,578
New
6277 Occoquan Forest Dr, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,960 SqFt

6277 Occoquan Forest Dr, MANASSAS

$410,000
3409 Barger Dr, FALLS CHURCH
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,194 SqFt

3409 Barger Dr, FALLS CHURCH

$949,900
New
19005 Glendower Rd, GAITHERSBURG
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,995 SqFt

19005 Glendower Rd, GAITHERSBURG

$449,900
New
14051 Plantation Mill Ct, GAINESVILLE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,034 SqFt

14051 Plantation Mill Ct, GAINESVILLE

$529,900
New
2810 Battery Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,150 SqFt

2810 Battery Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,350,000
New
7103 Beverly Park Dr, SPRINGFIELD
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 960 SqFt

7103 Beverly Park Dr, SPRINGFIELD

$419,900
New
6352 12th St N, ARLINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,960 SqFt

6352 12th St N, ARLINGTON

$799,999

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 April 5th, 2020 at 3:03am EDT.

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