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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Over $1,000,000
New
2260 Marginella Dr, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 996 SqFt

2260 Marginella Dr, RESTON

$449,000
New
3614 Boat Dock Dr, FALLS CHURCH
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 8,627 SqFt

3614 Boat Dock Dr, FALLS CHURCH

$3,595,000
New
201 S Harrison Rd, STERLING
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,808 SqFt

201 S Harrison Rd, STERLING

$459,900
New
9315 Raintree Rd, BURKE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,764 SqFt

9315 Raintree Rd, BURKE

$639,900
New
3417 Gallows Rd, FALLS CHURCH
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,600 SqFt

3417 Gallows Rd, FALLS CHURCH

$629,900
New
10503 Brevity Dr, GREAT FALLS
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,018 SqFt

10503 Brevity Dr, GREAT FALLS

$790,000
New
7910 Mulberry Bottom Ct, SPRINGFIELD
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,074 SqFt

7910 Mulberry Bottom Ct, SPRINGFIELD

$570,000
New
2075 Amberjack Ct, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,794 SqFt

2075 Amberjack Ct, RESTON

$700,000
New
8735 Yorkshire Ln, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,030 SqFt

8735 Yorkshire Ln, MANASSAS

$439,900
New
12234 Dapple Gray Ct, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,860 SqFt

12234 Dapple Gray Ct, WOODBRIDGE

$415,000
New
7311 Stafford Rd, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,328 SqFt

7311 Stafford Rd, ALEXANDRIA

$825,000
New
11403 Drop Forge Ln, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,088 SqFt

11403 Drop Forge Ln, RESTON

$619,900
New
10614 Hunter Station Rd, VIENNA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 8.5 Baths
  • 7,090 SqFt

10614 Hunter Station Rd, VIENNA

$1,775,000
New
3803 Fort Hill Dr, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 5,516 SqFt

3803 Fort Hill Dr, ALEXANDRIA

$799,000
New
531 W Montgomery Ave, ROCKVILLE
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,655 SqFt

531 W Montgomery Ave, ROCKVILLE

$730,000
New
7423 Hampden Ln, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,710 SqFt

7423 Hampden Ln, BETHESDA

$4,200,000
New
18353 Dutchess Dr, OLNEY
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,324 SqFt

18353 Dutchess Dr, OLNEY

$539,900
New
1351 Ives Pl Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,408 SqFt

1351 Ives Pl Se, WASHINGTON

$799,000

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 October 20th, 2019 at 5:17am EDT.

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