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
2628 22nd St Ne, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,400 SqFt

2628 22nd St Ne, WASHINGTON

$999,800
New
1 Ridge Rd Se, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,583 SqFt

1 Ridge Rd Se, WASHINGTON

$388,900
New
2420 Silver Fox Ln, RESTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,700 SqFt

2420 Silver Fox Ln, RESTON

$800,000
New
6011 Good Lion Ct, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,017 SqFt

6011 Good Lion Ct, ALEXANDRIA

$584,900
New
2498 Paxton St, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,908 SqFt

2498 Paxton St, WOODBRIDGE

$320,000
New
11285 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,014 SqFt

11285 Beach Mill Rd, GREAT FALLS

$1,149,500
New
3206 Fox Mill Rd, OAKTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,566 SqFt

3206 Fox Mill Rd, OAKTON

$899,000
New
911 Cottage St Sw, VIENNA
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,020 SqFt

911 Cottage St Sw, VIENNA

$1,548,000
New
8104 Fenway Rd, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,673 SqFt

8104 Fenway Rd, BETHESDA

$985,000
17463 Old Waterford Rd, LEESBURG
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,329 SqFt

17463 Old Waterford Rd, LEESBURG

$859,000
New
6508 Blue Wing Dr, ALEXANDRIA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,648 SqFt

6508 Blue Wing Dr, ALEXANDRIA

$780,000
New
12021 Parkriver Dr, MANASSAS
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,620 SqFt

12021 Parkriver Dr, MANASSAS

$379,900
New
13702 Kings Isle Ct, BOWIE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

13702 Kings Isle Ct, BOWIE

$899,900
5210 Danbury Rd, BETHESDA
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,556 SqFt

5210 Danbury Rd, BETHESDA

$775,000
New
8701 Green Valley Rd, UNION BRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,809 SqFt

8701 Green Valley Rd, UNION BRIDGE

$475,000
New
0 Boscobel Ct, HERNDON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,128 SqFt

0 Boscobel Ct, HERNDON

$1,099,990
New
12706 Torrington St, WOODBRIDGE
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,154 SqFt

12706 Torrington St, WOODBRIDGE

$380,000
New
1025 Broadview Rd, FORT WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,762 SqFt

1025 Broadview Rd, FORT WASHINGTON

$399,900

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 20th, 2020 at 1:46am EST.

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