April 26, 2010 Mid-Century Modern

1933 D.C. Colonial with Woodard Smith Modern Addition – 699K; Open 4/27

Smith's open stairway design in the 1970s addition.

This 1933 home could be a good choice for a couple that might not see eye-to-eye on design. A 3 bedroom/2 bath traditional colonial home with a twist: a renovation and modern addition by none other than Chloethiel Woodard Smith, who I am told drove out to the house in Chevy Chase, D.C., in her Porsche and came up with the design on the spot. Smith wanted to move the kitchen to the bottom floor as she did in a number of the homes she designed, but the owner, Mrs. Smith (no known relation) rejected the idea. The house is open Tuesday (April 27) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sellers are are accepting offers until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Smith's addition opens up the traditional house and allows for much more light.

A side view of Smith's plans for the house.