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July 18, 2011 Mid-Century Modern

1950 Nicholas Satterlee-Designed Mid-Century Modern – $1.4 Million

Satterlee in McLean
Nicholas Satterlee was one of the leading mid-century modern architects in Washington. Satterlee had partnerships at various times with Donald Francis Lethbridge, Arthur Keyes and Chloethiel Woodard Smith before striking out on his own in 1963. Satterlee helped Smith with the Redevelopment Plan for Southwest Washington (1953-55) and won, along with Smith, the American Institute of Architects Merit Award for the Capitol Park Apartments, Section I, the first building erected in the redevelopment area. Other work included  Holmes Run Acres and Pine Spring in Falls Church, Capitol Park II, Temple Sinai on  Military Road and  the Chevy Chase (DC) Library (1967)  the adjacent community center on Connecticut Avenue.

Satterlee also designed custom homes in the area, including this 3 bedroom/3 bath flat-roof ranch with pool on 1.5 acres in McLean. It was just listed for $1.4 million.  (More images here.) The pool would be nice for this week. Stay cool.