June 17, 2008 Bethesda Maryland, Charred Oak Estates

1961 Contemporary with Modern Master Suite Addition – $1.275 Million

Check out this award-winning master suite addition to a 1961 Charred Oak Estates contemporary located in Bethesda. The design by Shinberg.Levinas won a 2008 Washington Residential Design Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Washingtonian magazine. Connected to the original home by a glass-enclosed bridge, the suite is surrounded a wood exterior shell and wood walls with expanses of glass to see out to the private garden. The jury said the addition is “an object in the landscape. The wrapper is elegant and organic and the whole mass becomes like a large tree trunk in the forest. The structure camouflages itself in the woods.”