March 16, 2011 Chevy Chase Maryland

1962 Custom Mid-Century Modern in Chevy Chase – $1.495 Million

Back on the market for $1.495 million (it was last listed for $1.825 million and is assessed for more than $2 mil), this 1962 mid-century modern home in Chevy Chase has an interesting history. Originally designed for Herbert Haft by his architect brother, Leonard, it was sold to the East Germany embassy in 1975 and then bought by the current owners, Dr. Gabe Mirkin and his wife Diana, after the fall of the Berlin Wall. They turned the home on more than half an acre back into a private residence with 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, pool and koi pond. The house, which needs work as the listing says, is located on Rossdhu Court just off Beach Drive. The street is a cul-de-sac with several other mid-century modern and contemporary homes.