June 23, 2011 Uncategorized

1966 Custom Chloethiel Woodard Smith in Bethesda – $1.15 Million

6901 Heatherhill - View from back
Chloethiel Woodard Smith
was one of the leading mid-century modern architects in Washington and considered, at the time, the most successful female architect in the country. In addition to being the driving force behind the redevelopment of Southwest D.C. (Capitol Park, Harbour Square, etc.), she designed Waterview Townhouses in Reston, the Metro station at National Airport, various downtown office buildings and custom homes for clients, like this “upside down” house in Chevy Chase and this newly listed vintage 1966 home in Bannockburn Estates. Smith designed the home for Nathan and Alice Bindeman, a well-known local sculptor and painter.

On to the house. You enter the 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home through a private courtyard with koi pond.

The entrance leads into the living room with large floating fireplace and walls of glass on the front and back of the house, which is nestled into the wooded .59 acre lot.

6901 Heatherhill - Smith
The main floor includes the vintage kitchen with stainless steel counters, dining room and art studio one one side of the living room while a private master suite and office is located on the other side of the large, open space with beamed ceilings and herringbone hardwood floors.

6901 Heatherhill - Kitchen
Kids/guests rooms are downstairs off the den. One fascinating original touch is the wall in the den (see below), which features a collage of clippings of design trends at the time and some of the correspondence between Smith and Alice as the the house was being designed.

6901 Heatherhill - Smith

This house, which is an estate sale and being sold “as is,” represents a rare and largely untouched mid-century modern gem by one of D.C.’s leading modern masters.

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  1. Emily — June 24, 2011 @ 2:02 pm         Reply

    Contact Emily Ehrens of Ehrens Properties with TTR Sotheby’s for more information in this listing and others in Maryland and the Washington DC metropolitan area. http://www.ehrensproperties.com @ehrensprops

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