September 12, 2012 Hugh Newell Jacobsen
1966 Hugh Newell Jacobsen in Arlington – $1.05 Million
I toured this cool late 1960s mid-century modern home by Hugh Newell Jacobsen in North Arlington. It is a foreclosure and recently listed for $1.05 million. It is a large, open square house with a two-story entrance way and a dramatic play on a Colonial “center hall” (as a preservationist expert friend put it) staircase with rock garden. The bedrooms and baths are fit into the corners of the upper level while the open downstairs includes a fireplace/conversation pit combo. The house has walls are made of large expanses of glass and large aggregate slabs. The property, which is on a cul-de-sac and backs to the GW Parkway, also includes a guest house. Jacobsen apprenticed to Philip Johnson in 1955. He also worked for Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon before opening his own firm in Georgetown in 1958, which he maintains today.