December 21, 2007 Virginia

1968 Wessynton Contemporary Split-Level – $619K

Look past the clutter and the not-so-modern furniture in this 4/3 Meadow home located in Wessynton in Alexandria, Virginia. Wessynton was the second community developed by Miller and Smith (they also did Truro and Drumaldry.)

Here’s an excerpt from the 1968 brochure for the home, which sits on more than a third of an acre: “This home is nearly seventy feet long and this great length contributes to its pleasing horizontal lines. The most prominent architectural feature is the protruding bays whose dual purpose is to give depth and shadow to the exterior and to provide extra interior space at just the right place to establish a sitting area in the master bedroom, a play area for the kids in their bedroom and a space for a work bench in the garage.”

While the home needs some work, it looks like it could be a cool contemporary space.