August 9, 2008 Bethesda Maryland, Drumaldry

1972 Dumaldry Contemporary – $785K – Open 8/10

Don’t always judge a book by its cover. That’s definitely true with this early 1970s contemporary located in Drumaldry in Bethesda. While the front exterior may not scream out modern or contemporary, wait until you see the inside of this 4/2.5 Twin Court model. Look at the two-story fireplace, redwood ceilings, parquet wood floors and all those windows. The house is open 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10.

Drumaldry was built by Miller and Smith, Inc. and the Builders Resources Corporation and designed by David N. Yerkes and Associates, whose firm also designed Wessynton and Truro in Virginia. Nicholas A. Pappas, FAIA, served as the principal architect. Yerkes and ealier partner Robert Deigert were considered among the top modern architects in the area during the mid-century modern era (1940s to 1970).

Here’s a Washington Post article on the neighborhood from earlier this year.