September 14, 2011 Techbuilt House
1972 Renovated Techbuilt in Garrett Park – $884K
The first of a handful of authentic Techbuilt homes in Garrett Park was constructed in 1956. The last two designed by the firm of Carl Koch were built in the early 1970s, including this house now listed for $884K. The 4 bedroom/3 bathroom post-and-beam house has been completely renovated in a contemporary style and features a wall of glass overlooking a large patio on the professionally landscaped lot. Koch, who is known as the “Grandfather of Prefab” and studied at Harvard at the time of Walter Gropius, is best known for his post-World War II Techbuilt homes, which featured a pitched roof, large plate glass windows on the gable ends and deep eaves. A number of other homes in Garrett Park were built by another builder in a similar style to Koch’s designs when his firm could not keep up with demand for real deal.