July 10, 2012 Mid-Century Modern

1973 E Fay Jones Design Near Frederick – $305K

E Fay Jones House

If you are looking for a mid-century modern retreat not too far from Washington and near a lake, take a look at this 1973 design near Frederick by E. Fay Jones, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright and who the University of Arkansas’s School of Architecture is named after. The 3 bedroom/2 bath home, which reflects Jones’ (and Wright’s) organic architectural style is located at Lake Linganore. The community was originally planned in 1968 as a planned unit development (think Reston and Columbia) around Lake Linganore by then developers J. William Brosius and Louie J. Brosius. The 210-acre lake is the largest privately owned lake in the state.

The house features soaring roof line and a large stone fireplace, which is the center piece of the open living room. In addition to the living room, the main level includes the kitchen, two bedrooms and one bath. The lower level, reached by a spiral staircase, has one room and a full bath. The house, perched on a hill that provides winter views of the lake, was one of the first built in the community. The surrounding homes developed later and that ate away at the wooded setting do not live up to the work of Jones, the only one of Wright’s proteges to have received the AIA Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by the American Institute of Architects.