September 9, 2008 Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Kent

1976 3 Pavilion/Dreier-Barton House by Hugh Newell Jacobsen – $1.695 Million

Would you look good in this house? D.C. Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, one of America’s leading architects who opened his practice in 1958, says his “detailing is deliberately sparse and linear in order to enhance the spaces within and without. People look good in my buildings.” The award-winning 3/2 home in the Kent neighborhood is the only residence by Jacobsen in D.C. to feature his simple, gabled pavilion-style design. In addition to selling the property, owner Peter F. Hapstak, an architect and principal with CORE Architecture and Design, is opening his house for an AIA-DC-sponsored tour that will be held Sept 28. Click here for details.

Once interesting note: The item for the tour says that Hapstak “saved the house from a developer’s wrecking ball in 2001.” The current listing says the sale of the property is a “stunning opportunity for builder who wants big lot or modernist who wants update this dream home.” Hopefully, someone like Hapstak will come along and prevent the house from meeting the wrecking ball once again.