May 28, 2014 Mid-Century Modern

1979 ‘Octagon’ Home in Davidsonville – $774K

Davidsonville is a semi-rural community between Washington and Annapolis, with many 1970s contemporary homes near the water. This For Sale by Owner was built in 1979 and designed by architect Douglas S. Harford, AIA. It is listed for $774K. ┬áThe home–in the shape of an octagon–is nearly 5,000 square feet on one level and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is sited on a 2 acre lot at the end of cul-de-sac, backing to woods and a stream. All of the rooms ring the two-story central atrium, which houses a 33 foot-long heated pool.

The living room and dining room (both with original teak parquet floors), kitchen and family room all look to the atrium with floor to ceiling windows, and have direct access to the pool deck. The common rooms also have direct outdoor access to the gardens and slate paved patio and walks. The current owners have restored or renovated the entire house during the past 13 years.