November 6, 2013 Bethesda Maryland

A Modern House to ‘Feel Good In’

Contrast and harmony. That’s how author Thomas Drexel describes the multi award-winning David Jameson designed home in Bethesda I currently have listed for $1.75 million. The home, located in the wonderful Mohican Hills section of Glen Echo Heights, was selected for the recently released book “50 Houses to Feel Good In,” published by Random House (Germany).

“Liveable modern architecture does not need to be a contradiction,” the publisher says in notes for the 240-page beautiful hardback book. “This can be seen in the single-family homes presented here, which combine an inviting, warm feeling with a creative and contemporary design.”

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The color of the Cor-Ten steel matches the color of the surrounding trees during the fall. Photo by Paul Warchol.

Jameson’s  modernist design is constructed of COR-TEN steel, stucco and glass was built to connect with the wooded site and display the work of local artists. “The russet color of the [steel] material provides a direct connection to the surrounding nature, and contrasts attractively with the white plaster walls,” Drexel writes. See the whole chapter on the house (in German.)

The house has already won three top design awards: the 2013 Northern Virginia Chapter AIA Award of Excellence, the 2013 Maryland AIA Award for Residential Architecture and the 2013 Washington DC AIA /Washingtonian Residential Design Award.

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The soaring two-story living room looks out onto the .36 wooded yard. Photo by Paul Warchol.

Elegantly scaled and sited on the deep .36 acre lot with mature trees, the 3,500 square foot home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a top-floor office/4th bedroom with 16-foot ceilings. A 2nd-story deck provides a private outdoor space with seasonal views of the Potomac River.

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A view of the back of the home. The house is beautifully set into the natural surroundings. Photo by Paul Warchol.