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About

Not interested in Colonials? Neither am I.

If you are looking to buy or sell a mid-century modern home in Maryland, Virginia or DC, you have come to the right place. I am a mid century real estate agent who focuses exclusively on listing and marketing mid-century modern and modern homes.

I have sold more than $100 million in modern real estate since 2009. Modern Capital has been recognized by the Washington Post, Bethesda Magazine, DC Magazine and other publications as the go-to source for mid-century modern real estate in the D.C. area.

A former journalist and top-level communications professional, I bring a personal passion for mid-century modern design and architecture and market directly to buyers seeking mid-century modern, modern and contemporary homes.

I am a licensed Realtor with Compass in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. Call 301-503-6171 or e-mail  me at [email protected] to discuss your home’s architecture, history and value in today’s modern real estate market.

Modern Capital’s Beginning

When my wife, daughter and I moved back to Washington in 2005, I started looking for a resource about mid-century modern homes and neighborhoods in the area. I couldn’t find anything, so I started the Modern Capital blog.

This website is an extension of the support I provide to clients as a mid century real estate agent. It is dedicated to covering mid-century modern and modern real estate, design and events in the D.C. area. It also is committed to raising awareness and supporting efforts to preserve the region’s mid-century modern architecture.

This passion for informing people about the variety of mid-century modern homes in the area and an intense interest from readers looking for a real estate professional who understands and appreciates this type of architecture, led me to pursue my real estate license.

I am a proud supporter of the Docomomo-US, the National Building Museum, and the biennial Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour. I also serve as a founding Board Member of Docomomo DC.

–Michael Shapiro

Modern Luxury DC Real Estate Awards 2020
Hollin Hills Tour SponsorTop Agent Washingtonian 2020