July 17, 2012 Forest Hills
Hal Esten-Design in Forest Hills for Rent – $9,500/Month
The 1951 Hal Esten-designed Marcus House in Forest Hills is for rent for $9,500 a month. Esten, who worked for Charles Goodman before launching his own successful firm, designed many award-winning homes throughout the DC area. The Marcus House has 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms and features a spectacular open two-story living-dining space. Below are some vintage shots of the home from one of Esten’s marketing books that I received from the family when I sold Hal’s own house in Hammond Wood in Maryland. This home and others designed by Hal are convey the real beauty of mid-century modern architecture at the highest levels.