April 24, 2010 Mid-Century Modern

Post Magazine Highlight’s Another Mid-Century Modern

Hugh Newell Jacobsen's 1976 'Three Linked Pavilions.'

Is there a modern revolution taking place in Washignton? Are people rebelling against traditional homes and the McMansionization of the area? For the second time in a matter of months, the Washington Post magazine is highlighting a nicely updated mid-century home by a leading local modern architect. In February, the cover story detailed the work done on a house originally designed by David Condon for his family. This weekend’s cover story features the mod redo of a 1970 award-winning design by Hugh Newell Jacobsen. The McLean home was featured in House Beautiful in 1972 and endangered before Kara Heitz and David Sylvester bought the property in 2007.  If you are inspired by what Kara and David did with their Jacobsen home and want to keep the revolution going, the Jacobsen-designed home pictured above in Kent is listed for $995K.