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May 20, 2009 Chevy Chase Maryland

(Sold – $1.19 Million; 7/09) 1950 Chloethiel Woodward Smith ‘Upside-Down’ MCM in Chevy Chase – $1.28 million

Take a look at this rare mid-century modern gem designed by leading Washington modernist architect Chloethiel Woodward Smith (think Southwest D.C., Waterview Townhouses in Reston, the Metro station at National Airport, etc.). This 4/2.5 flat-roof home, located in Somerset Heights in Chevy Chase, is one of Smith’s award winning “upside-down” houses. The entrance of the two-story house is on the top level, which contains the home’s four bedrooms and two full baths. See picture below of the tree views from the bedrooms. The kitchen (restored ’50s cabinets and vintage Frigidaire stove), dining room and living room are located on the lower level of the house, which was updated in 1987. The extensive wood built-ins fit nicely with the original MCM design.

Look at all the glass and wood in the entranceway.

Nice walls of glass on the back of the house

A tree view from one of the upper-level bedrooms

The kitchen has restored vintage cabinets
and a vintage Frigidaire stove.