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Charles Wagner-designed mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve.

July 7, 2020 Moyaone Reserve Accokeek MD

Sold: Historic Charles Wagner Design in Moyaone Reserve

This historic Charles Wagner Design in Moyaone Reserve is a mid-century modern-inspired 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home with studio space on 5 acres. Wagner was a noted modernist, who worked with Charles Goodman and Louis Kahn. The property, known as the Odell House, is designated as a historic property by the Maryland Historic Trust (MHT). We received multiple offers and sold it before it went on the market. (Photos by Tod Connell.)

Charles Wagner-designed mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve.

“The Odell House is significant as the penultimate late-Midcentury-Modern residential work of Charles F. Wagner, Jr. in the Moyaone Reserve,” the MHT says in its designation. “Wagner is linked both to the colony’s early days (he was close friends with Alice and Henry Ferguson of Hard Bargain Farm) and the postwar reimagining of the area as an environmental preserve for family life. The Ferguson’s “enduring legacy of conservation and community”1 was expanded by Wagner and his colleagues after World War II. The persistence and desirability of Wagner’s aesthetic can be seen in the 18 total houses designed by him and built in Accokeek from 1946-1978. The Odell House’s significance is enhanced by its intact setting and materials and is further significant as an example of how Wagner’s aesthetic evolved to accommodate trends in Modern design and residential construction.”

Dining room in Charles Wagner-designed mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve.

This home features high ceilings, exposed metal I-beams, warm Maple floors, skylights, and walls of glass on two sides. 36-inch stainless Vulcan gas range. The seller has invested in many new updates including a shingle roof (2017), Carrier HVAC and furnace (2017), 6” galvanized box gutters (2016), full-lite doors (2016), electrical panel (2015), double-paned window glass replacement (2017), exterior staining (2017), Radon mitigation system (2017), commercial range, and much more. Plumbing for an additional bathroom in lower level.  The house is on well and septic.

Charles Wagner-designed mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve.

Moyaone Reserve is a heavily wooded community of 180 mostly mid-century modern and contemporary homes situated along the Potomac River contiguous to Piscataway National Park. Moyaone Reserve real estate–all homes on five or more acres–was designed by the likes of architects Charles Wagner and Charles Goodman.  Moyaone is located in Accokeek, Maryland, just 20 miles south of Capitol Hill.

Charles Wagner-designed mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve.

Charles Wagner-designed mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve.

Charles Wagner-designed mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve.