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October 29, 2008 Bethesda Maryland, Deck House

Updated: 1977 Deck House in Bethesda – $999K (Sold for $830K)

Before there was the pre-fab dwell homes by Empyrean, there was the Deck House. This new listing is for a 1977 Deck House located here on a more than half acre wooded lot in Bethesda.

Deck House, Inc. was founded in 1959 by William Berkes, a pioneer in post and beam building systems. The Deck House features post and beam construction with exposed Douglas fir beams, wooden ceiling, and mahogany windows and trim. This 6/3 home features the plan’s tongue and groove vaulted ceilings, what look like original cabinets in the kitchen and prominent sloping carport jutting out from the front of the house. The entire rear of the house is glass, including sliding glass doors leading out to the tree-surrounded deck.

In 1995, Deck House merged with Acorn Structures, which was founded in 1947. The firm was renamed Empyrean International in 2005, the same year that the dwell home by Empyrean brand was developed. The combined companies have built more than 20,000 homes.

Compare images of this Bethesda house with this vintage shot on the Empyrean web site.

Thanks to long-time reader Michael in Reston for the tip off on this one.