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December 20, 2008 D.C., Forest Hills, Michael Mariani

1971 Expanded and Updated MCM in Forest Hills – $2.475 Million; Open 12/21


This new listing is for a 1971 MCM by architect Michael Mariani, who is said to have been chairman of the architecture department at Catholic University. (I could not find any information about him; I’ll keep looking). The 4/4.5 exterior of the house, located here in D.C.’s Forest Hills, has an Asian modern feel with its low profile and six decks surrounded by Japanese maples and two groves of 50 ft. bamboo trees. Look at the open living room (nice Wassily chairs) with its wall of glass.

The current owners, according to listing agent Rita Liptz, carried out extensive renovations and hired Paul Solon, a Virginia architect, to design a major edition to the original house, including master suite and large two-car garage. The addition is integrated with the original home–now an estimated 5,000 sq. ft.–through a three-story atrium that includes an elevator, a half bath and closet space. See more pictures here or head to the open house tomorrow (Dec. 21) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  1. Anonymous — December 21, 2008 @ 12:23 pm         Reply

    For what it’s worth, I studied architecture at Catholic University from 1969-1974, and don’t recall any mention of Michael Mariani.

  2. Mid-Century Mike — December 21, 2008 @ 7:23 pm         Reply

    Thanks. The agent said that was what she was told, although she had no confirmation. If anyone has inormation on this, let us know.

  3. fashion gal in dc — February 9, 2009 @ 8:14 am         Reply

    what an INCREDIBLE house! Just gorgeous. If I had that kind of $$, I would have bought in a heartbeat. Thanks for posting this house!

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