Endangered: Earliest MCM on Crail Drive – $1.030 Million

7200 Crail Dr.

This 1957 house on 1.15 acres on Crail Drive in Bethesda is listed for $1.030 million is being marketed as a tear down. Still owned by the original owners, the house was the first home built on the modern-packed street, according to Montgomery County Architectural History Specialist Clare Lise Kelly, who recently wrote  Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979. Crail Drive features a concentration of custom mid-century modern homes on large lots in the woods. Some of the homes were designed by the likes of leading modernists Harold Esten, Hewell Newell Jacobsen and Jack Cohen. A few years ago, one home by Esten was leveled and replaced with a massive traditional-exterior clad house. Will a modernist buy and save this one?

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March 3rd, 2016

Mid-Century Mike


3 to “Endangered: Earliest MCM on Crail Drive – $1.030 Million”

  1. Scott says:

    I sure hope someone can save this one….wish I could!

  2. This house has amazing potential

  3. Jim Cavender says:

    That is a shame, she’s really “tired”. Needed help years ago. But certainly could be brought back to life with an sizeable investment. Beautiful lot. Just takes a person with imagination and money. Good Luck old girl!

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