Archive for the ‘Harold Esten’

Appreciation: Harold L. Esten, FAIA

Sad news to report. Harold Esten, FAIA, one of Washington’s leading modernist architects, passed away in February at the age of 94. I was lucky to meet with Hal and his wife Alice before they moved to California to be closer to family. I was honored to list their house in Hammond Wood, which Hal […]

Custom Mid-Century Modern For Rent in Mohican Hills

The Harold Esten-designed Jasper House in Bethesda will be available for rent for $4,700 a month plus utilities. The 1966 custom mid-century neo-classical pavilion is set back on a 1/4 acre mature-treed lot in the Mohican Hills section of Glen Echo Heights. The white brick and glass design with red doors and blue panels reflects the influences […]

Modern Snapshot: Hal Esten’s Halex House

The Hal Esten-designed Halex House at 814 Thayer Ave. in Silver Spring, which served as the headquarters of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) for 35 years, is slated to become a four-story apartment building. The NAD sold the building for $4 million in 2006. The Planning Board approved plans for the apartment building in […]

Hal Esten-Design in Forest Hills for Rent – $9,500/Month

The 1951 Hal Esten-designed Marcus House in Forest Hills is for rent for $9,500 a month. Esten, who worked for Charles Goodman before launching his own successful firm, designed many award-winning homes throughout the DC area. The Marcus House has 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms and features a spectacular open two-story living-dining space. Below are some vintage […]

Arts & Architecture Highlights the Work of Harold Esten

I’m looking forward to the open house tomorrow (or today, if you are reading this on Sunday) at the Esten House from 1 to 4 p.m. As I mentioned in my post about the listing, you will have the opportunity to see more of Harold Esten’s work displayed in the house (see above picture of his […]

My New Listing: Custom MCM in Hammond Wood – $749K: Open 5/1 (1-4pm)

For those who have been following the site for some time, you have seen my previous posts about the Jasper House I sold in Mohican Hills and the architect who designed it, Harold Lionel Esten, FAIA. I am now privileged to be listing Esten’s own award-winning home. The house was given a Merit Award for […]

My Goodman Under Contract, New Listings on Market

My custom Charles Goodman listing in Hollin Hills that I wrote about here went under contract this week. For those who like that house, I have two more listings coming up that you may enjoy. The custom Esten House in Hammond Wood by leading D.C. mid-century modern architect Halold Esten and a Goodman in Crest Park on […]

Endangered: 1966 Harold Esten Mid-Century Modern – $895K

The price on this Harold Esten-designed mid-century modern in Bethesda has recently dropped from $1 million to $895K. Esten, a leading mid-century modern architect here in the D.C. area, designed the flat-roof house for the Stokes family. The house has been vacant for some time and needs extensive work so it is now being marketed […]

Price Drop: 1966 Custom MCM in Bethesda – $985K

The price on my listing for this custom Harold Esten-designed mid-century modern in Bethesda has been reduced $90,000 to $985K. The neo-classical pavilion is set back on a 1/4 acre mature-treed lot in desirable Mohican Hills. Lovingly cared for by the original owners, the home features a stone entry foyer leading to its two levels […]