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  • $ 1,125,000 USD
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Sq Ft: 3,500
  • Lot Sq Ft: 0.15

Stunning International-Style Home

Designed by prominent local architect Louis Giles, Jr., this stunning International-style home has been completely and meticulously updated by the owners while keeping true to its 1960 modernist design.

The 3,500+ square-foot home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a living room, dining room, den, library, home office, laundry room and finished storage room.The home’s multiple levels cantilever over the primary living space, which features a dramatic 18-foot high ceiling and 18-foot high wall of glass overlooking the main terrace and garden. A small cooling pool with a “sheer descent” waterfall was added in 2008.

The current owners (only the second) selected products, finishes and materials appropriate for the original design, including anodized aluminum, natural and honed slate, walnut veneer and oak hardwoods. Brushed stainless plumbing fixtures were designed by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen in 1960, the year the house was built.

Located in the Brookland/Michigan Park area, the home is close to both Catholic and Howard Universites, Monroe Street Market and is a 15-minute walk to Brookland/CUA on the Red Line. The house is a perfect combination of city location with spectacular “outdoor rooms” defined by water features, retaining walls, terraces, privacy screens, lighting and significant plantings. The current owners are looking for the next stewards of this rare and exceptional example of modernist architecture in Washington.

(Daylight photos by John Cole. Night photos by Elizabeth Felicella.)
Price:$1,125,000 USD
Address:4235 South Dakota Ave. NE
Zip Code:20017
Year Built:1960
Square Feet:3,500
Lot Square Feet:0.15
Pool:Small cooling pool

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