Here is my latest mid-century modern listing. I will be holding an Open House on Sunday, Feb 9 from 1 to 4 pm. The house is priced at$495K. The custom 1964 mid-century modern by Charles F. Dettor, AIA, is set on 2 private acres in the idyllic Ashton Pond. The centerpieces of the house are the dramatic curving, open-tread stairwell made of walnut imported from Germany and the upper level with soaring ceilings and full-length skylight. (Photos by Todd Connell.)
The 3 bed/2.5 bath brick home featuring a side-gable design has a total estimated square footage of more than 2,400 with an additional 605 square feet in the two-car garage that is connected to the house via a breezeway.
Before branching off on his own, Dettor worked earlier in his career for the renown Charles M. Goodman and helped design the Officers Club at Andrews Air Force Base.
The three-level house is entered on the middle level, which includes the expansive living room, a bedroom and full bathroom. The living room features bamboo flooring, brick walls and large end-wall fireplace with slate surround. The mid-century vibe is complete with built-in wet bar, storage cabinets and shelving nook for your vintage finds.
The airy and bright upper level with the expansive skylight includes two bedrooms and full bathroom with double sinks. The master bedroom is marked by a large transom window over the door. All the bedrooms have two closets and brand-new carpeting.
The lower, walk-out level includes the kitchen and dining room, a half bath and large storage space, including wine closet. The kitchen features updated quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, glass tile back splash and original wood walls with built-in vintage wall phone (not working).
The ceramic floor carries into the dining room, which opens via sliding doors to a blue-slate patio.
The house has double pane windows, a brand-new oil furnace and has custom, high-end thermal drapes along the walls of glass. The house is accessed via a long gravel approach to the circular driveway and two-car garage.
Ashton Pond residents have access to the neighborhood pond where they can fish, swim, boat and gather during the warm months. The house is close to shopping and restaurants in Olney, Clarksville, Cloverly and Highland. Located just off New Hampshire Avenue, the house is within commuting distance to D.C., Columbia, and Baltimore. The ICC, I-95 and Georgia Avenue, among other commuter routes, are easily accessible.