Floor plan

This custom contemporary in Maryland evokes a work of art

Known as the black and white house, this custom contemporary home reveals its stunning architectural beauty the moment you step into the car. Situated on a one-acre wooded lot, the five-bedroom home was built in 2007 by David Jamessona renowned local contemporary architect.

“David Jameson is one of two modern architects in our area and he designed and built this custom home,” says the listing agent. Anna Macler of Long & Foster Real Estate. “It’s really unique because of the way the house is located. It’s on a slope with a forest, and the way the light and shadows move through the space is truly a work of art.

Throughout the 6,366 square feet of sleek space, the open floor plan features large windows to let in as much light as possible. Stunning views of the beautiful gardens and treetops from floor to ceiling windows or bay windows that span the entire home.

“The concrete floors radiate heat, and the steel, windows, and roof are all commercial grade,” notes Mackler. “You get two-level height with the wall of windows rising. Everything in the house is custom made. Every bedroom has stunning windows and the master suite has a beautiful spa-like bathroom with a rain shower and a separate tub.”

Located inside the ring road and minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Bethesda, the stylish home also offers a variety of luxury amenities — think a temperature-controlled wine cellar, fully equipped Gaggenau kitchen with custom cabinetry and two stainless steel islands, and a sunken living room. In keeping with the modern design, there is also an extra tall three car garage.

“The rooms go from cold to warm and welcoming,” explains the agent. “The house has such a great vibe. The owners are lovers of modern architecture and it’s just a beautiful house. I think the windows and the light are some of the best features of this house. There’s such a “wow factor” when you walk in because you’ve never seen anything like it before.

While Mackler thinks the next buyer might be someone with a distinct love for contemporary and modern architecture, that might not be the case.

“What’s interesting is that we staged the house as an accessible contemporary house because we wanted to open it up to other people who might not have known they were interested in modern design. “, explains Mackler. “We wanted to make it feel like anyone could live here, not just someone who loves contemporary architecture. After viewing the property, you might find out how much you love modern design.

Long & Foster Real Estate has the listing for 6401 Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda, Maryland. The asking price is $3.75 million.


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