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Most Expensive Homes on the Market: A $2.195 Million Award-Winning Modern Home in Bethesda

Architect David Jameson designed the place as his personal residence­—and it’s been honored eight times.

This one’s for the modern architecture aficionados: Designed by acclaimed contemporary architect David Jameson­—and once used as his own personal residence—this light-flooded Bethesda home is built to center around a large interior courtyard, outfitted with a volcanic rock gas fireplace and laid with bluestone terrace. The home’s California-inspired design allows the open layout, huge picture windows and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to fill nearly every room with natural light and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space. This home, dubbed “Jigsaw,” has snagged eight awards for its contemporary design—including several honors from the American Institute of Architects. Among the home’s highlights: On the first floor, there’s a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and an 18-foot teak island, an adjoining family room with more custom teak cabinetry, another volcanic rock gas fireplace surrounded by travertine and flamed granite, and glass doors that lead to the pool area, a two-story living room with 20-foot ceilings, a library with floating bookshelves, and the main-level master suite, which features a sitting area, dressing suite, master bath with a custom vanity, hanging medicine cabinets, marble counters, limestone floors, and a freestanding soaking tub, plus a master study that overlooks the private front garden. On the second floor, there’s a playroom, two bedrooms and a bathroom, while on the lower level there’s another bedroom with a private entrance, a full bath, a media room and a laundry room. Outside, sandstone and steel walls and a Spanish cedar and stainless steel gate create a private oasis for the property, and in back, there’s a saline pool, spa, and a built-in Viking outdoor grill. The home listed at $2.195 million. Keep reading for a tour, then head to Washington Fine Properties for more details.

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