Design & Home

Friday Dream House: A Hugh Newell Jacobsen-Designed Home in Chevy Chase

A white clapboard exterior and an ultra-modern interior for $3.1 million.

Here’s a compelling example of not judging a house by its exterior: Though at first glance this Chevy Chase home looks like your average traditional white clapboard home, one step inside reveals an unexpectedly slick interior (and a killer rear patio). Designed by award-winning modern architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen—you may remember him as the creative brain behind this this sleek $10.5 million home in Georgetown—and constructed by Anthony Wilder Design/Build, this Somerset Heights home combines chic contemporary design with a California-style indoor-outdoor layout. Highlights? There’s dramatic glossy red cabinetry in the kitchen and an inviting vaulted-ceiling sun porch—but the main draw of this place is that glass back wall, inset patio, and slender pool. Mod-cool perfection. 

The six-bedroom home is listed at $3.1 million. Look inside below, then go to Long & Foster for the complete details.


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