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Boxy glass and steel contemporary asks $3.5M

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Designed by the award-winning architect David Jameson

An exterior view of a boxy modern home at night. Photos by Lynn Crane-Wexler of HomeVisit, courtesy of Lauren Davis of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Contemporary homes come in all shapes and sizes, and the latest to cross our desk is this five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath beauty located in Bethesda, Maryland. The original home was constructed in 1969 before it was renovated by Washington, D.C.-based architect David Jameson in 2013.

The renovation added 1,850 square feet to the home—bringing the total to 4,724 square feet—and Jameson used a frame of weathering steel to act as a “portal to the landscape.” Jameson is known for focusing his designs on a show stopping centerpiece, and in this case it’s a glass cube on the home’s second level that is surrounded by an outdoor patio with Potomac River views.

The airy, open concept living spaces on the main floor have soaring ceilings and were designed, according to Jameson, to be “veiled in stucco, acid etched, and transparent glass.” A hand-forged floating staircase leads to the second level, while the kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and a spacious island. Interested? 6415 Dahlongea Road is on the market now for $3,495,000.

An exterior view of a boxy glass and steel home at night with the lights illuminated from the inside.
From the rear of the house you can see how a myriad of boxes intersects with a weathered steel frame.
A living room with a glass cube sunlight, gray fireplace, and contemporary furniture.
The home already features tall ceilings, but the living room is centered around a glass cube that rises into the second story.
A white table with gray dining chairs sits next to a black steel floating staircase.
The dining area sits next to a hand-forged floating staircase.
A kitchen with white counters, stainless steel stove, and wooden cabinets.
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and an island that doubles as an eat-in space.
A large bed sits on a shag gray rug with views out to a patio.
One of the home’s many bedrooms has its own patio.
A covered outdoor patio features lounge couches, a dining table, and a glass cube that looks down into the living room below.
A view of the second story glass cube from the outdoor patio.