GDoN “this home offers a lens into the forest” edition

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm 22 Comments


I was having some issues with the real estate section so here’s one I got emailed yesterday – it’s from the same developer behind the Lionel Ritchie house. This one is located at 2710 Brandywine Street, NW. The listing says:

“From every vantage point, every room, every moment, the experience of this home offers a lens into the forest; a home that ushers in the surrounding natural habitat.

Built during an era known for being more boisterous and avant-garde, the angular architecture of 2710 Brandywine maintains an affection for mid-century modern design with open living spaces highlighted by the openness to nature, clean-lines of both refined and natural materials.

The land parcel reaches from Brandywine to Broad Branch as part of an exclusive, little-known pocket cul-de-sac of 20 custom homes. It is a green and lush environment with mature trees and a perfectly haphazard cultivation of undergrowth. The intentional gardens are delicate and balanced. Slate stairs lead to the main entrance from Brandywine, while access to the garage and rear entrance is from Broad Branch.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/5.5 bath is going for $2,300,000.

  • Caroline

    I just finished In a Dark, Dark Wood (anyone else read it?) and this is EXACTLY how I pictured the house where the murder took place.

    • kittycatbob

      I did! Loved it.

  • Kingman Park

    Love the windows but there is something very cold about this home.

    • Anon

      This is the kind of house where it’s easy to imagine throwing a fabulous party, but harder to envision a Netflix and Chill night.

    • jumpingjack

      I agree, but I think that with different decor it could be amazing. I love the windows and the horizontal lines of the decks. But that wine room is super creepy.
      What I don’t love are giant windows when the neighbor’s houses are so nearby. You’d either need to keep the shades down often or provide a view of your entire house. Interesting to me that there’s an open house this evening at 6, when that will be very apparent.

  • Anon

    Aside from the total lack of curb appeal it’s a nice house. I do think it’s funny that they staged the wine cellar but not most of the other rooms.

  • petworther

    The choices in artwork are… curious?

    • Pixie

      I love the painting of the fried eggs in skillets.

      • Caroline

        I’m partial to the hippo in the bedroom.

        • Anon

          Wow they really like bananas.

        • Emmaleigh504

          I’m disappointed it’s not a rhinoceros.

  • mmm

    Wow, it sold 6 months ago for a million dollars less than the current asking price. That must be some renovation.

  • Anon

    I have that blue couch! It’s World Market.

  • wdc

    If I were buying a $2M-3M house, it would be one of these modern ones in the woods. Overall, I really love it.
    But wow, that master suite contains a lot of bad decisions.

  • arthurc110

    Can you say ‘box effect in full affect’? And whats up with that façade/siding -if changed this could be a killer house but like this I find it hard to take. Interior seems a little forced but then again you’d probably get a different vibe seeing it live instead of in photographs…Why so many bathrooms?

  • Bob

    Love it, but there are some really curious design elements that make it feel out of wack.

    The bathroom with the blue tub and toilet feels like it belongs in a different house, and the floor tile is way too busy. Also, the hardwood floor selection is very busy for a house leaning towards minimalism.

    Most importantly, the front door. The front door has colonial curvature and insets. However, every other door appears to be flat and contemporary. By having an out of place front door, it makes the whole space seem confused and inconsistent. It would be the very first thing I would replace if I bought the house.

    • spookiness

      I kinda like that they left it.

    • Yeah, that front door is a Home Depot special and out of character with the design of the home.

    • The OP Anon

      Ha, the first thing I noticed was the door, too. It’s like they transplanted it directly from a classic Mid-Atlantic colonial. So bizarre and out of sync with the rest of the house.

  • “From every vantage point, every room, every moment”
    Not from the pooper!

  • Emmaleigh504

    I like it.

  • Rich

    I like the exterior design, but these “community” is basically too many houses on an old estate w/o much privacy, but with enough yard for upkeep. I don’t know if it’s bad staging or what, but the inside just looks like its meant to reflect or appeal to someone with lots of money but frankly no taste. Minimalism works better with a different, more compatible “aesthetic”.


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