GDoN “designed by renowned modern architect Walter Gropius!” edition

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm 13 Comments

2838 Chain Bridge Road Northwest

This house is located at 2838 Chain Bridge Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Exceptional Contemp. Kent home designed by renowned modern architect Walter Gropius! 5,600 SF w/ open & SUNLIT Main level w/ vaulted ceilings, soaring floor to ceiling windows stretching the length of the back of the house, 6 BR, 4 FBA, 2HBA, & fully finished LL! Expansive and professionally landscaped yard w/ swimming pool, entertaining terrace, and tennis court, all on a massive 1.25 acre lot!”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4 full/2 half bath is going for $3,750,000.

  • petworther

    OMG I would buy that in a heartbeat. That place is a steal at any price.
    Wish the photos were higher res so I could get a good luck at the pottery collection.

    • The OP Anon

      It’s a great price for such a large lot within the city boundaries. A developer would carve this up into 5 parcels.
      The interiors are a little outdated, but it has lovely bones. Those windows are great.

    • Q

      Plug the address into Zillow and you can see larger, higher-res shots. I just spent quite some time on the slide show, salivating and fantasizing.

  • anonymous

    How do you afford 30k in taxes on top of everything else? :(

    • wdc

      Wouldn’t even make a dent in the interest income from your powerball win, even after you pay the taxes on the winnings, buy the house, buy another couple houses, buy matching Teslas for all residents, take an ultra luxury six month cruise around the world, etc.

  • Suse

    That was the home of John and June Hechinger. http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jan/20/local/me-passings20.1
    …end of an era.

  • That’s a super cool house, those windows are the bees knees kid.

  • LittleBluePenguin

    Gorgeous landscaping!

  • Anon

    That’s one unfortunate last name.

    • saf

      I thought that too.

    • The OP Anon

      A Gropius house is pretty rare. He’s the founder of the Bauhaus movement.
      This really is an absurdly low price for an architectural gem on such a big lot. I hope it’s protected. This is the equivalent of buying a Frank Lloyd Wright property (but even rarer since Gropius primarily built in Europe).

      • Q

        +1 (But his name does still sometimes make my inner 5-year-old giggle.)

  • ECfromDC

    Beautiful …. it’d be nice if I were a millionaire.


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