With its façade rendered in stone, stucco, metal and glass arranged with contemporary flair, this home stands apart from its more traditionally-styled neighbors in the eclectic Edgemoor neighborhood in Bethesda. Downsizing to this closer-in neighborhood meant that careful attention was required to maximize the available space within the home. This was accomplished through the extensive use of custom cabinetry and built-in millwork to provide organized storage that does not detract from the minimalist design.
The homeowners’ enthusiasm for art, coupled with their desire to have an open-concept floor plan with floor to ceiling windows, led to their clear decision to partner with an interior designer and insure they would have ample space to house their art collection. Large expanses of glass give this modest home a spacious feel and washed it in natural light. This airy openness is further emphasized by a wall of glass along the rear that looks out through the shaded respite of a flagstone-clad screened porch to the landscaped rear yard beyond.