This beautiful unique home, featured in over 20 international publications, including Architectural Digest, was designed & furnished in 1980 and recently updated in 2010 by world-renowned Washington D.C. architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Strategically positioned on the 2.7 acre lot, the park-like drive leading to the home’s circular driveway allows for viewing the home at all angles, and taking in the architects ability to blend modern architecture with a traditional German farmhouse. The front facade with its Telescope design, cedar clapboard siding, brick foundation and raised panel front door draws you into the traditional feel of this home, but that’s where the style of the home flows into the modern era, with its steel framed angular glass on the exposed sides and rear of the home. Once inside, natural light floods into the home at all angles from the numerous skylights, sliding glass doors and three-story south-facing glass wall, truly a departure from a traditional colonial-style residence.
This 4 bedroom & 4 full and 3 bath home has over 5,000 square feet above grade on 3 levels with an additional 900+ sq.ft finished game-room on the lower level. The 3-story open foyer is accented by Pennsylvania bluestone floors and an exquisite view of the rear patio and fountain with floating steps.The spacious formal living room has 2 walls of windows bringing the outside in and highlights a mature grove of dogwood and the back patio and landscape. The home features a formal dining room with a soaring vaulted ceiling, custom designed built-in buffets and open mirrored curio shelving.One cannot overlook the modern top of the line appliances, ample cabinetry and countertops in the bright kitchen, including a center island with JennAir cooktop and grill, two deep pantries, Sub-Zero side-by-side, double convection ovens & warming drawer. The kitchen, dining room and living room all feature 8 sliding glass doors that open to a 2-level Pennsylvania flagstone patio and fountain. The patio extends along the entire rear of the home, perfect for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.The library is a few steps away from the kitchen, and has a wall of trademark Jacobsen egg crate style bookshelves with built-in file drawers, retractable screen and video/projector cabinet. The open riser circular staircase provides visual interest and access to all levels of the house.
The second-floor Master Suite is complete with plush wool carpeting, architectural designed bedside tables and reading lamps, surround sound Klipsch speakers, master dressing area with ample built-ins, closets and storage and a sitting-room with views to the garden and dogwood grove. Central to the design of the Master Bath is the double oversized custom shower, floating vanities and a free-standing soaking tub, all featuring Dornbracht fixtures. The second bedroom is an en-suite (as are all the bedrooms), its streamlined built-in desk area and bedside tables add to the overall charm of the home. A full-sized walk-in cedar closet, small ‘secret’ reading room and attic storage can be accessed from this bedroom. The third level is adorned by a vaulted ceiling, skylights and a wall of windows. Privacy for the sleeping end of this room was created with a custom built-in divider and with the walk-in closets and drawers at both ends of this space, make this an ideal bedroom and/or office. The other areas & features of this modern day masterpiece include the oversized mudroom, the 4th bedroom (again the presence of trademark bookshelves with sewing table & seating machine, hidden ironing board, private bath), plentiful pocket doors and closets galore. First floor laundry room with outside and basement entrance through oversized barn doors make this area possible as an additional garage space. The secret zen garden complete with waterfall pond and natural woodland paths create that perfect outdoor haven.