Leon Brown & Thomas Wright, FAIA

Exceptional Living: A Bauhaus Oasis in the City

Notable Sale Sold

Leon Brown & Thomas Wright, FAIA

Exceptional Living: A Bauhaus Oasis in the City


This stunning custom mid-century modern was designed for luxurious living in a green, resort-like setting on a private 12,600 sq. ft. lot in the prestigious and convenient Washington neighborhood of Kent. Designed in 1961 by prominent Washington architects Leon Brown, FAIA, and Thomas Wright, FAIA, the three bedroom, four full bathroom home with den, walls of glass and stunning open kitchen-dining living space has been meticulously renovated by the current owners. The flat-roof design heavily reflects the influence of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius who was chairman of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Department of Architecture during Wright’s studies at the school. The house is a stellar example of the tenets of modernism: an absence of ornamentation and rationality meets functionality. Walls of glass nest seamlessly into wood frames, floating wall bases create a unique visual appeal of the white walls Ÿ__ perfect for hanging art. Even the doorframes are mounted inside the walls to reduce unneeded decoration. The house is truly one of the most remarkable properties in the nation’s capital.


  • Property ID: 1077
  • Living Area: 2500 sf
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Property Status: Notable Sale, Sold
  • Architect: Leon Brown & Thomas Wright, FAIA
  • Prop-State: DC

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  • Address 3025 Arizona Avenue NW
  • City Washington
  • State/county DC
  • Zip/Postal Code 20016
  • Country United States

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