The Takoma Park House is a stunning contemporary home located in the quaint and historic city of Takoma Park, MD—well-known in the area for its tradition of detached bungalow homes. The sleek rectangular design stands out for multiple reasons, the most striking being how the elegant form of the modern structure reflects and refracts the nature surrounding it.
Designed by renowned architect Robert Nichols, the three-bedroom, three-bath, 3,650-square-foot home was completed in October 2016, and awarded the Silver Trophy A’Design Award from the A’Design Awards and Competition in 2017. Now on the market, the award-winning property features soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, a show-stealing concrete fireplace, and numerous high-end touches throughout.
The structure’s natural fiber cement exterior keeps with the rustic character of the home’s setting. The first-floor living area features a bright and open plan, a private guest room, a thoughtfully-designed modern kitchen and dining room, high ceilings, good lighting, and large expanses of glass providing views of the surrounding forest and nearby creek while flooding the house with sunlight throughout the year.
The living room is anchored by a distinctive concrete fireplace marking the central intersection of the home, its painted metal flue spanning the height of the volume.
The second floor includes the master bedroom, a second bedroom, a balcony, a library and an outdoor deck. A bridge stretches across the two-story interior space, connecting the library to the bedroom above the kitchen and living areas.
Despite the open plan and ample glazing, the home maintains a strong sense of privacy thanks to its carefully organized public and private spaces.
As Nichols explains, "The spatial organization of the house is based on a programmatic separation between public and private areas. The family in the household is intended to have a private space for sleeping and bathing. The private part of the house is located on the entry side and faces land, woods, and road. The public spaces where the family gathers and entertains are at the rear of the house, overlooking the creek in the park."
206 Domer Ave is now being listed by Stephanie McGovern of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty who can be contacted at 202-368-7198 (mobile) or 301-967-3344 (office).