Although this unique home sits in DC's Colonial Village neighborhood there is nothing colonial about it. The first thing you notice about the modernist gem, designed by and for the original owner architect David Baker, is the windows…the walls of windows which allow unobstructed views of Rock Creek park and lend the home a treehouse vibe.
Rock Creek park crawls around a good portion of Northwest, providing an idyllic green space and forest-like setting to the neighborhoods on its borders. What it doesn't often provide is ample amounts of natural light due to the plethora of mature trees, and that's what seems to set this home apart. Baker made up for the vast shade by sprawling windows on all sides of the home.
Now that the children of current owners Gary Bivings and Isabelle Blanco have left the nest, the family is letting go of their spacious digs. Anyone have an extra million lying around?
For more details and pictures, including exterior shots, check out Mark Wellborn's full article on Urban Turf DC.