Going Modern on Arizona Avenue

Going Modern on Arizona Avenue

Leah Moss
Jan 14, 2011

When you think Arizona Avenue, "modern" is not usually what comes to mind. The wooded area, home to many ambassadors, is known for its grand traditional residences. But if you drive slowly, you may have noticed a few exceptions, and this week Urban Turf has given us a peek inside a unique home designed by a protege of Mies van der Rohe.

Despite the home's busy pass-through address and walls of windows, the home retains its privacy due to its situation on the property. As Urban Turf points out, the wall of windows is humorously reminiscent of Cameron's dad's garage in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which may or may not be part of the appeal. Whatever the effect of the likeness, the wall of windows makes a perfect compliment to large art collection of the current owner, Ed Able. Ed has arranged the works, mostly made of pieces from DC artists, gallery style which grounds the expansive open floor plan.

To see and learn more about the home, visit the full article on Urban Turf DC.

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