Livable Art Our homes, like our wardrobes, are colorful reflections of ourselves. With a little extra flair, houses can become works of art.

By Hannah Monicken



postmodern$7,995,000
POSTMODERN PAEAN
Bedrooms: 8 Baths: 6 Square feet: 9,522

Set in an enviable spot between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this Bethesda beauty is sure to impress both architecture and art lovers. Upon first glance, you take in a tribute to contemporary art with high, asymmetrical rooftops, floor-to-ceiling windows and a brick and stone exterior. The inside doesn’t fail to dazzle either—from the sculpture-esque foyer staircase to the great room’s butterfly ceiling.—MARC FLEISHER, TRR SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, 202-438-4880.

 

3219huntingtweeddrive-015$999,000
SHIP SHAPE
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 5 Square feet: 6,600

As it’s situated on a street called Hunting Tweed in Owings Mills, you might expect this house to be older, stuffy and vaguely British. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to its unique geometric shape, this contemporary beauty maximizes natural light and space—huge windows and vaulted ceilings add energy. A patio and pool area are more perks. You might have to make more friends for those blowout backyard barbecues. —HARRIETT WASSERMAN, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, INC., 410-484-8322

 

©DavidPipkin
©DavidPipkin

$3,395,000
WHITE SPACE
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4 Square feet: 4,410

Annapolis prides itself on being a truly beautiful city. Overlooking the Severn River, this unique home is undoubtedly the talk of the historic town for its double-rectangle look and modern art-inspired interior. White space is in these days, and this home reflects that. There are open floor plans and then there’s this floor plan, with its artfully placed fireplace columns and loft walkways. MC Escher would approve. —RON MANGAS, JR., TRR SOUTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, 703-319-3344

 

©DavidPipkin
©DavidPipkin

$1,950,000
POST PAVILION
Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 5 Square feet: 6,500

Designed by the prominent contemporary architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, this residence includes all his signature elements. Simple and elegant, it recalls pavilions of old. If that isn’t enough to entice you, this home sits square on the Eastern Shore, with water access and a spacious lot. The extensive built-in shelving and hanging light fixtures give it that extra je ne sais quois to make you the envy of every modernist.—RON MANGAS, JR., TRR SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, 703-319-3344

 

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