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This contemporary home in the Palisades was originally built in 1961, and modernized by locally renowned modern architect David Jameson in 2003. The couple worked with David to completely transform the home, inside and out. They gutted and replaced the original finishes and fixtures with modern staples like floor-to-ceiling glass pane windows, floating stairs and even an aquatic garden. Now, the home is a surprisingly peaceful retreat, within an easy 20-minute drive of downtown D.C. (Image: Courtesy Contemporary Listings Group/ TTR Sotheby's International Realty Group)

This modern gem in the Palisades is a horticulturist's delight and is less than $2M

There is such beauty in a historic home -- imagining what life was like for its previous occupants, knowing exactly what floorboard creaks even when you tiptoe, and even reveling in the semi-disheveledness because it tells a story. But there is definitely something to be said for creating something beautiful and new from a previously loved piece of land. And for the home standing on 2355 Nebraska Ave., this is one of those stories.

Originally built in 1961, the structure remained exactly as it was until 2003 when the current owners bought the home with a clear vision in mind. They brought in locally renowned modern architect David Jameson to help them completely transform the property into the modern marvel we see today. Original finishes and fixtures were gutted and replaced by modern staples, such as floor-to-ceiling glass pane windows, floating stairs and even an aquatic garden. One of the current owners is an avid horticulturalist, and spent the past 10-15 years cultivating the property’s immaculate gardens. As if that wasn't enough to make this home a horticulturist's absolute dream, the property sits on the southern tip of Battery-Kemble Park, providing gorgeous lush green views in spring and summer and autumnal foliage in the fall.

We cannot get enough of the gorgeous lighting throughout the home, particularly in the sun-filled foyer and breakfast nook where we want to spend all of our Sundays reading the paper and sipping coffee. The kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line everything, including unique features like a high-powered gas burner for wok cooking and an indoor wood-burning grill.

HOUSE SPECS:

  • Neighborhood: Palisades
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 partial
  • Size: 3,703 square feet
  • Stories: 4
  • Price: $1,988,000
  • Extra Goodies: Beautiful view of Battery Kemble Park; majestic lily pond in he aquatic garden; floating stairs; floor-to-ceiling glass pane windows; high-powered gas burner for wok cooking; indoor wood-burning grill; unfinished absemen for storage; two fireplaces;

In case you were one of the few folks who didn't hop into the photo gallery straight away, scroll back to the top and take a tour through this stunning home! For more information, please see the full listing here, offered by Jesse Grimste and Ron Mangas of the Contemporary Listings Group at TTR Sotheby's International Realty.

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