Haus Schwatz: Cati's DC Real Estate


The Sky Is The Limit

It was an accident, but I just love it!  I went around an upcoming new listing today, a very cool mid-century "California Modern," and snapped a few casual pictures with my little old Lumix.  They were by no means for publication but just to help my memory as I'm starting to put together some info and description for the brochures. 

This one was taken from the outside, through a wall-to-ceiling window.  Because of the reflection, I couldn't really see the picture until I downloaded it.  And guess what -- the floating ceiling had softly taken off!

One of the revolutionary and enduring principles of 20th century modern architecture is the idea to integrate indoor living space with the surrounding outdoors.  I don't think that concept could be illustrated any better than this!

© 2012, Catarina Bannier


Comment balloon 5 commentsCatarina Bannier • April 15 2011 04:47PM


What a great photo.  It sure brings to life the idea of bringing the outdoors in.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 8 years ago

Leah--doesn't it?  And the house already does a good job on its own.  :-)  True modern and contemporary homes make up such a small sliver of the DC market that it's always a nice break from the darker colonials and Tudors to walk into one of them.

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Compass) over 8 years ago

Cati, that looks so different that the house we all toured!  What a difference a roof makes.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Love this photo...and yes, it reminds me a lot of some of the mid-1950's Eichler homes around the area.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 8 years ago

This is great - who needs a ceiling anyways??

Posted by Alisa Delice, Professional Realtor in Maryland & Washington, DC (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago