PHOTOS: DC Modern Home Tour to give visitors a peek inside unique properties

The D.C. region is peppered with unique modern homes, and on Saturday residents get a rare chance to go inside some of them.

The D.C. Metro Modern Home Tour showcases a half-dozen homes, with another one serving as a reception area at the end.

“The modernism in D.C. is kind of sneaky, but it’s definitely there,” said Jamie Leasure, founder of the Modern Architecture + Design Society, which is behind the tour of the homes in D.C., and Arlington and Great Falls in Virginia, in partnership with the real estate team at listModern.

“It’s a real look inside what some really unique individuals want to live in, and how they design their own spaces when they don’t have to worry about the conventions of maybe a regular suburban home,” Leasure said.

“We have some really incredible high-end homes that are just miles and miles of glass and high ceilings and amazing interior design.”

Additionally, one of the homes on the tour is completely compostable, Leasure said.

Tour goers are given a map and can visit the homes at their own pace between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. The 12,000-square-foot reception home is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Adult tickets are $40 and can be purchased online. No pets or children under 10 are allowed.

This is the tour’s first in-person appearance in the D.C. area since 2019, because of the pandemic.

Here is a sneak peak:

John Aaron

John Aaron is a news anchor and reporter for WTOP. After starting his professional broadcast career as an anchor and reporter for WGET and WGTY in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he went on to spend several years in the world of sports media, working for Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network Radio, and WTOP.

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