While the historic town of Kensington in Montgomery County, founded in 1873, may be best known for “Antique Row” of quaint stores, it’s also home to an unusual contemporary-style residence recently listed for sale at $960,000.

The owner/architect completed the home at 10305 Metropolitan Ave. in Kensington in 2013 and has been living there and adding to it for the past two years. Now he’s ready to focus on his next architectural project and has decided to sell this property.

The modern home, constructed of Hardiplank siding, includes a wood front porch, landscaped grounds and a wood rear porch overlooking the surrounding parkland.

The four-bedroom, three-bath home has 9- and 10-foot-high ceilings, an open floor plan, oversized windows, recessed lighting and Brazilian Koa hardwood flooring. The main level has a two-story foyer with a custom-made stained red oak staircase, a bedroom or office with a large full bath with tiles floors and a walk-in shower, an open living room with a glass-paned gas fireplace, a separate dining room and a kitchen with wood block counters and a sleek breakfast bar elevated on steel rods.

On the second floor are a master bedroom overlooking parkland, a full hall bath with a walk-in shower, two more bedrooms, another full bath and a loft area surrounded by windows.

For more information, contact real estate agent Cynthia Howar with Washington Fine Properties at 202-297-6000 or cynthia.howar@wfp.com.

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