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An industrial vibe electrifies this modern Arlington house

(Photo by Dimitri Sagatov Walnut flooring in a chevron pattern creates visual interest. Exposed brick walls add to the warehouse feel, as do the huge panes of glass framed in black.)

When Yuri Sagatov was building this modern home in the Cherrydale neighborhood of Arlington, he turned to a car manufacturer for inspiration.

“We wanted to be the Tesla of homes — really high end and all electric,” said Sagatov of Falls Church-based Sagatov Design + Build.

His goal was to create an energy-neutral home powered by solar and engineered to meet net-zero requirements through the use of LED lighting, a high-end heating and cooling system, and a high performance building envelope.

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The house doesn’t have natural gas. Everything runs on electricity. Because of the north-south orientation of the lot and its corner location, the site sets up well to build a sustainable home.

“There are no possible future shadow issues with trees,” Sagatov said.

The exterior of the house is a combination of brick, mahogany and HardiePlank siding. The brick sections are meant to look like old rowhouses with the mahogany bridging the two together, a nice contrast of rough and smooth textures.

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Those materials are carried forward inside the house to create a vintage, industrial vibe. The sleekness of many modern houses can make them seem cold. This house radiates warmth. Walnut flooring in a chevron pattern creates visual interest. Exposed brick walls add to the warehouse feel, as do the huge panes of glass framed in black.

“We wanted to make it a warm, inviting space but also more modern,” Sagatov said. “We didn’t want it to be super traditional.”

The steel-wrapped ribbon staircase with its open risers and walnut treads is sculptural, yet a functional work of art.

“We wanted the staircase to be an anchoring point of the house,” Sagatov said.

The living spaces are open yet defined. The staircase separates the kitchen and dining areas from the living room and office. The master suite and two additional bedrooms are on the second floor. A fourth bedroom is on the lower level.

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A two-story, light-filled screened porch expands the living space by 200 square feet. Tucked on the side of the house, the porch is a private oasis ideal for big entertaining or cozy family gatherings.

Another private outdoor space is on the top level. The roof terrace offers sweeping views and an outdoor shower. It is connected to a multifunctional rec room with a wet bar.

Built last year, the 4,762-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-bathroom home is listed at $1.879 million.

Listing: 3820 18th St. N, Arlington, Va.

Listing agent: Michelle Sagatov, McEnearney Associates

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