LED lights in the shower that bathe a user in color, and a reclaimed wood accent wall near the fireplace. Artisan hand-baked clay tiles as a kitchen backsplash, and a bathroom exhaust fan that turns on and off through a sensor.
A barn door on the master bedroom closet and upper kitchen cabinets that lower to the counter with the touch of a button, eliminating the need for a step stool.
“D.C.-area buyers are ahead of the curve in terms of their high expectations for their homes,” said Kimberly Casey, an associate broker with Washington Fine Properties in Washington, who also works with local developers to design new homes. “But there’s only a very small market here for ultra-modern homes. Most D.C. home buyers have transitional tastes that cross over between traditional and contemporary style.”