When we think of Ralph Anderson, often a specific home comes to mind, one with soaring ceilings and full of skylights, grounded in midcentury sensibilities but with grand touches to bring in the natural world.
This Anderson-designed Capitol Hill home, built in 1984, is a complete departure from his woodsy wood-and-stone homes. But he still manages to get a few touches in.
The most standout feature of the house is right at the front door: the open staircase separating the split-level home. It curves out from a half-circle landing, with one half emptying to the den downstairs and another toward the living room above. Both are anchored by fireplace.
Also upstairs is a kitchen that would look in place in a newer townhouse, connected to an eating nook and a balcony. The more formal dining room also opens to a balcony. Either would be ideal for barbecues.
That’s another very Anderson touch in this home: all the decks. Two substantial front balconies overlook the front driveways. Out back, an entire network of decks looks over a large tiled patio. A rounded one, mirroring both the front steps and the landing inside, steps down to the backyard. At least two balconies are attached to bedrooms.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms on Capitol Hill is fancy enough. Add Anderson’s name and the listing price comes out to $2 million.