The Washington, D.C., home listed late this spring by retired NFL quarterback Alex Smith found a new owner this holiday season. The contemporary house was listed in June with an asking price of $6.75 million; it changed hands for $5.8 million about six months later.
The 6,340 sq. ft. house features an exterior with modern, farmhouse and Japanese-inspired architectural cues; there’s quite a bit of glass in the build, in the form of varied window shapes, sliding glass doors, and pocketing glass walls, and the roofline is expressed as a series of foursquare sections.
The home contains five bedrooms and six baths. Interiors are bright and a little bit ethereal, with off-white walls and ceilings, figured white natural stone, and white oak plank floors. The shared space features a linear fireplace; it has its cousin on the poolside patio, in a masonry accent wall. The master bedroom opens to a private veranda, a charmingly quiet spot amid the thick forest that frames this private little oasis.