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Travis Price-Designed Floating Home Drops Price to $3.4M

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Architect Travis Price is known for building condo developments in the Brookland and Rosedale neighborhoods made completely out of shipping containers. Describing his style as "ecological modernism," his goal is to push the boundaries of residential housing with ideas like "sea container housing" and in this case, a floating home.

This Forest Hills home has been on and off the market since November 2007, originally listed for $3.45 million. Just recently, the listing experienced a price chop to $3,399,000 and continues to languish on the market, waiting for its next owner. The single-family home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms over 3,500-square-feet of space.

Because the home was constructed to not touch the ground, Price needed to get approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, and the Army Corps of Engineers. The structure is held up by steel columns and anchored by steel rods, according to The Washington Post.

Some of the highlights of this listing include a glass bridge, "bird's nest" and terrace on the fourth floor, wood-burning stove, and spiral staircase. One of the limitations that have held this listing back from being sold include that there isn't much closet space.


· 2805 Chesterfield Place NW [Sotheby's International Realty]
· You'll be floating on air in this home in Northwest D.C. [The Washington Post]
· The Travis Price Creation Comes Back On The Market [Curbed DC]
· D.C. Gets First Apartments Made of Shipping Containers [Curbed DC]
· Shipping Container Condos Make Their Move Near H Street [Curbed DC]
· D.C. Gets First Apartments Made of Shipping Containers [Curbed DC]