700 Sweetbriar Road700 Sweetbriar Road
The avant garde home of Eddie Helms contrasts sharply with neighboring, more “Old World” inspired residences common to the Heathwood neighborhood. However, the inspiration for this landmark was drawn from historical precedents. Enamored of a childhood friend’s modern home on Forest Drive (George R. Price House), Helms commissioned architect Beau Clowney to design a contemporary residence incorporating the flat roofs, rounded walls, multiple levels, glass block windows, and austere interiors common to modern houses of the 1930s through 1940s. The end result was a striking property that marks another chapter in the suburb’s architectural heritage.