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April 3, 2011 Charles Goodman

1950 Charles Goodman in Hammond Hill in Wheaton – $390K

Charles Goodman

Hammond Hill is a small, 20-home mid-century modern community by Charles Goodman on the northeast side of Viers Mill Road in Wheaton. It sits just across the road from Hammond Wood, which is in the National Register of Historic Places and where I will be listing architect Harold Esten’s own Breueresque home in a few weeks. This new listing is a 3 bed/1 bath Goodman hiding under that horizontal siding (the original houses had vertical wood siding).

The homes in Hammond Hill, which Goodman designed in 1949 and cost $10,750, were all sold the first week on the market, according to a history of Goodman’s Montgomery County neighborhoods written by Elizabeth Jo Lampl, an architectural historian with the county’s Department of Park and Planning. Goodman made $200 for each house in the neighborhood, which was featured in he June 1950 Architectural Forum.