March 14, 2011 Charles Goodman, Hammond Wood Kensington MD, Silver Spring Maryland

1951 Goodman Ranch in Hammond Wood – $370K

Hammond Wood sign

This new listing is for a 1951 Charles Goodman-designed home in the mid-century modern community of Hammond Wood in Silver Spring. This 2 bed/1 bath ranch is one of 58 homes in the Goodman-designed neighborhood, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “The Hammond Wood Historic District is historically significant as an intact, architecturally cohesive example of Charles Goodman’s merchant builder subdivisions in Montgomery County,” the National Register listing says.  “It is one of only two sizeable developments in Montgomery County where Goodman houses were exclusively built, and where the full scope of his vision for a suburban community can be seen. … Hammond Wood conveys the best of Goodman’s architectural legacy, showcasing his insistence on experimentation, adaptation of European and American modern ideas, and close collaboration with builders. The neighborhood reflects Goodman’s contribution to Contemporary architecture through his ever-evolving floor plans; the use of new and used materials in combination; an abundance of technical innovations; an exuberance in the employment of the window wall; and a spare, yet elegant structural expressionism.” Stay tuned for more news from Hammond Wood.