July 20, 2010 Charles Goodman

Custom Goodman Mid-Century Modern in Martinsburg, WV – $199K

Charles Goodman-designed home

A custom 1954 Charles Goodman in West Virginia.

Your intrepid reporter here drove out to Martinsburg, WV, a few weekends ago to confirm the sighting of a Charles Goodman being sold by the long-time owners. (Hat tip to architect Michael Cook for discovering it on Craigslist.) Pat and Larry Dolecki purchased the 4 bedroom/2 bath 1954 home 30 years ago. The house, surrounded by some other contemporaries and more traditional-style homes, is known in the neighborhood as the “glass house.” For good reason. The house is a similar to the Unit House No. 2 in Hollin Hills–a one-story, slab-on-grade structure with gabled roof, large end-wall fireplace and long row of windows.

The house has the signature Hollin Hills wall of windows.

You can see the unusual original garage under the addition.

The Dolecki’s home differs from the typical Unit 2 in that it has a basement level with another fireplace and a one-car garage, which had a patio built on top.

The Dolecki’s, like many in Hollin Hills, have expanded the original home, having built an open addition with cathedral ceilings and replaced the patio with the addition and deck and gazebo.

An exterior view of the addition with an interior shot below.

The addition leads out to the deck.

Local residents are trying to get the neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places and hope the inclusion of a home by Goodman will help.¬† The house is close to MARC for those wanting to live in the country and work in Washington or those who want a Goodman as a weekend home at a price you can’t find¬† here in DC. E-mail Larry at lsdolecki@gmail.com for more images and information.