October 26, 2012 Mid-Century Modern

1955 Mid-Century in Lake Barcroft – $639K

This mid-century with wood-beamed ceilings in Lake Barcroft was listed this week for $639K. With a large deck overlooking woods and a creek, the tw0-level home on a .44 acre lot has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The house is open Sunday (10/28) from 1 to 4 p.m.  Lake Barcroft in Falls Church has one of the areas largest concentration of mid-century and mid-century modern homes, including some designed by Charles Goodman and one by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The driving force behind the community was Barger, who bought the 135-acre lake and surrounding 566 aces for $1 million in 1950, according to an interesting 2001 history of the community written by longtime resident Anthony Bracken.