June 21, 2010 Mid-Century Modern

Price Drop: 1956 Michigan Park Mid-Century – $399K; Open 8/8

There are 20 or so mid-century ranches in Michigan Park in Northeast D.C. Photo by Tom Lavash.

This listing is for a 4 bedroom/2.5 bath mid-century ranch located in Michigan Park in upper Northeast D.C. The neighborhood has a cluster of mid-century ranches and some custom mid-century modern homes by noted African-American architects Lewis Giles Jr. and Robert Madison. Giles, who served in the Navy during World War II, before creating a firm with his father, eventually returned to the Navy and became chief architect of the Architectural Division, which was the top civilian authority in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Madison served as an assistant professor of architecture at Howard University until he opened his firm in Cleveland in 1954. He also has been named to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. The house has dropped from $475K to $399K and is open August 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.