December 13, 2010 Holmes Run Acres Virginia

1956 Mid-Century Modern in Holmes Run Acres – $474K

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Here’s a new listing for a 4 bedroom/2 bath mid-century in the  National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of  Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. Designed by two of the leading local modernist architects, Nicholas Satterlee and Donald Lethbridge, the home features wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, large brick-wall fireplace, carport and walls of glass. This home was designed by Satterlee and Lethbridge for Gaddy Brothers Builders (the house is on Gaddy Court). The Gaddy brothers bought the remaining lots from the original builders, the Luria Brothers, in 1953 and continued building modern-style homes. Check out this 1955 article from American Builder detailing how the Gaddy’s built their “foolproof” homes.