March 8, 2011 Mid-Century Modern
1961 Mid-Century Rambler in Garrett Park – $649K
The town of Garrett Park in Montgomery County is a 154-acre residential community incorporated in 1898 along the B & O Railroad. Designated as a county historic district and named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the area has a wide variety of architectural styles. Mostly known for its historic Queen Anne and Colonial Revival-style houses built between 1890 to 1930, Garrett Park does have variety of mid-century modern homes, including pre-fab Techbuilt homes by Carl Koch and a number of look-alikes. Howard University professor Alexander Richter, who graduated from Cooper Union in 1925 and was influenced by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the mid-century homes along Weymouth Street. This new listing, which still has vintage touches, is an example of one Richter’s designs. The mid-century rambler backs right up to Rock Creek Park.