June 20, 2011 Charles Goodman, River Park

1962 Goodman Townhouse in River Park – $359K

River Park

For those looking for a mid-century modern place in the city, take a look at this newly listed Charles Goodman-designed townhouse in River Park. From the images, it is one of the nicest units I have seen. It has 3 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms. As part of Southwest Washington’s urban renewal efforts in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Goodman’s firm designed River Park, a cooperative housing project of townhomes and an apartment block built by the Reynolds Aluminum Corporation as a way to showcase aluminum as a building material.


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  1. George — June 20, 2011 @ 6:53 pm         Reply

    It shows well. Basement is unfinished but the kitchen, upstairs bath etc are nicely done. The aluminum is in good shape on this unit. Eastern/Western exposure so the light on Sunday was very good. Sadly out of my range but if you are lurking this neighborhood like me it is worth a look.

  2. Rob — June 23, 2011 @ 10:30 am         Reply

    This is one of the nicest River Park townhouses I’ve seen. The updates are actually nice… most of the time they’re horrible (like the faux “Country Kitchens” I’ve seen inflicted on a few of these… WHY, OH WHY?)

    On a separate note, does anyone know why the maintenance fees are so high at River Park? I looked a few properties last year and it sounded like the maintenance was almost as high as your mortgage payment would be… it’s sort of like buying TWO houses, which is out of my range.

    1. Mid-Century Mike — June 23, 2011 @ 12:48 pm         Reply

      Fee includes: property taxes, insurance (not for personal items in the house) heating & A/C (including maintenance and usage), water, trash, maintenance of exterior and grounds, a 24 hour desk, pool & fitness center and security.

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