November 13, 2010 Charles Goodman

1965 Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhome – $395K

When Robert Simon started developing Reston as a modern planned community in the early 1960s, he asked Charles Goodman to design the first set of homes. Goodman designed Hickory Cluster, 90 International-style townhomes nestled into the trees just across the street from Lake Anne. Writing in Housing Washington: Two Centuries of Residential Development and Planning in the National Capital Area, architectural historian Elizabeth Joey Lampl says Goodman’s Hickory Cluster “combined urban and quasi-rural qualities as one of the first components of Reston…, the boldest experiment in new town design of the era.” This 3 bedroom/1.5 bath Goodman-designed carriage home was just listed. As you can see from the images, the home looks well cared for–and well furnished–by its modernist owners.