November 13, 2010 Charles Goodman, Hickory Cluster

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.

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  1. […] 2007 for $380K with no down payment. Here are some images from the time of sale and here’s my recent post on Hickory Cluster and another Goodman townhome on the market and open this […]

  2. michael @ hickory cluster — January 3, 2011 @ 2:50 pm         Reply

    This Goodman House at Reston … aka Hickory Cluster … carriage home is a REAL beauty. Appears to be in very good shape. Obvious pride of ownership.

    The fireplace is a definite plus. As is the carport. Especially during rainy and snowy weather.

    There are larger and more expensive Hickory Cluster townhomes. But if this one fits, and/or if quality is more important than quantity, it is one of the best seen in years.

    For reference, see my related market driver comments on the recent nearby (cancelled) foreclosure sale MC blog item.

    Stop by and take a close look. Make an offer that works for you. They can’t say “yes” unless you ask. And you may just get a deal.

    Especially since you’re an MCM fan … just like them.

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