March 17, 2013 Mid-Century Modern

1965 MCM with Conversation Pit in Lake Barcroft – $699K

Lake Barcroft

If you always wanted a house with a swinging 1960s conversation pit, take a look at this mid-century modern home in Lake Barcroft. Just listed for $699K, the 1965 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home features a soaring, two-story living room with full wall of glass and the aforementioned conversation pit with a dramatic full-wall white brick fireplace. Open Sunday, March 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Lake Barcroft in Falls Church has one of the areas largest concentration of mid-century and mid-century modern homes, including some designed by Charles Goodman and one by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The driving force behind the community was Barger, who bought the 135-acre lake and surrounding 566 aces for $1 million in 1950, according to an interesting 2001 history of the community written by longtime resident Anthony Bracken.