Importance of the Mid-Century Ranch
The Washington Post Real Estate section ran an interesting piece by Katharine Salant, a Harvard-trained architect and long-time journalist, on the history of the ranch and how its simple, modern design has become the basis for most American homes. “Just peel away those Tuscan touches and Tudor treatments and Read More >
December 31, 2006
Hollin Hills Homeowners’ Blog
Here’s a blog written by some homeowners in Hollin Hills. It covers the latest goings on in the mid-century modern community.
December 30, 2006
Interview with Owners of Hollin Hills Goodman
Check out this MetroWeekly interview with architect Ray Goodrow and high-school teacher Paul Newhouse about their Hollin Hills Goodman. I’m not really sure why the headline describes the home as a “mid-century Georgian,” but the article includes great interior images of the home and the couple’s mid-century modern furniture Read More >
December 29, 2006
D.C.’s ‘Disappearing’ Ranches
The Washington Post Real Estate section ran a piece yesterday detailing the increasing trend of people in the D.C. area turning modest mid-century single-story ranches into anything other than modest mid-century single-story ranches.
Described as “an American architectural problem child,” the Post article says “ranches fell into disfavor, and now Read More >
November 26, 2006
1965 Goodman Townhome Near Lake Anne Village in Reston
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 a number of the townhome clusters, which have become known as Hickory Cluster, and high-rise apartment buildings. This 2 bedroom/1.5 bath Goodman-designed Read More >
November 22, 2006