Washington Post on Holmes Run Acres
Here’s yesterday’s Washington Post story on Holmes Run Acres, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in March. The community of 355 homes was built between 1951 and 1958 by three builders based on designs by architects Donald Lethbridge and Nicholas Satterlee. Brothers Gerald and Read More >
July 29, 2007
A New Look for a Growing Community
I got the idea last fall for Modern Capital when I was looking for a comprehensive resource about mid-century modern architecture and real estate here in D.C. When my searches turned up empty, I decided to just create one on my own.
The site has grown from just a few hundred Read More >
July 26, 2007
Case Study House Drawings and Images from the Pages of Arts and Architecture
John Entenza, editor and publisher of Arts and Architecture magazine from 1940 to 1960, used the pages of the magazine to launch the Case Study House Program. He sought, according to the January 1945 announcement of the program, to spur new thinking in the design of contemporary post-war “dwelling units.” Read More >
July 24, 2007
Slate Slideshow on Corcoran’s Modernism Exhibit
If you’re not able to make it down to the Corcoran’s Modernism show before it closes on July 29, you can see some of the exhibits in this Slate slideshow.
July 12, 2007
Images of MCMs in Braewood in McLean
I went to check out the Braewood neighborhood in McLean to see where this 1958 mid-century I highlighted the other day was located. I am glad I did. Shipman Lane is a cool little enclave of MCMs surrounded by other streets of McMansions. Read More >
July 8, 2007
Times Gives Mixed Review of Johnson’s Glass House
Here’s the New York Times piece on Phillip Johnson’s Glass House. Nicolai Ouroussoff gives the house a mixed review. There is a good slide show of images accompanying the story.
July 8, 2007