Price Drop: 1973 Contemporary in Timberwood of Potomac Drops $40K
The price on this cool contemporary in Timberwood of Potomac has dropped $40K.
January 31, 2008
1961 Contemporary in Bradley Park -$825K; Open 1/27
This listing is for a 1961 contemporary in Bradley Park, dominated by the designs of Ken Freeman. Not sure if this one is a Freeman since it has a different feel from most of the other homes. However, the design definitely fits in with rest of the contemporaries in Read More >
January 26, 2008
Update: River Park Not Endangered
In response to the anonymous post I received the other day claiming there was a memo circulating detailing an effort to sell River Park to developers to build a parking garage for the new baseball stadium, sources within River Park said that suggestion is erroneous and that there is “no Read More >
January 23, 2008
Southwest: Charles Goodman’s River Park High-Rise
As part of the urban renewal efforts in Southwest in the 1960s, Charles Goodman designed River Park, a mix of 134 townhomes and a 384-unit high-rise complex, which is located on Delaware Avenue. Sponsored by Reynolds Metals, Goodman featured aluminum prominently in his designs. The River Park co-op Read More >
January 20, 2008
Rossdhu Court: From Medieval to Mid-Century
Today, Rossdhu Court in Chevy Chase is an enclave of seven modern homes built in the 1960s and ’70s. The 90 acre site used to house a castle built in 1927 by Captain and Mrs. Clarence Calhoun, according to a history of the area on the Rossdhu Gallery Read More >
January 19, 2008
1959 Rock Creek Woods Goodman – $622K
Here’s a new Charles Goodman listing in Rock Creek Woods, a community that was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The images in the listing are dark so it is hard to get a true sense of the house. Here’s the address.
January 19, 2008
1962 Mantua Flat-Roof ‘Phoenix’ Model – $799K; Open 1/27
Whenever we visit friends that live in Mantua in Fairfax, I drive by this 1962 Phoenix model. (Not sure if Ken Freeman, who designed many of the MCM homes in Mantua, did this model.) With its flat-roof and abundant windows, the home epitomizes mid-century modern style. The home is Read More >
January 12, 2008
Fulfilling a 30-Year Eames ‘Craving’
The Post‘s Housewatch columnist Katherine Salant waxes poetically about her 30-year “craving” to own an Eames lounge chair.
“The first time I sat in an Eames lounge chair, I was hooked,” she writes. “It was simply the most wonderful chair I had ever encountered, its curved and playful profile unlike Read More >
January 12, 2008
Price Drop: 1968 Hollin Hills Goodman – $779K
The price on this 4/2 Charles Goodman home in Hollin Hills has dropped again. I first posted it at $825K in the fall and then $799K in early December. The listing has no interior pictures. Here’s the location.
January 11, 2008
Southwest D.C.: A Haven of Modernism
As Southwest D.C. goes through another period of urban renewal with the revitalization of the Waterside Mall (the new area will be called the Waterfront) and the new baseball stadium, the area continues to represent one of the region’s largest concentration of mid-century modern dwellings, which were built during Read More >
January 7, 2008
1954 Hollin Hills Goodman in Need of Work – $579K
This 4/2 Charles Goodman on Rebecca Drive in Hollin Hills needs some work to undo some changes, including a curved archway, those yellow kitchen cabinets and the interesting fireplace in the master bedroom.
January 5, 2008
1965 Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhome – $470K
This 3/2.5 Charles Goodman Hickory Cluster townhome in Reston has been “updated” with what looks like a typical stainless steel and granite kitchen with not so modern cabinets. The townhome is located here.
January 4, 2008