Modern Snapshot: Concord Center in Bethesda
Nice zig zag roof on the sidewalk overhang at the Concord Center located in Bethesda. Looks like the the mid-century school building houses various Montessori and nursery programs and is used for community events.
June 28, 2008
1962 Goodman End-Unit Barrel-Roof Townhome – $399K
Here’s another Charles Goodman barrel-roof townhouse in River Park in Southwest. The end-unit has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths over 1,600 sq. ft. Looks like it has a nice backyard patio. Maybe they will throw in the flamingos. See the listing for images.
June 28, 2008
1957 Cool Spring Contemporary – $309K
This 1957 3/2 contemporary in Cool Spring in Hyattsville looks relatively untouched, especially the vintage kitchen. The back of the house is mostly glass. While the the house definitely needs work (start with getting rid of that siding), it looks like it could have some potential for $300,000. The neighborhood Read More >
June 27, 2008
1965 Glen Echo Heights Contemporary – $850K
The listing for this 4/2 contemporary in Glen Echo Heights says it is in “pristine original” condition. It has nice windows and wood-beamed ceilings, but no images to see the kitchen or the bathrooms.
June 27, 2008
Carderock’s Bid for the National Register of Historic Places
The Gazette takes a look at Carderock Spring’s effort launched fours years ago to be placed on the National Register of Historic places. “In the 1960s, Bethesda’s Carderock Springs neighborhood was lauded with national attention in the architecture world because of its contemporary design and incorporation of homes into the Read More >
June 25, 2008
City Paper Blogs About River Park Status
Following up on an item I did about River Park, the City Paper’s Angela Valdez writes a short update, saying Charles Goodman’s contribution to urban renewal in Southwest during the ’60s is safe for now.
June 25, 2008
1965 Hillside Hollin Hills Goodman – $949K
This 5/2 Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills was built for the original owners here on .6 acres 100 feet up a hill from the road. It was a site the family used to picnic when they lived in another house in Hollin Hills. The current sellers purchased the Read More >
June 24, 2008
1960 Mid-Century Split in Kemp Mill Estates – $430K
Here’s a listing for a modest mid-century split-level located in Kemp Mill Estates in Silver Spring. I like the varying roof lines and the carport entrance way on this 4/2.5 home. Looks like the kitchen and some of the bathrooms are original. One downside is the vinyl siding.
June 23, 2008
1966 ‘Glenmore’ Model in Carderock Springs – $889K; Open 6/22
Here’s a brand new listing for an expanded and updated Glenmore model in Carderock Springs in Bethesda. Designed by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon and built by Edmund Bennett, the home is a raised ranch with 4 bedroom and 3 baths located on more than of a third of Read More >
June 20, 2008
Updated: 1953 Original Unit 2 Goodman in Hollin Hills – $497K
Here’s an updated listing with more images of this 1953 Unit 2 by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. This one-level, 3/1.5 is one of two original remaining Unit 2 homes that have not been expanded. This Hollin Hills model was an upgrade to the original 1946 design for the Read More >
June 19, 2008
1961 Contemporary with Modern Master Suite Addition – $1.275 Million
Check out this award-winning master suite addition to a 1961 Charred Oak Estates contemporary located in Bethesda. The design by Shinberg.Levinas won a 2008 Washington Residential Design Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Washingtonian magazine. Connected to the original home by a Read More >
June 17, 2008
A Modern Weekend
Here are a couple of modern-related activities for next weekend, June 21-22.
Take the whole family to the National Building Museum for ARCHitecture Family Day on Saturday, June 21, from 10 am to 4 pm. The free event will celebrate Eero Saarinen’s iconic works, including models of the architect’s structures made Read More >
June 15, 2008
1998 Clifton Contemporary ‘Treehouse’ – $800K
No need for shades on all the windows of this contemporary situated on more than 5 acres in Clifton, Virginia. While the house was built in 1998, it has that California contemporary feel. The 3/2.5 house is built right into the woods and has three cantilevered decks to enjoy Read More >
June 14, 2008
1952 Pine Spring Ranch – $437K
Here’s a 3/1 ranch in Pine Spring in Falls Church. Hard to see the exterior from behind all that shrubbery and there are no pictures of the kitchen, which the listing says has been updated. If you are looking for a contemporary designed by a group of D.C.’s leading MCM Read More >
June 13, 2008
McInturff on Modernism in D.C.
In an short interview with the Washington Post Home section, Bethesda-based modern architect Mark McInturff discusses how he blends traditional architecture with modern additions and says modernism has gained more of an acceptance here in the last decade:
“It’s much more desirable and accepted than it was five or 10 years Read More >
June 12, 2008
1967 Wessynton ‘Forest’ Model – $649K
This late 1960s contemporary in Wessynton in Mount Vernon, Virginia, was designed by Deigert and Yerkes, one of the top teams of modern architects in D.C. during the MCM era. This Forest model features nice walls of glass and a large brick fireplace that separates the living and Read More >
June 11, 2008
Short Sale: 1952 Butterfly-Roof Goodman in Hollin Hills – $529K
Here’s a listing for a short sale of a Unit 2 by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. The Unit 2 is a 3/2 one-story slab-on-grade house. This once incorporates the cool butterfly roof. The house sits on nearly half an acre. The listing has only one exterior shot.
June 10, 2008
A Night of Eames, Beer and Popcorn
The Design Within Reach Adam Morgan Studio will hold a screening June 19 of seven of the more than 100 films Charles and Ray Eames produced between 1950 and 1982. (See the short film the couple produced showing their Lounge Chair being assembled. It was shown on NBC in 1956 Read More >
June 9, 2008
1951 Crestwood Flat-Roof MCM – $899K; Open 6/8
Here’s a nice flat-roof MCM located in the D.C.’s Crestwood neighborhood, which is has a number of mid-century modern homes as well as other styles. The home features a two-tone brick and stone facade. The stone is also used inside the house for the full-wall fireplace. There Read More >
June 8, 2008
Endangered: 1967 ‘Clubview’ in Carderock Springs; Auction June 10
This 1967 expanded Clubview model in Carderock Springs in Bethesda will be auctioned at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at the property location. The home needs an estimated $150,000 to $200,000 worth of work, according to Realtor and community resident Mary Lou Shannon. She says neighbors are Read More >
June 7, 2008
Two Hickory Cluster Goodman Townhomes
Here are listings for two Hickory Cluster Townhomes by Charles Goodman in Reston:
1965 3/1.5 – $339K – An end unit carriage home (see pictures below) on Maple Ridge Road.
3/1.5 – $310K – This is one is a FSBO and is open today (June 7) from Read More >
June 7, 2008
Modern Architect Goes Modern at Home
The Post highlights architect Andrew Rollman of the SmithGroup and the transformation of his own living space, which is now very white and decked out with the designs of Bertoia, Knoll and Saarinen. Here’s a slideshow of images.
June 6, 2008
1952 Holmes Run Acres MCM – $449K; Open 6/8
The owners of this 3/1 MCM in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church are marketing their home with a nice web site chalk full of information and images. I like the wood-beamed ceilings throughout the house and large end-wall fireplace. The owners are holding an open Read More >
June 6, 2008