1963 Frank Lloyd Wright-Style By Randall Vosbeck – $1.3 Million
If your are looking for a home by Frank Lloyd Wright, he only designed three in the Washington area (see Washington Post story from today). However, this 4,600 square-foot Alexandria home on more than acre by noted local architect R. Randall Vosbeck could fit the bill if you are Read More >
April 30, 2009
The Allure of MCM Airport Terminals
Preservation magazine has a nice piece by Sudip Bose on the power of mid-century airport terminals, including two in our area: Eero Saarinen’s iconic terminal at Dulles and the historic Terminal A at National, early designs of which were done by local modernist Charles Goodman.
“To be sure, many of Read More >
April 28, 2009
Open House Roundup for Sunday, April 26
Too many house, too little time. Here’s a quick roundup of some interesting homes open on Sunday. I have posted some of these before, while others are new to the site. Now you just have to decide which ones you are going to see. Have fun.
The I.M. Pei/Hugh Newell Jacobsen Read More >
April 25, 2009
Price Drop: 1965 Whittlesey & Conklin MCM Townhome on Lake Anne in Reston -$475K; Open 4/26
This Whittlesey & Conklin MCM townhome in Reston is down from $490K. Whittlesey & Conklin created the master plan for Reston; William Conklin and James Rossant designed Lake Anne Village center, including the townhomes along the water. Conklin said the townhomes in Reston represent the first time townhomes–a design Read More >
April 25, 2009
1959 Rock Creek Woods Goodman Open Again on Sunday
The house in Rock Creek Woods that my logo is based on is open again this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. It’s listed at $599K
April 24, 2009
Crest Park Goodmans Highlighted in Post
Did you see the Post’s “Where We Live” column on Saturday? Homes by Charles Goodman got a shout out and picture in the piece about Hillandale in Silver Spring. Located in the Crest Park subdivision, the 25 homes built in the 1960s reflect Goodman’s designs seen earlier in Rock Read More >
April 22, 2009
Price Drops: 1975 Deck Houses in Vienna ($595K); McLean ($899K)
Looks like a spring Deck House sale. This Deck House in Vienna, Va., has dropped to $595K after going on the market in January at $675K. The listing has one image. This Deck House in McLean has dropped from $970K to $899K.
April 21, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Mid-Century Print Shop in Kensington, MD
A mid-century commercial building in Kensington. I shot this with my iPhone so the image is a little fuzzy. Note to self: Bring the nice camera that your lovely wife bought you so you can take good pictures of buildings.
April 20, 2009
1982 Organic Modern by Frank Lloyd Wright Protege Aaron Green – $1.395 Million
California Architect Aaron Green, who died in 2001, was a protege and associate of Frank Lloyd Wright and it definitely shows in the Moss-Rosenbaum residence located here in the Palisades. Green, who ran Wright’s West coast office for many years, developed his Read More >
April 18, 2009
1970s Modernized Colonial in Vienna – $590K; Open 4/19
The owners of this house in Vienna, Va., went against the grain for this area: they took a 1970s colonial and turned it into a more modern space, even installing Neutra-esque house numbers (pictured above). In this area, people typically will take a contemporary home and transform into Read More >
April 18, 2009
Price Drop: 1961 Hollin Hills Goodman – $649K; Open 6/28
This 5/3, two-level Hollin Hills MCM by Charles Goodman has dropped from $699K to $649K. It’s open Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and located here.
Speaking of Hollin Hills, I just bought a copy of the Sept. 10, 1951, copy of Life magazine, which highlighted in a “Modern Read More >
April 17, 2009
Architect Max Borges 1963 Lake Barcroft MCM – $799K; Open 4/19
The home of noted Cuban mid-century modern architect Max Borges is for sale in Lake Barcroft and open this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Borges, who passed away at the age of 90 on Jan. 18, designed and built the home for his family in the early 1960s Read More >
April 16, 2009
Modern Capital’s Letter on Dwell’s D.C. ‘Detour’
I just received the new issue of Dwell, which contains a letter to the editor I wrote in response to the magazine’s “Detour” piece on D.C. that ran in the December/January issue. At the time, I wrote that I was surprised to see that the modernist enclave Read More >
April 14, 2009
Modern Stops in NYC; 1958 Bennett MCM in Glen Echo Heights – $855K
Taschen in SoHo
Sorry for the lack of posts during the past few days. I was away for the holidays. Hope everyone had a good Easter and Passover. I did hit some modern spots in NYC, including DWR’s Tools for Living store on Wooster Street and the Blu Read More >
April 13, 2009
(Sold – $1.178 Million; 5/09) Price Drop, Bank-Owned: 2006 ‘Case Study’ Home in Clifton – $1.249 Million
Talk about a price drop. Back in 2006, this flat-roof MCM with a Case Study feel located here in Clifton was listed for $3.5 million. It’s now bank-owned and listed for $2 million+ less. I wrote about it here when it was on the market for $2.99 Read More >
April 9, 2009
Rental: Carrollsburg A Townhome in Southwest – $2400/Month
This listing is for a 2/2 end-unit townhome in Southwest’s Carrollsburg A Condominium, completed in 1967 and designed by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon.
“The architecture of Carrollsburg A Condominium represents a fusion between the International Style as interpreted by Le Corbusier in his landmark work Unite d’ Habitation in Read More >
April 7, 2009
Short Sale: 1953 Holmes Run Acres MCM – $450K
I knew this 3/2 located in Holmes Run Acres looked familiar. It sold in June 2007 for $522,500 and I first mentioned it here. The Falls Church home has nice wood-beamed ceilings and some vintage touches in the kitchen and bathrooms. See images here.
April 6, 2009
1959 Goodman in Rock Creek Woods – $599K; Open 4/26
For those searching for a MCM in Montgomery County, take a look at this 4/3 in Rock Creek Woods, the 76-home community by architect Charles Goodman and developers Herschel and Marvin Blumberg. The Silver Spring neighborhood was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
The yellow Read More >
April 1, 2009
1954 Updated Hollin Hills Goodman – $625K; Open 4/5
This is a brand new listing for an updated 3/2 Charles Goodman located in Hollin Hills. The one-level home on nearly half an acre is open this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
April 1, 2009