1956 MCM on 2.5+ Acres in Pikesville – $775K
Another interesting mid-century modern in Pikesville near Baltimore. This is one is located here on what appears from the pictures to be 2.63 lush acres with a pond and stream. Imagine what this would cost in D.C. just for the land alone.
August 31, 2009
Open House: 1978 Modern Townhouse on the Hill; 8/30
Had to highlight this new listing for a 1978 townhouse on Capitol Hill just for the agent’s description: “Welcome to MOMA on the Hill – Your opportunity to master the fine art of living in a unique modern masterpiece.” The 3/2.5, three-level contemporary is located here and open Read More >
August 28, 2009
Just Listed: 1952 Pine Spring Mid-Century – $489K
The description for this just listed mid-century in Pine Spring with two brick wall fireplaces, wood ceilings and walls of glass says it is a fixer upper and needs updating. Hard to tell exactly what needs to be done from the limited pictures, but it could mean there are vintage Read More >
August 28, 2009
1976 Contemporary on 3.5+ Acres in Fairfax Station – $599K
Nice glass-wall entrance way, wood-beamed ceilings and slanted-roof carport on this 1976 large contemporary in Fairfax Station. The 4/3 home is almost 3,500 square feet and sits here on 3.58 acres. View images here.
August 27, 2009
1967 ‘Hawaiian’ Modern in Arlington – $1.299 Million
This 1967 mid-century modern home in Arlington is being marketed as a “Hawaiian style contemporary.” The centerpiece of this organic modern 4/3 home is the (octagonal?) living room with free-standing fireplace, wood-beamed ceilings, walls of glass and deck covered by a soaring roof with extended eaves. The Nelson Read More >
August 26, 2009
1967 ‘Meadow’ Model in Wessynton – $630K
This home in the Wessynton community of Alexandria is a 4/3 Meadow model, a nearly 70-foot-long, 2,500+ sq. ft. space with ample windows to view the natural surroundings and cool fireplace as room divider in the living room. This four-level home, located nine miles south of Old Town Read More >
August 23, 2009
FSBO: 1951 Goodman in Hammond Wood; Open 8/30
This For Sale By Owner is a 2/1 Charles Goodman in Hammond Wood in Wheaton/Silver Spring. This ranch is one of 56 homes in the Goodman-designed neighborhood, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is open Aug. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. and located Read More >
August 20, 2009
Sweet Blue Dot Sale at RCKNDY
If you’ve been eyeing one of the modern designs from Minneapolis-based Blu Dot, head down to RCKNDY (pronounced Rock Candy) on U Street for 20 percent off during the next 20 days. Pretty sweet summer savings.
August 20, 2009
1969 California Contemporary with Pool in the Palisades – $1.25 Million
August 19, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Sligo Adventist School in Takoma Park
I recently discovered this sweet mid-century modern school in Takoma Park with all its stone and glass and sprawling zig-zag roof. Cool hanging globe lights as well. Unfortunately, it was almost dark so I could not get good pictures. So with plenty of sunshine the Read More >
August 17, 2009
Charles Goodman’s Hollinridge in Potomac; New Goodman Listing in Hollin Hills Open
The site plan for Hollinridge, located on Lloyd Road and Brevern Court, was designed by Charles Goodman for a team of developers that included Robert Davenport, who built Hollin Hills, according to architectural historian Elizabeth Jo Lampl’s history of Goodman’s homes in Montgomery County. Goodman designed a number of the Read More >
August 15, 2009
Googie in Silver Spring: Weller’s Dry Cleaning
Sligo at the Silver Spring, Singular blog has a nice post (with pictures) on Weller’s, the Googie dry cleaning building in Silver Spring.
August 12, 2009
Discussion: Contractors who Get MCM
People regularly e-mail me looking for contractors, from landscapers to kitchen designers, that “get” MCM and modern design. It can be hard sometimes in this town to find such people so I have set up a Facebook discussion here as place where Modern Capital readers can connect and provide recommendations Read More >
August 10, 2009
Price Drop: 1977 Deck House in Potomac on 1+ Acres – $999K
I just came across this cedar-and-brick clad Deck House in Potomac that was originally listed for $1.1 million. It was listed in the MRIS category “other.” The 3/2.5 house is located here on more than acre. See images here.
Deck House, Inc. was founded in 1959 by Read More >
August 8, 2009
Event: Pope-Leighy House Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright
On Sept. 17, the Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria will host an evening lecture about the architect by Thomas Schmidt, director emeritus of another Wright home you may have heard of–Fallingwater. The event will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature an interactive discussion, wine bar Read More >
August 5, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Safeway with Marina-Style Roof, Silver Spring
According to this detailed analysis of the different kind of mid-century modern Safeway store roof lines, I think this one at 116 W. University Blvd. in Silver Spring would classify as a Winged Marina, level arch. For more on the history of Safeway and Read More >
August 5, 2009
1956 MCM in Bradley Hills Grove – $1.099 Million
I recently toured this wood-and-brick clad MCM in Bradley Hills Grove in Bethesda. With walls of glass and perched on a tree-covered hill at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 4/2.5 house upholds the mid-century modernist ethos of blending outdoor and indoor spaces. Look Read More >
August 4, 2009
Sizzlin’ Summer Sale at Modernicus
Check out some hot sales of 10 to 40 percent off selected pieces at Modernicus in Alexandria. Look at this Saarineen dining table with 10 Tulip chairs or this Arne Vodder rosewood sideboard, just to highlight some of the choice pieces on sale.
August 3, 2009
Two Open Houses in Alexandria Area Sunday, August 2
Two open houses to note if you are out looking in the Alexandria area on Sunday:
This 1949 expanded Goodman in Hollin Hills I first posted here is open from 1 to 4 p.m.
August 1, 2009