February 2, 2010 Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour, Hollin Hills Virginia

2010 Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour – May 1

One of the homes featured on this year’s tour.
(Photo by Chris McNamara, cmc-photo.net)

Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the 2010 Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour, the biennial opportunity to see the designs of modernist architect Charles Goodman up close and personal. (Here’s my post from the 2008 tour.) Selected homes and gardens will be open for a self-guided tour from noon to 6 p.m. on May 1, rain or shine. Informational lectures on the architecture, landscape and design of the groundbreaking mid-century modern community will be held at 11 a.m. prior to the tour at Hollin Meadows Elementary School at 2310 Nordok Place.
Just a few days before the tour on April 28, the National Building Museum (NBM) will host a program at 6:30 p.m. entitled “Modernist Suburbia” featuring residents John Burns, FAIA, and landscape architect Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, who will discuss Hollin Hills’ history, growth and influence. NBM curator Chrysanthe Broikos will moderate the program. Ticket information will be available at the museum’s web site beginning in March.