March 2010

  • FSBO: 1959 Rock Creek Woods Goodman

    The owners of this 5-bedroom, 3-bath Charles Goodman in Rock Creek Woods are looking for interested buyers to make an offer on the 1959 home, which is located at 4007 Ingersol Dr. The 76-home community in Silver Spring by Goodman and builders Herschel and Marvin Blumberg is on the  National Register Read More >

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    March 29, 2010

  • Victory Lundy’s MCM U.S. Tax Court

    The Hall of Justice in Victor Lundy’s U.S. Tax Court.
    The U.S. Tax Court by Victor Lundy (designed in 1965; built in 1974) is an intriguing mid-century modern building. As you are rushing to work, you can easily pass the blocky-glass-walled sides of the building without taking too much notice. But Read More >

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    March 25, 2010

  • Three More New Listings in Hollin Hills

    Listings are sprouting like spring flowers in Hollin Hills.
    It’s that time of year. New listings are sprouting up in Hollin Hills like spring flowers.  The mid-century modern community by Charles Goodman also is featured in the new issue of Modernism magazine in a piece by architect John Burns, FAIA, and landscape architect Dennis Read More >

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    March 14, 2010

  • Modern Snapshot: The Inn of Rosslyn

    I’ve driven by The Inn of Rosslyn on Route 50 many times, but never seemed to have time to actually stop to take pictures. I finally did the other day so here are a few shots of the former Motel 50, built by William D. Green in 1957. The mid-century Read More >

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    March 11, 2010

  • Mid-Century Modern Parking

    The slat-enclosed raised parking area in the Bender Building.

    The boom in post-World War II car production in the United States created a unique design challenge. Where are all those cars going to go when people were not driving them? The National Building Museum is currently hosting the first major exhibition Read More >

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    March 9, 2010

  • Exploring Hollin Hills; Two New Listings

    The snow is disappearing. Temperatures are warming. Gardens will be blooming. With spring approaching, it is a good time to tour Hollin Hills, the award-winning a modernist development by architect Charles Goodman and developer Robert Davenport. There is plenty of upcoming opportunity to explore the 450-home community south of Read More >

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    March 5, 2010

  • New Listings Roundup: Rockville and McLean

    Here’s a quick roundup of three new listings fresh on the market. As I like to say, if you scratch below the surface of the real estate market here in Washington you’ll keep finding mid-centuries that you have not seen before. The one in McLean even looks like an Eichler. Read More >

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    March 2, 2010

  • Josef Albers Retrospective at the Hirshhorn

    Josef Albers’ “Glow” (1966). From the Hirshhorn's collection.
    On my recent visit to Tel Aviv, as I was strolling along the streets taking pictures of some of the 4,000 Bauhaus buildings and visiting the city’s Bauhaus Center, I marvelled at the impact the Bauhaus school has had on modern architecture, Read More >

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    March 1, 2010