Hollin Hills Ticket Givewaway Winner
Barrel-roof Goodman townhomes in River Park.
Christopher in Charles Goodman’s River Park is the winner of the pair of free tickets to this year’s Hollin Hills Home and Garden Tour being held May 1. Here is his submission:
“My favorite mid-century building? My Charles Goodman River Park barrel-roof townhouse. Our little Read More >
April 30, 2010
Win Free Tickets to the Hollin Hills Home Tour
The 2010 Hollin Hills Home and Garden Tour is this Saturday and Modern Capital is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s event. I am teaming up with another sponsor, Hollin Hills resident Andrew Wilson of Andrew Wilson Design, to offer a pair of free tickets to the Read More >
April 28, 2010
Post: Southwest ‘Takes Turn for the Better’
Charles Goodman's River Park townhomes in Southwest.
The Post’s Lisa Rein has a piece in today’s paper about the revitalization of Southwest. More than 50 years ago, the area underwent a massive transformation, representing at the time the largest urban renewal project in U.S. history. The effort to create Read More >
April 27, 2010
1933 D.C. Colonial with Woodard Smith Modern Addition – 699K; Open 4/27
Smith's open stairway design in the 1970s addition.
This 1933 home could be a good choice for a couple that might not see eye-to-eye on design. A 3 bedroom/2 bath traditional colonial home with a twist: a renovation and modern addition by none other than Chloethiel Woodard Smith, who I Read More >
April 26, 2010
Post Magazine Highlight’s Another Mid-Century Modern
Hugh Newell Jacobsen's 1976 'Three Linked Pavilions.'
Is there a modern revolution taking place in Washignton? Are people rebelling against traditional homes and the McMansionization of the area? For the second time in a matter of months, the Washington Post magazine is highlighting a nicely updated mid-century home by a leading Read More >
April 24, 2010
Two Mid-Century Contemporaries in Mohican Hills
This Japanese-inspired mid-century is listed for $989K.
My custom mid-century modern listing in Mohican Hills in Bethesda is under contract and going to closing, but here are two other mid-century contemporaries on the market in the neighborhood full of modern homes. This four bed/three bath home from 1959 has been totally Read More >
April 22, 2010
Modern Snapshot: LAX’s 1961 Theme Building
Here’s a little taste of West Coast mid-century modernism. The New York Times reported the other day that the effort to repair and stabilize the iconic 1961 Theme Building at LAX is nearly complete after three years and more than $12 million. The space-agey, flying saucer-like structure was Read More >
April 20, 2010
Post Highlights Hollin Hills; Home and Garden Tour May 1
Two weeks before the 2010 Hollin Hills Home and Garden Tour, the Post ran a featured piece in Saturday’s paper about the award-winning, mid-century modern community south of Alexandria. I like how Nancy McKeon ends the article, which features one of the homes on the tour:
“A lot of those things Read More >
April 18, 2010
Open Houses in Rock Creek Woods
This 5/3 Goodman listed at $585K is open 1 to 4 on Sunday.
While the peak of the neighborhood’s cherry blossoms may have passed, there is still good reason to head to Rock Creek Woods on Sunday (April 18): two open houses. A For Sale By Owner offered at $550K that Read More >
April 17, 2010
Four New Mid-Century Modern Listings in Falls Church
HRA was first developed in 1951 by the Luria brothers.
While Hollin Hills, located south of Alexandria, gets most of the attention as the first and largest mid-century modern community in Virginia, the Falls Church area to the north has a variety of mid-century modern neighborhoods, including Holmes Run Acres, Read More >
April 16, 2010
Modern Capital Makes DC Mag’s Home Hotlist
The March/April issue of DC magazine is the luxury magazine’s Home and Fashion Special, which focused this year on local eco-smart, modern design and preservation efforts. I’m happy to say that Modern Capital made the magazine’s Home Hotlist for my efforts to write about the region’s mid-century modern Read More >
April 15, 2010
Nationwide Open House Weekend
Hugh Newell Jacobsen's 1976 'Three Linked Pavilions'
With the National Association of Realtors (I am a member) promoting Nationwide Open House weekend, I did a MRIS search and found 90 open houses for Sunday (April 11) in D.C. and the immediate surrounding suburbs listed under the “contemporary” category. From these Read More >
April 10, 2010
Modern Snapshot: The National Arboretum’s Administration Building
I found my new favorite mid-century modern spot in D.C.: The National Arboretum’s Administration Building and Visitor Center. The 1963 building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was designed by Albert G. Mumma Jr. of the architecture firm Deigert & Yerkes, the modern team responsible for Wessynton Read More >
April 8, 2010
Modern Capital Makes DC Magazine’s Home Hotlist
DC magazine’s Home Hotlist
Modern Capital makes DC magazine’s latest Home Hotlist. “Check out Michael Shapiro’s blog, a useful resource for researching mid-century homes,” the magazine recommends.
April 4, 2010
Two 1970s Deck Houses in Fairfax, McLean
With spring finally here, take a look at these two 1970s contemporaries by Deck House. Both are on large lots with plenty of surrounding nature. This one on .75 acres in Mantua in Fairfax is from 1979 and is listed at $799K. This one in McLean was built in 1975 Read More >
April 4, 2010
Cherry Blossoms and Modernism
If you want to enjoy the weather this weekend, see the cherry blossoms before they disappear and see some modern architecture for good measure, you may want to head to Rock Creek Woods in Silver Spring (map). The community by architect Charles Goodman and builders Herschel and Marvin Blumberg has dozens Read More >
April 2, 2010