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December 2010

  • Mid-Century Modern Foreclosures in Baltimore

    Hoping these mid-century modern homes and the people who owned them have a better year in 2011. These foreclosures in and near Baltimore could be opportunities for others in the new year.  Here’s a 1958 mid-century with an asymmetrical gabled roof listed for $299K, down from $319K. This house, also from 1958, Read More >

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    December 31, 2010

  • Mid-Century Modern in the Sun

    I hope everyone is having a good holiday season. I took a holiday hiatus but am back blogging now. As is typical for this time of year, not many new modern listings have hit the market during the past few weeks. I’ll bring you all the latest listings as the Read More >

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    December 29, 2010

  • Giving the Gift of the Glass House

    Johnson's library/study. Johnson called it an "event" on the landscape.
    Are you looking for a gift for the modernist who has everything?  The folks at the Philip Johnson Glass House have an idea. Think private tour of the Glass House and then dinner at the Johnson and Mies-designed Four Seasons Read More >

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    December 18, 2010

  • Corcoran Show Explores Danish Modern Design

    If you are craving the warmth of Danish modern design to soothe you in this frigid weather, stop by the Corcoran’s Gallery 31 through Dec. 20 for its show Origin to Icon: Exploring Danish Design. The show “will explore the correlation between design inspiration and design outcome. Examples of Read More >

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    December 14, 2010

  • Saarinen’s Soaring Legacy of Dulles Airport

    Dulles International Airport Terminal, Chantilly, Virginia, circa 1963. © Balthazar Korab Ltd.
    I wanted to make sure people saw this weekend’s column by architect Roger K. Lewis, professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland and long-time Washington Post architecture columnist. Lewis’ column reflects on the Finish Embassy’s recent exhibit Read More >

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    December 6, 2010

  • Mid-Century Modern Open House Picks

    I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. If you are looking for a break from your holiday shopping  (please consider checking out Modern Capital’s sponsors), there are new listings that are might be worth seeing. Pictured above is a 1965 flat-roof mid-century modern in McLean with great screen block on Read More >

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    December 4, 2010

  • Foreclosure Sale: Hickory Cluster Goodman Townhome; Dec. 7

    Charles Goodman
    A Hickory Cluster mid-century modern townhome by Charles Goodman (above) is being sold in a Trustee’s Sale next week. The house (11585 Maple Ridge Rd., Reston, VA 20190) will be sold in a public auction on the courthouse steps at the front of the Fairfax County Circuit Court building Read More >

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    December 1, 2010