September 2011

  • DCPL Tour: The Modernism of Southwest D.C.

    As part of its DC Modern program, the D.C. Preservation League will be holding a walking tour of Southwest D.C. on Oct. 22 with local architect Dean Hutchison. Here’s from the DCPL:  “This neighborhood boasts the greatest concentration of mid-century resources in the city. We’ll be visiting many of the Read More >

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    September 27, 2011

  • Price Drop: My Custom MCM Listing in Kensington

    The sellers recently reduced the price $25K on  this custom mid-century modern house I ma listing in the heart of Kensington. (See  the virtual tour and floor plan.)
    The living room soaring off the back of the house before the renovation.
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    September 22, 2011

  • Apartment Therapy D.C.’s Mid-Century Madness Meetup

    Washington is typically seen as a very conservative town in terms of architecture and design. Despite its reputation, I and others have tried to show that we have our good share of mid-century modern architecture (see the 1965 Pan American Health Organization building above), design shops and passionate aficionados. If Read More >

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    September 18, 2011

  • 2011 Solar Decathlon, Invite to Hirshhorn Event

    Every two years since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy has held its Solar Decathlon on the National Mall to challenge collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. One of the 11 teams competing in the competition is a team of students Read More >

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    September 16, 2011

  • Bannockburn’s Disappearing Mid-Century Moderns

    The Bannockburn neighborhood in Bethesda, which features large wooded lots close to the Potomac River, is known for its cluster of impressive custom mid-century modern homes. The question is: How long will this last? The Stokes House on Crail Drive, which was designed by architect Hal Esten, sold for $850K Read More >

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    September 11, 2011

  • Exhibit: The Bauhaus in Print

    Bauhaus, facsimile reproduction of a periodical published in Dessau by Bauhaus Dessau, 1926-1931, Nendeln, 1976, National Gallery of Art Library, David K. E. Bruce Fund
    How did the Bauhaus, which existed for only 15 years, have such an impact on modern design and thinking? The National Gallery of Art explores this question Read More >

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    September 4, 2011