October 2012

  • 1955 Mid-Century in Lake Barcroft – $639K

    This mid-century with wood-beamed ceilings in Lake Barcroft was listed this week for $639K. With a large deck overlooking woods and a creek, the tw0-level home on a .44 acre lot has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The house is open Sunday (10/28) from 1 to 4 p.m. read more >

    October 26, 2012

  • Modern Snapshot: Vintage Touches Galore

    While many mid-century homes in the area have been updated for the better–or in many other cases for the worse, so many homes that I see still have interesting vintage touches from lighting to kitchens to bathrooms. Here’s a round up of pictures from recent months to give you inspiration read more >

    October 23, 2012

  • Monday Night Event: Southwest DC: Then and Now

    River Park by Charles M. Goodman.
    If you want to squeeze in some DC architecture before the final presidential debate, the Southwest Heritage Project will be holding  a program on Southwest DC’s history, architecture and public parks at Monday night’s Southwest Neighborhood Assembly meeting. The event, entitled Southwest DC: Then and Now, will read more >

    October 21, 2012

  • Open in Hollin Hills, Post Highlights Holmes Run Acres

    I will be holding my listing in Hollin Hills open this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The owners of this 1953 Goodman took a dilapidated, near tear-down house and transformed it into a stunning modernistic retreat that could be featured in the pages of Dwell magazine. From the Neutra read more >

    October 19, 2012

  • Help Save D.C.’s Wire Office Building

    The 1949-50 Wire Building or Wire Office Building at the corner of Vermont Avenue and K Street, NW, is in danger of being torn down. The building was designed and constructed by Alvin L. Aubinoe and Harry Edwards for owner and developer Preston Wire, after whom the building was named. read more >

    October 18, 2012

  • Archer Launches The Jacobsen Collection

    The clean lines of the Jacobsen-designed furniture grace the living room of I.M. Pei’s Slayton House in DC. Photo courtesy of Wright20.

    Good architecture needs good furniture. Award-winning architects Hugh Newell Jacobsen and Simon Jacobsen have understood this throughout their careers, designing furniture for private clients around the world. Now Modern Capital sponsor read more >

    October 15, 2012

  • Under Contract: Federal Modern in Petworth by Cook Architecture

    Here’s a modern twist to a piece of traditional D.C. architecture. Modern Capital sponsor Michael Cook of Cook Architecture took this 1925 rarely available detached Federal-style home in Petworth and  transformed into into an inviting, open and modern space. The 3 bed/3.5 home was recently listed read more >

    October 9, 2012

  • Endangered: Harry N. Hirshberg Jr. House in Bethesda

    The front door of the house.
    When I saw this vacant mid-century modern house in Bethesda come on the market earlier this year, I knew it was likely not going to survive. Surrounded by $1 million+ McMansions, this 1948 one-level, 4 bed/4 bath home on an acre just inside the Beltway read more >

    October 7, 2012

  • Under Contract: Dwell-Worthy Renovation: My New Listing in Hollin Hills

    This house is what Hollin Hills and the mid-century modern architecture of Charles Goodman are all about. Simple, elegant design with walls of glass to blur inside and out. The owners of this 1953 Goodman took a dilapidated, near tear-down house and transformed it into a stunning modernistic read more >

    October 4, 2012