November 2012

  • Slew of Deck Houses on the Market in MD


    After helping clients buy this Deck House (pictured) this summer, I have seen a slew of others hit the market in recent months. Deck House, Inc. was founded in 1959 by William Berkes. The Deck House typically featured his pioneering mid-century post-and-beam construction with exposed Douglas fir beams and tongue-and-groove vaulted Read More >

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    November 28, 2012

  • MCM in Crestwood, Goodman in Hollin Hills

    Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. Here’s a round up of a few recent listings that have hit the market. This large 1951 mid-century modern (pictured above) in Crestwood in DC is listed for $972,900. Open on Tuesday and they are looking for contracts by Wednesday night. This expanded Read More >

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    November 25, 2012

  • Thank You on Thanksgiving

    I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. As you prepare to sit down for the holiday with you family and friends (wouldn’t it be nice to sit around this table in this house?), I am thankful to all of my wonderful clients and to Modern Capital’s readers and sponsors for supporting Read More >

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    November 21, 2012

  • Daniel Donnelly Herman Miller Sale: Nov 19-Dec. 10

    It’s that time of year. With the holidays approaching, Daniel Donnelly is holding the Fall Herman Miller sale with 15 percent off the full portfolio of Herman Miller classics, including the Nelson and Eames collections. The savings also extends to Herman Miller’s task seating such as the Embody Chair as well the Read More >

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    November 18, 2012

  • 1976 SoHo-Style Duplex in Reston – $290K

    While Reston has a number of mid-century modern townhomes by the likes of Charles Goodman and Chloethiel Woodard Smith, there are even more townhomes and condos from the 1970s. Not sure that I have seen any from this later time period that look as cool as this one listed for Read More >

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    November 17, 2012

  • Wright Weekend at the National Building Museum

    If you are looking for architecture-related activities to do before traveling for Thanksgiving, take a look at the schedule for the National Building Museum’s Wright Weekend: A Celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright. To celebrate the release of Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright, the first-ever publication of a diary by one of Read More >

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    November 14, 2012

  • Price Drop: Cook Architecture Renovation in Brightwood – $659K

    Modern Capital sponsor Michael Cook of Cook Architecture has taken another detached, traditional home in the city and turned into an open, contemporary space for today’s living. The home, originally built in 1939, has a bright, spacious  and open floor plan with 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms and Read More >

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    November 10, 2012

  • Warren Cox Modern Masterpiece in Potomac – $3.195 Million

    Before founding the distinguished firm of Hartman-Cox Architects in 1965 with George Hartman, Warren Cox, FAIA, worked as a designer for Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon, the local mid-century modern architectural firm know for the homes in neighborhoods such as Carderock Springs. While Hartman-Cox has become known for its major projects Read More >

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    November 9, 2012

  • New Goodman Hickory Cluster Website

    While no homes are currently listed for sale in Charles Goodman’s Hickory Cluster in Reston (there is one rental), I wanted to make sure that everyone saw the new official community website created by the Hickory Cluster Association (HCA).  It is a good resource for those Read More >

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    November 6, 2012

  • Modern Snapshot: Two MCM Churches

    There are so many mid-century modern churches, synagogues and others houses of worship that dot the Washington area, that I have been trying to force myself to take time to stop and take some pictures as I am rushing around. Bauhaus master Water Gropius even designed a synagogue near Baltimore. Here are just two Read More >

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    November 4, 2012

  • Price Drop & Open in Hollin Hills, New Listing in Rock Creek Woods

    I hope everyone and their families made it through Sandy ok. With better weather here in DC this weekend, I will be holding my Goodman listing in Hollin Hills (see above) open from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday. We recently reduced the price to $749K. Here is the Read More >

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    November 1, 2012