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April 2013

  • Rental: Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhouse – $2350/month

    My previous post featured a 1968 modernist townhouse in the city of Baltimore by living legend Hugh Newell Jacobsen. This post highlights a rental listing for a  townhouse in the suburbs of Reston that Charles Goodman designed just a few years before.  When Robert Simon, who just turned read more >

    April 30, 2013

  • Hugh Newell Jacobsen Townhouse in Baltimore – $295K

    Looking for a modernist oasis in Baltimore? Here’s a listing for a 1968 Hugh Newell Jacobsen-designed Bolton Square townhouse. The award-winning Bolton Square is a complex of 35 mid-century modern townhomes designed by the D.C. modernist architect and developed by Stanley Panitz. Jacobsen’s design for the townhomes is read more >

    April 28, 2013

  • Penthouse at The Waterford in Kensington – $299K

    Whenever I pass by The Waterford Condominium on University Boulevard in Kensington, the big, wavy condo building with screen block dividers between balconies reminds me of the buildings along AIA in West Palm and Boca. I finally stopped in to take a look at this 3 bedroom/2 bath penthouse read more >

    April 25, 2013

  • 1951 Arthur Keyes-Designed MCM in Forest Hills – $2.495 Million

    Arthur Keyes was one of D.C.’s leading modernist architects. He was the constant in the various award-winning architecture firm: Keyes, Smith, Satterlee, and Lethbridge, which designed Holmes Run Acres;  Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon, which designed Carderock Spring in Bethesda and Tiber Island in Southwest; and eventually Keyes Condon Florance. Keyes died read more >

    April 23, 2013

  • 1962 Freeman MCM in Bradley Park – $799K

    I went to preview this largely untouched mid-century modern by Ken Freeman in Bradley Park in Bethesda. The 1962 two-level home with carport has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths and retains many vintage touches, including redwood paneling and the hanging globe lights as you can see from the shot above. You read more >

    April 20, 2013

  • Modern Montage’s Month-Long Spring Sale

    Another sale for you from one of Modern Capital’s sponsors. Modern Montage is running a month-long Spring Sale beginning Saturday, April 20 and running through Sunday, May 19. Get ready for spring and summer entertaining with 10% to 15% off selected items through the 1st and 2nd floors. Modern Montage is read more >

    April 19, 2013

  • Archer’s DUNBAR Sale Starts April 20

    If you have had your eye on some of American designer Edward Wormley‘s mid-century modern designs for DUNBAR, head to Archer starting Saturday for the store’s annual DUNBAR Sale. Archer will host this annual exclusive sale event for the public from April 20 through May read more >

    April 18, 2013

  • 1978 ‘Usonian’ on 5+ Acres in Great Falls – $835K

    Architect Donald Reed Chandler came out of mid-century modern hotbed North Carolina State University in 1960. He first went to New York to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill before coming to Washington to work for Chloethial Woodard Smith. In 1968, he opened his own firm in McLean. In a description of read more >

    April 15, 2013

  • Price Reduced: Wright-Inspired Retreat on 7 Acres – $580K; Open 5/5

    Longtime readers of the site know I love when fellow real estate agents describe every modern or “contemporary” house as being inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. My new listing in Moyaone Reserve in Accokeek actually was inspired by Wright’s organic architecture. The house will be open 1-4 on May read more >

    April 11, 2013

  • Goodman’s Jacobs House in Chevy Chase for Sale – $799K

    Charles Goodman designed a number of custom homes in Montgomery County, including one for his personal attorney Lewis Jacobs and his wife Bella. The Chevy Chase home was built in 1952 and is now for sale for the first time. It is listed for $799,900.  The home has 3 bedrooms read more >

    April 8, 2013

  • Mid-Century Modern in McLean

    I spent some time this week exploring neighborhoods in McLean. Most people associate McLean with mega McMansions. While that is by and large the case,  there are many mid-century modern and contemporary homes in the area. I love the mix of mid-century modern homes in Braewood on Shipman Lane and read more >

    April 6, 2013

  • MCMs with Wood-Beamed Ceilings

    I hope everyone had a good Easter and Passover. While inventory is still very tight, I have seen a bit of an uptick in mid-century modern and other contemporary homes coming onto the market during the past week or so. We’ll see what happens as spring kicks into high gear. read more >

    April 2, 2013