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March 2014

  • MCM Pocket in McLean

    Chilton Court is a cul-de-sac of mid-century modern homes just off Old Dominion Drive in McLean. Seven of the homes retain their mid-century modern exterior while one of the home has been altered. While I’m not sure who designed the homes, which are in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, the mostly post-and-beam Read More >

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    March 28, 2014

  • It’s Official: Docomomo DC Recognized; Meeting This Thursday

    Philip Johnson’s 1958 University of St. Thomas in Houston. Photo by Tom Jester.
    After several years of discussions and planning efforts, Docomomo DC has been recognized as an official chapter of Docomomo US.  The application for formal chapter status was approved by Docomomo US’s Board at the Read More >

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    March 26, 2014

  • Area Mid-Century Vacation Homes

    It’s spring–at least that is what the calendar says–so it is time to get out of the house, explore and get ready for summer. I thought I would post some mid-century homes not too far from DC that could be nice weekend retreats — or full time residences if you Read More >

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    March 24, 2014

  • Redevelopment Ready to Hit Southwest Waterfront

    The major redevelopmet of Southwest DC’s waterfront is slated to kick off later this month. (See the recent Washington Post piece here.) More than 50 years ago, Southwest  underwent a massive transformation, representing at the time the largest urban renewal project in U.S. history. The effort to create Read More >

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    March 11, 2014