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May 2014

  • Coming Soon: Pine Spring Renovation Project

    Coming off the excellent reception the project in Holmes Run Acres received (3323 Holly Court sold well over asking), the team has another in the works in nearby Pine Spring. Like Holmes Run Acres, Pine Spring is a mid-century modern community in Falls Church developed by Read More >

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    May 30, 2014

  • 1979 ‘Octagon’ Home in Davidsonville – $774K

    Davidsonville is a semi-rural community between Washington and Annapolis, with many 1970s contemporary homes near the water. This For Sale by Owner was built in 1979 and designed by architect Douglas S. Harford, AIA. It is listed for $774K.  The home–in the shape of an octagon–is nearly 5,000 square feet Read More >

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    May 28, 2014

  • Exploring the Pre-Fab Designs of Blu Homes

    If you are thinking about a pre-fab modern home, Modern Capital sponsor Blu Homes has a couple local opportunities to explore the firm’s designs. The company, based in Vallejo, CA,  focuses on green homes with foldable steel-frames that allow for easy transport and open floor plans. If you are out by the water Read More >

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    May 23, 2014

  • Price Reduction: Early Modernist Townhouse in Northwest – $699K

    I just dropped the price on this early modernist townhouse in Northwest to $699K. It is back on the market after the buyer got cold feet so come take another look.  One of only 27 early modernist townhouses along Arkansas Avenue designed by well-known Washington architects Julian Berla and Joseph Read More >

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    May 22, 2014

  • From the Archive: The Gropius House

    To mark Walter Gropius’ birthday (May 18, 1883) I thought I would pull this post out from the archive. When Gropius first came to the United States in 1937 to teach at Harvard, he and his wife rented a Colonial in Lincoln, Mass. Thankfully, philanthropist Helen Storrow provided Gropius with Read More >

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    May 19, 2014

  • 1967 ‘River Home’ in Wessynton – $649K

    This listing for one of the 37 River Home models in the mid-century modern community of Wessynton has a nice setting and some beautiful landscaping on the .36 acre lot. Wessynton is located nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, and was designed by Deigert & Yerkes, one of the leading mid-century modern Read More >

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    May 18, 2014

  • 1960 Vintage Ranch on 5 Acres in Moyaone Reserve – $390K

    My vintage 1961 rambler listing on an acre in Fairfax went under contract in a matter of days. So if you are looking for something vintage on a bit more land, take a look at this well-preserved 1960 ranch on five acres in Moyaone Reserve. It was just Read More >

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    May 15, 2014

  • Preservation Magazine Recaps Hollin Hills Tour

    If you were not able to make it out to the recent Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour, Preservation magazine managing editor Meghan Drueding has a brief recap. On a beautiful spring day, more than 900 visitors toured through the National Register-designated mid-century modern community built by Robert Davenport and architect Charles Goodman. Read More >

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    May 13, 2014

  • My New Listing: Custom, Vintage 1961 Rambler in Fairfax – $699K

    You definitely feel like pouring a martini or some other mid-century inspired drink  when you walk into my new listing and settle down in the step-down living room. The custom 1961 mid-century rambler sits on a beautiful 1-acre landscaped lot with mature trees bursting with colorful azaleas, hydrangea and raspberry Read More >

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    May 9, 2014

  • My New Listing: Early Modernist Townhouse in NW DC – $699K

     
    Just dropped the price on this early modernist townhouse in Northwest. One of only 27 early modernist townhouses along Arkansas Avenue designed by well-known Washington architects Julian Berla and Joseph Abel, this spacious 2,100+ square foot townhouse retains many of the original features while boasting high-end custom insulated windows and Read More >

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    May 2, 2014