Architect Eason Cross’ House in Hollin Hills – $624K
Last week, I wrote about a house in Cleveland Park designed by local modernist architect Win Faulkner for his family. Today, I am highlighting architect Eason Cross Jr.’s own house in Hollin Hills. It was recently listed for $624,900.
Cross, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture, worked for Charles Goodman from 1952 to 1959 before launching his own successful firm. Cross worked extensively on Hollin Hills, including being responsible for sighting all the homes that were built in the neighborhood during his tenure in the office. Cross, hired as a draftsman to replace David Condon (who would form Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon), worked on the original plan of the model he eventually built for his family. The design is known as the Unit House No. 7L, which is a 3 bedroom/1.5 bath one-level unit featuring a combination kitchen-family room space and an L-shaped dining-living-study area. The Cross House was featured in the Sept. 15, 1958, issue of Life Magazine. Cross later made a number of additions to the house, including the three-level tower on the back. During the past several decades, Cross has done numerous additions to homes throughout Hollin Hills.