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Alcoa Care-Free Home

  • Alcoa Care-free Home in Hollin Hills to be Auctioned Friday

    If you have always wanted to own one of the roughly two dozen Charles Goodman-designed Alcoa Care-free Homes built around the country, the one in Hollin Hills is being auctioned this Friday (Feb. 21). The auction, according to the public notice, will be held at 11:30 am outside Read More >

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    February 19, 2019

  • Living in a Goodman Alcoa Care-free Home

    During the past several years, I have written about a number of the two dozen Charles Goodman-designed Alcoa Care-free Homes that were built around the country, including the one in Richmond (pictured above) and the one in Miami. I just came across this piece by a woman who grew up Read More >

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    January 21, 2014

  • Charles Goodman Included in New Canaan’s Modern Home Study


    Charles Goodman
    Launched nearly two years ago, the “Modern Homes Survey: New Canaan Connecticut” is now available online. The survey catalogues 91 homes built between 1939 and 1979 and has bios on 31 architects who helped turn New Canaan into one of the meccas of modernism Read More >

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    July 2, 2009

  • Care-Free in Hollin Hills

    “Our goal is to endow the home with a personality … delightful to be in, pleasant to live in, worthy of pleasure and pride in possession.”
    –Charles M. Goodman, A.I.A, Alcoa Care-free Home brochure
    When I recently wrote about this Charles Goodman Alcoa Care-free house in Minnesota, a reader rightly Read More >

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    April 30, 2008

  • Charles Goodman’s Alcoa Care-Free Homes


    While D.C. architect Charles Goodman designed more than 1,000 homes in our area, his modern home designs also dot other cities across the country. These include the Alcoa Care-Free Home, which Goodman designed in 1957 based on feedback from the 1956 Women’s Congress on Housing. With Alcoa Read More >

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    November 9, 2007