Sneak Peek: Old Town Modern by Cook Architecture
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. As we celebrate Independence Day, take a sneak peek into this 1870 rowhouse in Old Town Alexandria, the stomping grounds of our founding fathers. The latest project by Michael Cook, AIA, of Cook Architecture and developer Steven Wheeler transformed the 19th Century Read More >
July 4, 2016
Pocket of Mid-Century Moderns in Alexandria
I drove through a nice pocket of mid-century modern homes in Alexandria the other day on my way to see Charles Goodman’s Severeid House. Turning from North Pickett onto North Pegram, you’ll find a number of mid-century homes on large lots. This 10,000 square foot home Read More >
July 31, 2012
Modern Snapshot: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Alexandria
When my family and I were driving down to Florida in December, a closure of the ramp to 95 South off the Beltway took us on a little detour along Franconia Road where I quickly pulled over to take some shots of St. John’s Read More >
February 9, 2010
Two Open Houses in Alexandria Area Sunday, August 2
Two open houses to note if you are out looking in the Alexandria area on Sunday:
This 1949 expanded Goodman in Hollin Hills I first posted here is open from 1 to 4 p.m.
August 1, 2009
Post Highlights a Modern River Renovation
Kirsten Madison and Matthew Dyckman did a nice ultra-modern interior renovation of the their 1959 Alexandria ranch house overlooking the Potomac. While the couple totally transformed the inside of the home, they left the modest mid-century exterior pretty much intact. The did add a nice touch with the Neutra House Read More >
October 2, 2008
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 >
April 30, 2008
1961 Hollin Hills Goodman – 579K; Open 4/27
Here’s a listing for a 3/2 Goodman in located in Hollin Hills. Some of the paint colors and kitchen floor are a little too bold, but those are easy to fix. The house is open April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.
April 17, 2008
Price Drop: 1968 Hollin Hills Goodman – $779K
The price on this 4/2 Charles Goodman home in Hollin Hills has dropped again. I first posted it at $825K in the fall and then $799K in early December. The listing has no interior pictures. Here’s the location.
January 11, 2008
1954 Hollin Hills Goodman in Need of Work – $579K
This 4/2 Charles Goodman on Rebecca Drive in Hollin Hills needs some work to undo some changes, including a curved archway, those yellow kitchen cabinets and the interesting fireplace in the master bedroom.
January 5, 2008
1952 Untouched Goodman in Hollin Hills -$649K
This 1952 4/2 Charles Goodman on Marthas Road in Hollin Hills looks pretty much untouched.
December 29, 2007
Price Drops on Hollin Hills Goodman Homes; One Open House Today
1953 4/2 – $799k – This Goodman (top picture) has been expanded to fit in the with original design, according to the listing. The price has dropped from Read More >
December 2, 2007
Modern ‘Make Me Move’ Listings in Hollin Hills
Reader Erik sent along these three Hollin Hills “Make Me Move” listings from Zillow. The first two listings have images of the MCM homes by Charles Goodman.
1965 5/2 – $995K
1957 5/3 – $770K
1954 4/2 -$950K
November 18, 2007
Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour Scheduled for April 26
Mark your calendars. The Hollin Hills Talks blog is reporting that the next Hollin Hills House and Garden tour will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008, from noon to 6 p.m.
November 4, 2007
Hollin Hills Featured in Examiner
Today’s Examiner real estate section has a feature on Hollin Hills. Entitled “Not your father’s Virginia,” the piece does a good job describing the community by Charles Goodman and Robert Davenport. Author Katie Wilmeth curiously does not even mention the term mid-century modern and says the community is “so unique” Read More >
October 26, 2007
Wallpaper Magazine on Hollin Hills
The March issue of Wallpaper magazine has a piece on Hollin Hills by American design and architecture journalist Jennifer Kabat. She grew up in the Charles Goodman-designed community in Alexandria, Virginia.
Check out the link for a preview of the article and photos by photographer Juliana Sohn. Thanks to reader Read More >
March 14, 2007
Slideshow of Several Charles Goodman Designed Homes
Here’s slideshow of several Charles Goodman-designed homes.
It is posted on the Hollin Hills Talks blog, which is run by the House in the Woods Club, a group of Hollin Hills residents “who are interested in maintaining the architecture, design, community and integrity of Hollin Read More >
February 18, 2007