Mid-Century Modern on Almost 2 Acres in Alexandria – $1.26 Million
Looking for a mid-century modern on a private, wooded lot inside the Beltway? This 1959 home sits on almost two acres on North Pegram Street in Alexandria, which features a cluster of prominent mid-century modern homes, including the Charles Goodman-designed Sevareid House and several by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon, Read More >
March 16, 2018
My New Listing: Old Town Modern by Cook Architecture – $829K
I just listed this townhouse in Old Town Alexandria that has undergone a complete, high-end renovation by Michael Cook of Cook Architecture and developer Steven Wheeler. It is priced at $829K and I will be holding an open house Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm. A very Read More >
September 8, 2017
My Listing: High Design, Lower Price in Alexandria – $849K
I just reduced the price on this architect owned and renovated 1956 mid-century split located in Monticello Park in Alexandria. It is conveniently located just minutes to Old Town, Del Ray, Fairlington, Shirlington and National Airport. It is listed for $849,000. Open House on Sunday, July 23 from 2 to Read More >
July 20, 2017
My New Listing: ‘Mad Men’ Duplex in Alexandria – $248K
My new listing in The Fountains in Alexandria is a “Mad Men”-style duplex renovated by the current owners with custom mid-century touches. It is listed for $248K. (Photos by John Cole.)
The Fountains condo (1968), with its cool Brutalist porte cochere, has some serious architectural pedigree. It was designed by Saunders & Read More >
July 8, 2017
My New Listing: Architect Renovated Mid-Century in Alexandria – $849,000
I hope everyone had a good July 4th holiday. I will be putting on the market a number of new listings during the next two weeks. Here is the first one. This architect owned and renovated 1956 mid-century split is located in Monticello Park in Alexandria, conveniently located just minutes Read More >
July 7, 2017
Under Contract: Japanese-Style MCM – $699K
This custom Japanese-style post-and-beam mid-century modern is set on a private on a .62 acre private wooded lot five miles south of Old Town Alexandria. The owners have done extensive custom updates sensitive to the time-period and architecture. They have also added modern amenities such as outside LED lighting system, Read More >
July 7, 2016
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
Price Drop: Vintage Mid-Century Split in Alexandria – $899K
This untouched mid-century modern split was recently relisted for $899K, down from $1.25 million. The 1967 home is located on North Pegram Street in Alexandria, which features a a nice cluster of mid-century modern homes, including the Charles Goodman-designed Sevareid House and several by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon, the team responsible for Carderock Read More >
February 16, 2015
Vintage 1967 Mid-Century Split in Alexandria – $1.25 Million
North Pegram Street in Alexandria is a nice cluster of mid-century modern homes, including the Charles Goodman-designed Sevareid House and several by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon, the team responsible for Carderock Springs. The subdivision is called Moore Hill Estates. One of the custom homes on the street is this vintage 1967 mid-century Read More >
October 6, 2014
1937 International-Style in Alexandria – $899K
Looking for something interesting and not a colonial in Alexandria? This 1937 International-Style home was designed by Samuel Lorin Powell, a government architect who designed the house for his own family. Powell, a decorated Marine Corps veteran of World War I, worked for the Federal Work’s Agency and designed the Read More >
September 19, 2014
Custom, Vintage 1960 MCM in Alexandria – $725K
I went to see this untouched 1960 custom mid-century modern home in Alexandria this past weekend. The 3 bedroom/2.5 bath is on a third of an acre corner lot right off King Street and just a couple miles from Old Town. Looks more like California, or nearby Hollin Hills, although Read More >
April 16, 2014
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
1961 Atomic Ranch Near Alexandria – $392K
I just came across this mid-century ranch near Alexandria. I like the slightly pitched front-gabled roof that extends to create the carport. While the 3 bedroom/2 bath home (which has updates) on more than half an acre is close to the Beltway, maybe you can drum out any noise with Read More >
June 15, 2011
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
New Listing: 1953 Goodman in Hollin Hills – $749K
Following up last night’s post about Hollin Hills with a new listing in the mid-century modern community south of Alexandria. This 4 bedroom/2 bathroom, tw0-level home by Charles Goodman has been on the market for five days. Love the second floor living room with that wall of Read More >
January 19, 2010
Just Listed: 1967 ‘Meadow’ Model in Wessynton – $610K
This new listing in the Wessynton community of Alexandria is a 5/3 Meadow model, a nearly 70-foot-long, 2,500+ square foot space with ample windows to view the natural surroundings and fireplace room divider between the dining room and living room. This four-level home, Read More >
January 17, 2010
1960 Front-Gabled MCM in Stratford Landing – $499K
This listing is for one of the nearly dozen “Model D” mid-century moderns located along Camden Street in Stratford Landing south of Alexandria. The 3/2 one-level house has no windows facing the street except for the glass surrounding the front door, a low-pitched, front-gabled roof, open Read More >
November 18, 2009
1965 Hollin Hills Goodman on a Hill – $625K
This 4/3 Goodman is perched high on a tree-lined hill in Hollin Hills. Located here.
October 3, 2009
1952 ‘Upside Down’ Hollin Hills Goodman – $624K
This new listing is for a 3/3 “upside down” Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. In this two-level plan, you enter on the living level and take the stairs down to an open living room and kitchen on the ground floor. Kitchen and bathrooms have been updated. Located here.
September 24, 2009
1967 ‘Meadow’ Model in Wessynton – $630K
This home in the Wessynton community of Alexandria is a 4/3 Meadow model, a nearly 70-foot-long, 2,500+ sq. ft. space with ample windows to view the natural surroundings and cool fireplace as room divider in the living room. This four-level home, located nine miles south of Old Town Read More >
August 23, 2009
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
1965 Goodman in Hollin Hills – $625K
Here is a new listing for a 4/3 Goodman perched on a hill in Hollin Hills. See photos here.
July 16, 2009
1949 Expanded Hollin Hill Goodman – $775K; Open 8/2
This 4/3 Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills has been expanded and updated with modern and mid-century touches, including the Poggenpohl cabinets and cork flooring in the sleek kitchen and terazzo floor in the master bath. The two-story house is located on more than a thrid of an acre with Read More >
June 26, 2009
Price Drop: 1962 Alexandria Mid-Century with Double Carport – $545K
See the slightly-pitched, front-gabled roof that extends to create a double car port on this 1962 mid-century located in Sedgewick Forest in Alexandria. Here are some exterior images of this 3/2 ranch, which has dropped from $579K to $545K.
June 23, 2009
1952 Expanded Hollin Hills Goodman – $614K
This new listing is for a 4/2 expanded Charles Goodman ranch located in Hollin Hills. When Hollin Hills opened in 1949, builder Robert Davenport charged 25 cents per person to view the model home with the proceeds going to the Hollin Hall School Playground Equipment Fund, according to Read More >
May 11, 2009
1963 Frank Lloyd Wright-Style By Randall Vosbeck – $1.3 Million
If your are looking for a home by Frank Lloyd Wright, he only designed three in the Washington area (see Washington Post story from today). However, this 4,600 square-foot Alexandria home on more than acre by noted local architect R. Randall Vosbeck could fit the bill if you are Read More >
April 30, 2009
Price Drop: 1961 Hollin Hills Goodman – $649K; Open 6/28
This 5/3, two-level Hollin Hills MCM by Charles Goodman has dropped from $699K to $649K. It’s open Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and located here.
Speaking of Hollin Hills, I just bought a copy of the Sept. 10, 1951, copy of Life magazine, which highlighted in a “Modern Read More >
April 17, 2009
1954 Updated Hollin Hills Goodman – $625K; Open 4/5
This is a brand new listing for an updated 3/2 Charles Goodman located in Hollin Hills. The one-level home on nearly half an acre is open this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
April 1, 2009
1974 Bennett-KLC Contemporary in Alexandria Overlook – $859K; Open 1/25
The tip for this new listing comes from reader Nadina who lives near a cluster of about 10 1970s contemporaries built by Edmund Bennett and designed by Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon, the team responsible for Carderock Springs and Potomac Overlook in Bethesda and New Mark Commons in Rockville. The 5/3 Read More >
January 23, 2009
1961 Stratford Landing ‘Model D’ MCM – $495K
This listing in Stratford Landing south of Alexandria has some elements of Eichler homes in California: no windows facing the street except for the glass surrounding the front door, open floor plan and front-gabled low pitched roof. The family room of the 3/2 one-level house also features clerestory windows Read More >
January 10, 2009
FSBO: 1951 Rare Goodman Unit 3 in Hollin Hills – $592K – Open 10/11 and 10/12
This rare Hollin Hills Unit 3 by Charles Goodman (one level, 1,544 sq. ft., 3/2 with two-car carport) has been in the same family since it was built in 1951 and comes with the original blueprints and original steel kitchen cabinets. The house has also has a nice patio Read More >
October 9, 2008
1954 Untouched Goodman in Hollin Hills – $549K; Open 10/5
This brand new listing is for an untouched, 3/1.5 Hollin Hills home by Charles Goodman with the original kitchen, including yellow cabinets. The one-level, slab-on-grade Unit 2 house (Goodman’s most basic model) is close to 1,400 sq. ft. and sits on more than half an acre. The house is open Read More >
October 4, 2008
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
1968 Expanded Hollin Hills Goodman – $729K
This new listing if for an expanded two-level Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. The 4/2 home on .36 acres features a screened in porch to take in the natural surroundings.
September 28, 2008
1967 Renovated Flat-Roof Goodman in Hollin Hills – $675K
This renovated flat-roof home by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills was just listed. The listing for this 3/2 home on .41 acres has only one exterior image. I’d like to see what what was done inside. Has anyone seen this one?
September 20, 2008
Price Drop: Untouched 1953 Goodman Unit 2 in Hollin Hills – $472K
This 1953 Unit 2 by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills has dropped another $25K, down to $472K from an original price of $529K. This 3/1.5 slab-on-grade house is one of two original remaining Unit 2 homes that have not have been expanded. This Hollin Hills model was an Read More >
August 20, 2008
1968 ‘Meadow’ Model in Wessynton with Original Kitchen – $639K
For those of you not into the stainless steel and granite look, here’s a 5/3 Meadow model in Wessynton with much of the original kitchen. The house, which is 70 feet long, has four levels and plenty of glass. Wessynton, located nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, was Read More >
August 14, 2008
1965 Flat-Roof Goodman in Hollin Hills – $625K
This listing is for a 4/2 expanded flat-roof Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills on more than a third of an acre. Looks like tile rather than wood floors throughout the one-level house.
August 8, 2008
1965 Hillside Hollin Hills Goodman Open Today – $949K
August 3, 2008
1962 Sprawling Rambler in Alexandria – $790K
This sprawling early 1960s raised rambler located in Wellington (just southeast of Hollin Hills) is being sold by the original owner. The house has a low-slung roof and the back is nearly all glass. I also like the brick fireplace/planter that separates the living and dining rooms as you Read More >
July 27, 2008
Open House: 1967 Wessynton ‘Forest’ Model – $649K
July 12, 2008
100K Price Drop: 1968 Hollin Hills Goodman – $725K
This 4/3 Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills on half and acre was originally on the market in the fall for $825K; it’s now $725K. In addition, the listing says the house has $100K in renovations. From the few pictures, it looks like they spent some cash on the kitchen, in Read More >
July 1, 2008
1965 Hillside Hollin Hills Goodman – $949K
This 5/2 Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills was built for the original owners here on .6 acres 100 feet up a hill from the road. It was a site the family used to picnic when they lived in another house in Hollin Hills. The current sellers purchased the Read More >
June 24, 2008
Updated: 1953 Original Unit 2 Goodman in Hollin Hills – $497K
Here’s an updated listing with more images of this 1953 Unit 2 by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. This one-level, 3/1.5 is one of two original remaining Unit 2 homes that have not been expanded. This Hollin Hills model was an upgrade to the original 1946 design for the Read More >
June 19, 2008
Short Sale: 1952 Butterfly-Roof Goodman in Hollin Hills – $529K
Here’s a listing for a short sale of a Unit 2 by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. The Unit 2 is a 3/2 one-story slab-on-grade house. This once incorporates the cool butterfly roof. The house sits on nearly half an acre. The listing has only one exterior shot.
June 10, 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
1949 ‘Unit 2’ Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills – $727K; Open 5/4
More Goodman for you. Here’s a listing for one of the earliest homes built in Hollin Hills, a Unit 2, which is a 3/2 one-story slab-on-grade house. Looks good for being almost 60 years old, but seems a bit pricy for the size. Open house 1 to 4 p.m. on Read More >
April 30, 2008
Early 1950s Hollin Hills Goodman – $497K, Open 4/26
If you’re heading to the Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour today, you can check out this early 1950s one-level, 3/1.5 Charles Goodman that is open from 1 to 4 p.m. The listing’s images are almost exclusively exterior shots and says it is “waiting for inspired renovations,” so you Read More >
April 26, 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
1950 Hollin Hills Goodman – $619K; Open Every Sunday
Here is a listing for a FSBO Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. The owner is marketing the house as a “hip 50’s modern 1 1/2 levels house in historic Hollin Hills.” The 3/2 house (was a four bedroom; the mater bedroom was expanded) is 1,600 sq. ft. The house Read More >
April 8, 2008
1950 Hollin Hills Goodman – $499K; Open 3/16
If you’re thinking about buying a Goodman, now looks like a good time to be looking. There are plenty homes for sale throughout his communities in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. This listing is for another one in Hollin Hills. This is the lowest priced home in Hollin Hills I have Read More >
March 14, 2008
1953 Hollin Hills Goodman – $569K
Here’s another Goodman. This 3/1 is on Paul Spring Road in Hollin Hills. Click on the listing’s virtual tour button for images.
March 9, 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
1955 Expanded Hollin Hills Goodman – $575K
The listing for this 4/1.5 Charles Goodman located in Hollin Hills say the expansion was done in accordance with the original design.
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
New Goodman listing in Hollin Hills – $629K
Here’s a new listing (with pictures) for a 1952 expanded 4/2 Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. Looks like the kitchen could use some work. It does have a greenhouse and a separate workshop on the the nicely landscaped .4 acre lot.
October 25, 2007
Three New Goodman Listings in Hollin Hills
Here are three new listings of Charles Goodman-designed homes in Hollin Hills in Alexandria. I see at least six Hollin Hills Goodman homes currently on the market.
1953 4/2 – $799k – This Goodman (top picture) has been expanded to fit in the with original design, according to the Read More >
October 14, 2007
1950 Hollin Hills Goodman – 599K
Here’s a new listing for a 3/2 Charles Goodman on almost a half acre corner lot in Hollin Hills. The home has an updated kitchen and bamboo floors.
September 30, 2007
Goodman Rental in Hollin Hills – $2,400/month
If you’re not ready to buy in Hollin Hills but want to live there, here’s a rental for a 4/2 Charles Goodman.
September 22, 2007
1970 Hollin Hills Goodman – $750K
Here’s a large 4/3 Charles Goodman-designed home located in Hollin Hills. The kitchen was redone–not sure if it really fits with the MCM design of the house. The listing has no images of the bathrooms. Hope that’s not a bad sign.
September 22, 2007
1967 ‘Meadow’ Contemporary in Wessynton – $675K
This home located in the Wessynton community of Alexandria is the 3/3 Meadow model, a nearly 70-foot-long, 3,000+ sq. ft. space with ample windows to view the natural surroundings and cool fireplace as room divider in the living room. Here’s the listing for more info and images.
August 28, 2007
1970 Contemporary in Wessynton – $699K
I’m not sure how I feel about this house located in Wessynton, a community of 156 contemporary homes in Alexandria that was designed by Deigert & Yerkes, A.I.A and built by Miller & Smith in the late 1960s.
The agent describes the house as “the perfect combination of classic Read More >
August 8, 2007
3/2 Hollin Hills Goodman – $699K
Here is a Craigslist listing for an updated 3/2 Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills in Alexandria.
August 4, 2007
2006 Ultra-Modern in Hollin Hills – $1.275 Million
This house in Hollin Hills by D.C. Architect Suzane Reatig is an updated take on Charles Goodman’s mid-century modern designs in the Alexandria modernist community. The cedar and glass house, which sits on .65 acres, has 4 bedrooms and three baths over one-level. The house looks like it Read More >
June 9, 2007
1963 Flat-Roofed MCM in Alexandria – $799K; Open 5/6
Check out this 1963 flat-roofed home located in Alexandria’s Mason Hill neighborhood, which sits just south of Charles Goodman’s Hollin Hills. The listing says this is the first time in 37 years that this 4/2.5 two-story is on the market. The 2,500 sq. ft. house sits on more than Read More >
May 6, 2007
1949 Hollin Hills Goodman – $765K
This listing is for a 3/2 two-level Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills in Alexandria. Get your pruning shears ready. You’re going to need them to maintain the home’s extensive gardens. Here’s a map of the the home’s location.
April 29, 2007
1960 Mid-Century Rambler in Fairfax – $539K
Here’s a listing for a mid-century two-level 4 bedroom/2.5 bath ramber in Alexandria. The house has two greenhouses fo all you gardeners.
April 18, 2007
1959 Atomic Ranch in Alexandria – $549K; Open 4/15
Check out this 3/2 atomic ranch in Sherwood Hall in Alexandria. It’s hard to get a true sense of the house from the pictures, but the listing says it has an open floor plan and it does have a nice wall of windows. If you want to see more, the Read More >
April 14, 2007
1969 Contemporary in Alexandria – $789K; Open 4/1
The agent for this 3,000 sq. ft. Alexandria home is pitching the house as having ” a contemporary soul and a Colonial mindset.” She adds: “This unique five bedroom home features the best of both worlds in one of Alexandria’s prettiest woodland neighborhoods.” As you can see, the home Read More >
April 1, 2007
Updated – Large Hollin Hills Goodman – $799K
Here’s an updated listing for a 3,800 sq. ft., 5 bedroom/4 bath Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills.
March 26, 2007
1958 Hollin Hills Goodman – $659K
This listing is a for a one-level Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. The 3 bedroom/2 bath home, which sits on close to a 1/3 of an acre, has a renovated kitchen that from the pictures looks like it fits well with the modern vibe of the home. Take a Read More >
March 24, 2007
1955 Hollin Hills Goodman – $675K
Here’s a new listing for a 3/2 Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills. The house, which sits on more than 1/3 of an acre, features a lower level and carport.
March 16, 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, who grew up in the Charles Goodman-desgined community in Alexandria. Check out the link for a preview of the article and photos by photographer Juliana Sohn. Thanks to reader Read More >
March 14, 2007
Hollin Hills Flickr Slideshow
Here’s a link to a Flickr 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 Read More >
February 18, 2007