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
Endangered: 1973 Vintage Deck House in McLean – $595K
October 24, 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
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
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
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
(Sold – $1.178 Million; 5/09) Price Drop, Bank-Owned: 2006 ‘Case Study’ Home in Clifton – $1.249 Million
Talk about a price drop. Back in 2006, this flat-roof MCM with a Case Study feel located here in Clifton was listed for $3.5 million. It’s now bank-owned and listed for $2 million+ less. I wrote about it here when it was on the market for $2.99 Read More >
April 9, 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
Open House: 2000 Fallingwater-Style Modern in Fairfax – $1.85 Million
The five cantilevered balconies on this concrete, steel and glass house do evoke Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. This 6,000 square-foot 4/4 (plus two half baths) is located here on eight acres. The two-story foyer with koi pond looks like a great gallery space as you can see from Read More >
February 28, 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
1965 Better Homes and Garden MCM in Hollindale – $589K; Open 10/19
The plans for this MCM in Hollindale in Fairfax County (just south of Hollin Hills) were designed by Frank Glass, the architect-editor of Better Homes and Garden and appeared in a 1964 issue of the magazine. The upper level of the 4/2.5 flat-roof house is clad in redwood, while the Read More >
October 16, 2008
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
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
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
1960 Raised Rambler in Villamay – $1.25 Million
This mid-century raised rambler in Villamay in Fairfax has plenty of glass to view the Potomac. Nice cabinets in the updated kitchen.
July 19, 2008
1963 Phoenix Flat-Roof in Mantua Open July 6 – $675K
This 1963 Phoenix Flat-roof in Mantua Hills I first posted here is open again this Sunday (July 6) from 1 to 4 p.m. The price is still at $675K. The listing has no images of the kitchen and baths. If anyone goes to see this, let us know what Read More >
July 3, 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
1963 Flat-Roof ‘Phoenix’ MCM in Mantua
Here’s a listing for another flat-roof Phoenix model located in the Fairfax neighborhood of Mantua. The 6/3 home with clerestory windows sits on more than half an acre. This model was done by Phoenix Builders, not Ken Freeman, who designed many of the modern homes in Mantua.
May 18, 2008
1956 Mantua Contemporary – $599K
Not sure if this 4/2 contemporary located in Mantua was designed by Ken Freeman. The photos in the listing do not show the front of the house. The back, however, is almost all glass.
May 4, 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
City Paper Buyer’s Market Column Highlights Modern Capital Tip
The City Paper’s Buyer’s Market column, which enjoys “celebrating the District’s real-estate bust,” highlighted my tip on a modern home that has had a major price drop. This relatively new home (built in 2005) with an MCM feel in Fairfax fit the bill. The last time I wrote about Read More >
April 3, 2008
1965 MCM Ranch in Mantua – $699K
This listing is for a ranch on nearly one acre here in Mantua. I like the sidelights around the front door. I also like the front facade of the great room, with its wall of glass surrounded by stone. The pitched gable is reminicient of the homes of Read More >
March 22, 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: Fairfax Modern Drops $300K; Open 2/10
This modern house in Fairfax with indoor koi pond that I first posted in July has dropped by $300K to $950,000. If its in your range now, go see it today (Feb. 10) from 1 to 4 p.m. Here’s the address.
February 10, 2008
Price Drop: 1962 ‘Phoenix’ in Mantua – $775K; Open 2/10
This Phoneix model in Mantua has dropped 24K. It’s open again on Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
February 9, 2008
1962 Mantua Flat-Roof ‘Phoenix’ Model – $799K; Open 1/27
Whenever we visit friends that live in Mantua in Fairfax, I drive by this 1962 Phoenix model. (Not sure if Ken Freeman, who designed many of the MCM homes in Mantua, did this model.) With its flat-roof and abundant windows, the home epitomizes mid-century modern style. The home is Read More >
January 12, 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
1954 Custom Mid-Century Ranch in Annandale – $655K
I like the architectural detail of the square cut outs along the front wall of this house, which is located on three quarters of an acre in Brook Hill Estates in Annandale.
October 21, 2007
1965 Ken Freeman in Mantua – $629K; Open 10/14
This new listing for a 3/2.5 Ken Freeman contemporary in Mantua was submitted by Modern Capital reader Dennis. The Fairfax home, which is close to 3,000 sq. ft. and sits on a half acre lot, is open this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. See the listing Read More >
October 11, 2007
1964 Flat-Roof Ken Freeman in Mantua Hills – $699K; Open 9/23
This Ken Freeman home in Mantua Hills in Fairfax looks like it has been pretty much left untouched, including the kitchen. The 6/3 home, opne today from 1 to 4 p.m., has 3,800 square feet over two levels. Freeman also designed the homes in Bethesda’s Bradley Park.
This 1963 Read More >
September 23, 2007
2005 MCM-Style Home on 2 Acres in Fairfax – $1.25 Million
Check out this 2 bedroom/3.5 bath mid-century modern-style home in Fairfax. The flat-roof house has 2,800 sq. ft. on the main level and another 1,000 in the basement. I like all that glass looking out onto the deck and backyard. Click on the listing for more images.
July 30, 2007
2006 ‘Case Study House’ in Clifton – $2.99 Million
I am having visions of Richard Neutra’s 1947 Kaufman House and Pierre Koenig’s 1958 Case Study House 21. This 4 bedroom/5 bath (plus two half baths), 8,000 sq. ft. house sits on five acres in Clifton, Va. While this house is much larger than the other homes, the Read More >
July 11, 2007
1969 Flat-Roof MCM in Fairfax – $715K
This flat-roof mid-century has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and nearly 2,600 sq. ft. of living space on a half acre lot. A loyal reader reports that the listing, which includes a virtual tour, does not do the house justice. She says it fails to include pictures of the Read More >
June 23, 2007
1969 Fairfax Contemporary on 2+ Acres – $884K
This listing is for a 4 bedroom/3 bath late 1960s contemporary on 2.27 acres in the Crystal Springs neighborhood in Fairfax.
March 31, 2007
1961 MCM in Mantua Hills – $849K
Check out the virtual tour of this listing for a flat-roofed, 4 bedroom/3.5 bath MCM home in Mantua Hills in Fairfax, Va. The home, which appears to have the original kitchen, features clerestory windows and walls of glass overlooking the backyard/pool area. Thanks to reader Joe in Virginia for alerting Read More >
March 27, 2007