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
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
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
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
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