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  • 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.

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    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 >

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    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.

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    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 >

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    April 3, 2008

  • Price Drops on Hollin Hills Goodman Homes; One Open House Today


    These three Charles Goodman-designed homes in Hollin Hills that I originally posted in September have all had their prices reduced.

    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 >

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    December 2, 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 >

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    October 26, 2007