Holmes Run Acres Virginia
WashPost’s ‘House of the Week’ Open 1-4 pm Today
Kathy Orton of the Washington Post highlighted my listing in Holmes Run Acres by Michael Cook, AIA, of award-winning Cook Architecture, as the Post’s “House of the Week.” I will be holding it open from 1-4 pm today. Listed for $779K. A Read More >
May 26, 2019
My New Listing: Cook Architecture Renovation in Holmes Run Acres
Michael Cook, AIA, of award-winning Cook Architecture has transformed the original 2 bed/1 bath home into a 4 bed/2 bath 1,700 square-foot California-inspired mid-century modern space, including Heath tile and vintage lighting. Listed for $779K. I will be holding an Open House on Sunday, May 26 Read More >
May 23, 2019
My New Listing: Mid-Century Modern in Holmes Run Acres
I just listed this mid-century modern in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. I will be holding an Open House this Sunday (June 10) from 1 to 4 pm. It is priced at $654,500. The home is sited on a prime .26 acre landscaped lot on a Read More >
June 8, 2018
Six Homes for Sale in Holmes Run Acres
There are six listings currently for sale in Holmes Run Acres, the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of nearly 350 homes in Falls Church. Prices range from $499K to $675K.
The Luria bothers started the mid-century modern community and built approximately 260 homes, while the Gaddy Construction Read More >
August 25, 2015
Mid-Centuries in Potomac Overlook, Holmes Run Acres
We have seen a bit of a slow down in the number of listings coming on as we head toward the July 4th holiday but here are a couple for you. This renovated mid-century modern in Potomac Overlook just came on and they are looking for offers by Friday. It Read More >
June 25, 2014
Under Contract: Stunning Renovation in Holmes Run Acres
I am excited to present my latest listing. Michael Cook of award-winning Cook Architecture and developer Steven Wheeler of Solid Constructs have transformed this mid-century modern home into a soaring modern and updated retreat. The home is located in the National Register of Historic Places-designated community of Read More >
April 4, 2014
Two for Sale in Holmes Run Acres; Cook Architecture Renovation Coming Soon
Last Spring, Holmes Run Acres, the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of nearly 350 homes in Falls Church, was bursting with sales. We are starting to see activity this year amid the still frigid temperatures of winter. There are currently two homes listed for sale and I will Read More >
January 29, 2014
Hot Holmes Run Acres
Holmes Run Acres, the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of nearly 350 homes in Falls Church, has been bursting with activity this spring. Currently, there are four active listings and another three under contract. Just yesterday, my clients architect Michael Cook (who grew up in HRA) and Read More >
May 21, 2013
Open in Hollin Hills, Post Highlights Holmes Run Acres
I will be holding my listing in Hollin Hills open this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The owners of this 1953 Goodman took a dilapidated, near tear-down house and transformed it into a stunning modernistic retreat that could be featured in the pages of Dwell magazine. From the Neutra Read More >
October 19, 2012
1951 Renovated, Expanded MCM in Holmes Run Acres – $525K
The last couple of listings in Holmes Run Acres have gone under contract quickly, so take a look at this house that was just listed for $525K. It is a renovated and expanded 4 bedroom/2 bath 1951 mid-century modern home originally built by the Luria brothers, who Read More >
August 18, 2012
New Listings in Holmes Run Acres, McLean
The number of new listings of mid-century modern homes coming on the market has decreased as the summer season has started. One new listing is for a 2 bedroom/2 bath updated home with a carport and wood ceilings in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. A mcm aficionado may want to Read More >
June 12, 2012
1959 ‘Bodor’ Model in Holmes Run Acres – $559K
Holmes Run Acres, the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood in Falls Church, had three developers build the roughly 350 homes. The Luria bothers started the mid-century modern community and built approximately 260 homes, while the Gaddy Construction Company built 71. Andre Bodor finished the neighborhood Read More >
August 8, 2011
1952 Holmes Run Acres Mid-Century with Pool – $465K
This 1952 mid-century in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church looks like it would be home in California, where the designs for the homes in the National Register of Historic Places neighborhood originally came from. Check out the pool, hot tub and cabana for a taste Read More >
June 5, 2011
1952 Expanded Mid-Century in Holmes Run Acres – $615K
This new listing is for a 3 bedroom/2 bath expanded mid-century with contemporary updates in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. Features include open living-dining room and wood-beamed ceilings throughout the house. The addition was done in keeping with architecture of the original 1952 house built by Luria Brothers Builders, the Read More >
May 17, 2011
1954 ‘Gaddy’ Mid-Century in Holmes Run Acres – $520K; Open 5/1
This new listing in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church was built by the Gaddy Construction Company. Gaddy took over construction of homes in the National Register of Histroic neighborhoods from the original developers, the Luria brothers. On a cul-de-sac close to park land, this 1954 two-level home with 4 Read More >
April 29, 2011
Flip in Holmes Run Acres – $579K
When this house in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church was on the market last year, I brought several clients to see this house in the National Register of Historic Places neighborhood. All were architects with mid-century modern tastes. Too bad they did not purse the house, which Read More >
April 13, 2011
New Listings in Holmes Run Acres, Saigon in Virginia
Here are two new listings in Virginia, which have actually stayed on the market for a few days. As I mentioned in a recent post, many of the mid-century modern homes I am tracking are going under contract in days and before I can even post them here. (This house Read More >
March 26, 2011
1956 Mid-Century Modern in Holmes Run Acres – $474K
Here’s a new listing for a 4 bedroom/2 bath mid-century in the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. Designed by two of the leading local modernist architects, Nicholas Satterlee and Donald Lethbridge, the home features wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, large Read More >
December 13, 2010
1952 Expanded Holmes Run Acres Mid-Century – $599K
This 4 bedroom/2 bath in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church has just been listed for $599K . The listing says the house has been expanded. The kitchen and baths have been updated. In 1951, Eli and Gerald Luria began building modest mid-century homes in Holmes Run Acres modeled after Read More >
September 23, 2010
1956 Holmes Run Acres Mid-Century – $550K
I’m on the road in Vermont and hope to be heading to Phillip Johnson’s Glass House in a few days so stay tuned for a report. Here’s a new listing for a 4 bedroom/2 bath in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. In 1951, Eli and Gerald Luria began building modest Read More >
August 18, 2010
FSBO: 1954 Updated Holmes Run Acres Mid-Century – $610K
Check out this mid-century in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house has beautiful wood-beamed ceilings, an open and updated kitchen and sits on a professionally landscaped lot overlooking park and woods. This is a For Sale by Owner. You Read More >
November 3, 2009
‘California Contemporaries’ for Sale, Rent in Holmes Run Acres
I am back in D.C., so here’s some local fare from Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. I’ll bring you more in-depth highlights of my trip to LA (Eames House, Stahl House, mid-century eats, etc.) during the next week or so. I’m also still posting tidbits from the trip Read More >
June 30, 2009
1955 Holmes Run Acres California Contemporary – $499K
In 1951, Eli and Gerald Luria began building modest mid-century homes in Holmes Run Acres modeled after the contemporary ranches being built in California. Designed by two of the leading local modernist architects, Nicholas Satterlee and Donald Lethbridge, the homes feature wood beamed cathedral ceilings, large brick wall fireplaces and Read More >
May 8, 2009
Short Sale: 1953 Holmes Run Acres MCM – $450K
I knew this 3/2 located in Holmes Run Acres looked familiar. It sold in June 2007 for $522,500 and I first mentioned it here. The Falls Church home has nice wood-beamed ceilings and some vintage touches in the kitchen and bathrooms. See images here.
April 6, 2009
Price Drop: 1953 Untouched MCM in Holmes Run Acres – $449K
Beyond the expansion of this 3/2 MCM in Holmes Run Acres, it looks relatively untouched from when it was built in 1953, including the stainless steel counter and vintage cabinets in the kitchen. The house, which last sold in 1966 for $26,500, is located inside the Beltway here Read More >
March 29, 2009
Two MCM Foreclosures in Holmes Run Acres
Here are two foreclosures in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church.
1959 5/2.5 – $408K – Open today from 12 to 3 p.m.
1956 4/2 – 397K – This listing has no images.
November 23, 2008
Hollin Hills, Holmes Run Acres Via Flickr
September 19, 2008
Price Drop: Large 1958 Contemporary in Holmes Run Acres – $525K
This 2,400 sq. ft., 4/2 home in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church has nice wood-beamed ceilings and tongue-in-groove Philippine Mahogany walls. Kitchen and bathroom pictured need work. This is down $50K from original listing price. I first mentioned it this post here.
August 24, 2008
1952 Expanded Homes Run Acres Contemporary – $519K
This listing is for an expanded 3/2 contemporary in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The addition to the home appears to remain true to the original design of architects Donald Letherbridge and Nicholas Satterlee, nicely incorporating a similar roof-line, wood-beamed ceilings and liberal use of glass to create Read More >
August 16, 2008
Two New Holmes Run Acres Listings
Here are two new listings in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The community was first developed in 1950 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The more than 350 homes, which were modeled after contemporary California ranch-style homes of the time, were constructed by three builders: Read More >
July 29, 2008
1952 Holmes Run Acres MCM – $449K; Open 6/8
The owners of this 3/1 MCM in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church are marketing their home with a nice web site chalk full of information and images. I like the wood-beamed ceilings throughout the house and large end-wall fireplace. The owners are holding an open Read More >
June 6, 2008
The Post Remembers Francis D. Lethbridge
Francis Donald Lethbridge, one of D.C. leading modernist architect during the 1950s and ’60s who helped design Cardeorck Springs, Holmes Run Acres, Pine Spring among other contemporary neighborhoods, died last week at the age of 87. The Washington Post ran a lenghty obituary today on the contributions to local Read More >
April 24, 2008
1951 Holmes Run Acres Contemporary – $499K
I like the angled carport and all that glass on the back of this 4/2 in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church located just inside the Beltway. The listing has images.
April 12, 2008
1956 Holmes Run Acres Contemporary – $599K
This 4/2 contemporary located in Holmes Run Acres is being sold by the original owners. It looks like it is close to original condition as well. Does not look like too much updating was done in this one.
November 1, 2007
New Listings in Holmes Run Acres; Price Reductions on Old Ones
Here some new listings in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. Also, check out these previous listings I posted. They all have seen price reductions.
1954 4/2 – $569,900 – Has a rustic contemporary feel with the natural wood siding.
October 8, 2007
1955 Holmes Run Acres MCM – $575K
This 4/2 Holmes Run Acres home looks to be one of the nicer ones I have seen listed in the Falls Church community. The landscaped lot looks impressive from the photos.
September 15, 2007
Three Holmes Run Acres Listings
September 3, 2007
Old House Journal: Modern for the Masses Article Highlights D.C.
A 2005 Old House Journal piece about post-war modern housing highlights D.C. as an area that has a number of such developments, including Hollin Hills and Holmes Run Acres. Here’s the excerpt:
“Near Alexandria, Virginia, just south of Washington, D.C., is another successful Soft Modern development, the woody suburb of Hollin Read More >
August 3, 2007
Washington Post on Holmes Run Acres
Here’s yesterday’s Washington Post story on Holmes Run Acres, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in March. The community of 355 homes was built between 1951 and 1958 by three builders based on designs by architects Donald Lethbridge and Nicholas Satterlee. Brothers Gerald and Read More >
July 29, 2007
Two Holmes Run Acres MCMs
Here are two new listings for homes in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church:
1955 5/2.5 – $599K – This expanded home, which is open July 15, features wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, nice interior brick walls and expanses of glass. The updated kitchen does not look like it works, but what else Read More >
July 14, 2007
Two MCMs in Holmes Run Acres – $549K
Here are two more homes for sale in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. They are both listed for $549,900. The 4/2 from 1955 is bigger and has refinished hardwoods and an updated kitchen. The other house, a 1953 3/2, looks like it has the original kitchen and carpet covering Read More >
May 22, 2007
1952 Expanded MCM in Holmes Run Acres – $745K
This expanded home in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church has 5 bedroom and 4 bathrooms over 3,500 sq. ft. The renovated kitchen actually looks like it fits in with the style of the house–a rare sight these days. Here are some good images of the house, which looks to Read More >
May 7, 2007
Two Holmes Run Acres Contemporaries For Sale
Here are listing’s for two homes for sale in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church:
1951 3/2 ranch – $535K – This one looks cool from the pictures. Take a peek.
1952 2/1 ranch – $499K – The is a small home is less than 1,000 sq. ft. The listing only has Read More >
May 2, 2007
1952 MCM in Holmes Run Acres – 499K
Here’s a listing for a 3/2 in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The listing says the house has been totally remodeled inside and out.
April 25, 2007
Large 1959 MCM in Holmes Run Acres – $639K
This listing is for a 5/2.5 mid-century in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The home, which features wood-beamed ceilings and a full-exposed brick wall in the living room, is one of the larger home models in the neighborhood. It also looks like one of the coolest I have seen Read More >
April 11, 2007
1955 MCM in Holmes Run Acres – $575K
Here’s a listing for a 4 bedroom/2 bath two-story home in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The listing says it has been remodeled/renovated with a new kitchen and baths. There are no pictures to see if the renovations are true to the mid-century house or not. Unfortunately, most times Read More >
April 3, 2007
1952 Two-Story in Homes Run Acres – $569K
This listing is for a 4 bedroom/2 bath two-story home in Homes Run Acres in Falls Church. Looks like the home has nice hardwood floors and wood-beamed cathedral ceilings. Click on the “slideshow tour” tab of the virtual tour for more images.
March 25, 2007
1952 MCM in Holmes Run Acres – $629K
This 1952 two-level 3 bedroom/2 bath home in Homles Run Acres in Falls Church features 2 fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, which look out onto the secluded backyard. Check out the listing for 20 images of the home.
March 15, 2007
1956 Raised Ranch in Home Run Acres – $615K
Here’s a listing for a 1956 4 bedroom/4 bath rasied ranch in Home Run Acres in Falls Church. The house sits on a wooded 1/3 of an acre on a cul-de-sac.
February 3, 2007
1952 Ranch in Holmes Run Acres – $499K
Here’s 1952 2 bedroom/one bath ranch in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The home, nearly 900 sq. ft., has wood ceilings and floors and sits on nearly a third of an acre. The listing has six pictures of the home.
January 25, 2007
1956 MCM in Holmes Run Acres – $579K; Open 2/4 from 1-4 p.m.
Here’s a listing for a 3 bedroom/2 bath two-level in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The home features walls of windows and vaulted wood beam ceilings. Sellers are holding an open house Feb. 4 from 1-4 p.m. if you want to take a peek.
January 20, 2007