1967 Mid-Century ‘River’ Model In Wessynton – $650K
I’m back from Palm Springs (more on that soon) and the site is back up after my hosting service experienced a major problem. On to a new listing. This listing is one of 37 River models in the mid-century modern community of Wessynton. The 6 bedroom /3 bath, two-level home has Read More >
March 1, 2011
1969 Mid-Century ‘Meadow’ in Wessynton – $599K; Open 1/30
Here’s another listing in the Wessynton community of Alexandria for a 4/3 Meadow model, a nearly 70-foot-long, 2,500 square foot space with wall of windows to view the natural surroundings and fireplace room divider between the dining room and living room. This four-level Read More >
January 27, 2011
1956 Mid-Century in Lake Barcroft – $699K
This 4/3 mid-century is located in Lake Barcroft in Falls Church. The listing only has one exterior image but the description says the house has a wood deck and hot tub to go with the beach-like setting.
Lake Barcroft has one of the areas largest concentration of mid-century modern homes, Read More >
February 24, 2010
1970 ‘Pod’ House in Reston – $710K
This 5/3 late 1970 contemporary located in Reston evokes Hugh Newell Jacobsen’s Skyview model in Truro in Annandale. Jacobsen’s design, with its soaring wood cathedral ceiling in the living room, is commonly referred to as the “pod” house.
February 17, 2010
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
Just Listed: 1968 Custom Chloethiel Smith Contemporary – $1.128 Million; Open 1/24
This late 1960s contemporary in Dover Balmoral Riverwood in North Arlington was designed by Chloethiel Woodard Smith, one of D.C. leading modernist architects. Located here on a 1/2 acre the 4 bedroom/3 bath homes has nice soaring wood ceilings. The house is open from 1 to 4 on Read More >
January 23, 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
Short Sale: 1952 Butterfly-Roof Goodman in Hollin Hills – $495K
This butterfly-roof by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills is now approved for a short sale. The 3 bedroom/2 bathroom updated house has been on-and-off the market the last several years and has served as a rental the past year. The listing has no Read More >
January 11, 2010
James Rossant, Reston Planner and Architect, Dies at 81
December 19, 2009
Goodman, Smith MCM Townhomes in Reston
Here are two listings for Charles Goodman- and Chloethiel Woodard Smith-designed townhomes in Reston. Read an earlier post I did on the mid-century modern townhome architecture in the planned community in Northern Virginia.
1965 3/1.5 Hickory Cluster Goodman – $314K
1966 4/2.5 Coleson Cluster Smith – $435K (Read about Read More >
December 17, 2009
1965 ‘As Is’ Waterview Cluster Townhome in Reston – $343K
I just helped Modern Capital readers close on a townhome by Chloethiel Woodard Smith in Waterview Cluster on Lake Anne in Reston. Here’s another one on the market in “As Is” condition. Anyone looking for a MCM project?
November 20, 2009
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
Charles Goodman’s Oak Forest in Vienna
I finally found Oak Forest. It is the last of the nine Charles Goodman builder projects in the D.C. area that I had not yet seen or written about. I saw eight or so modest, one-level Goodmans with signature exterior brick fireplaces on Acorn Circle Read More >
November 13, 2009
Modern in Lake Barcroft Hosting Arts Festival This Weekend – $1.899 Million
This 4 bedroom/4.5 bath modern in Lake Barcroft I first wrote about in January is now finished and back on the market. The owners will be hosting local and regional artists Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. as a way to Read More >
November 11, 2009
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
Under Contract: 1968 Vintage Modern in Arlington – $700K
Update: This just went under contract so the listing is down. Here are images.
Its definitely harder to find more strict mid-century modern homes or even later “contemporaries” in Arlington, but take a look at this late 1960s home located near Pentagon City. Tongue-and-groove ceilings, walls of glass and vintage Read More >
October 26, 2009
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
1955 Lake Barcroft MCM – $779K
This 3/3 MCM in Lake Barcroft was just listed. The house, which is located here on nearly half an acre, has wood-beamed ceilings, ample glass, a nice deck and what looks to be a slant-roof carport from the pictures.
October 1, 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
1973 California Contemporary in North Arlington – $565K
I have not seen many mid-century modern or contemporary listings in North Arlington during the past several years of doing the blog, but here’s one close to the East Falls Church Metro. This early 1970s, 3/2.5 “California Contemporary” located here has an open living room with loft space.
September 21, 2009
Price Drop: 1952 Butterfly-Roof Goodman in Hollin Hills – $379K
This 3/2 Hollin Hills ranch with butterfly roof by Charles Goodman is back on the market after being withdrawn earlier this year at $509K. It’s now at $379K. This is one is a short sale.
September 17, 2009
Just Listed: 1952 Pine Spring Mid-Century – $489K
The description for this just listed mid-century in Pine Spring with two brick wall fireplaces, wood ceilings and walls of glass says it is a fixer upper and needs updating. Hard to tell exactly what needs to be done from the limited pictures, but it could mean there are vintage Read More >
August 28, 2009
1976 Contemporary on 3.5+ Acres in Fairfax Station – $599K
Nice glass-wall entrance way, wood-beamed ceilings and slanted-roof carport on this 1976 large contemporary in Fairfax Station. The 4/3 home is almost 3,500 square feet and sits here on 3.58 acres. View images here.
August 27, 2009
1967 ‘Hawaiian’ Modern in Arlington – $1.299 Million
This 1967 mid-century modern home in Arlington is being marketed as a “Hawaiian style contemporary.” The centerpiece of this organic modern 4/3 home is the (octagonal?) living room with free-standing fireplace, wood-beamed ceilings, walls of glass and deck covered by a soaring roof with extended eaves. The Nelson Read More >
August 26, 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
1952 Pine Spring MCM Ranch – $442K
This mid-century ranch located in Pine Spring in Falls Church has a wall of glass looking out onto a large brick patio. The 3/1 home also has wood ceilings. The 121-home community was built by the Luria brothers, who also developed most of nearby Read More >
July 25, 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
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
1963 ‘Phoenix’ Flat-Roof MCM in Mantua Hills – $750K
Here’s a new listing for a flat-roof “Phoenix”model MCM located in the Fairfax neighborhood of Mantua Hills. The 4/3 home with clerestory windows and cool carport with brick screen sits on nearly half an acre. This home was built by Phoenix Builders. See photos here.
June 17, 2009
1966 “Pod” House in Reston – $859K: Open 6/7
This 5/3 late 1960s contemporary located here in Reston looks very similar to the Hugh Newell Jacobsen Skyview model in Truro in Annandale. Jacobsen’s design, with its soaring wood cathedral ceiling in the living room, is commonly referred to as the “pod” house. This listing is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Read More >
June 7, 2009
Goodman’s Highland Hills, Alcoa Care-Free Home in Richmond
As I noted in a previous post, Charles Goodman served for five years beginning in 1953 as a consulting architect for Lafayette, Ind.-based National Homes, which was the country’s largest prefab home manufacturer. A 1954 Time article described Jim Price, the founder of National Homes, as the “King of the Read More >
June 4, 2009
1965 Flat-Roof MCM in McLean – $829K
This 4/3 flat-roof MCM in McLean was just listed at $829K. Located here in McLean Hamlet, the house has clerestory windows, a full, light-brick wall fireplace and prominent carport extending from the front. The style of the house looks like it could have been plucked from California or Vegas Read More >
May 24, 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 Flat-Roof Waterfront MCM in Lake Barcroft – $1.35 Million; Open 5/10
Check out the MCM roof lines on this house in Lake Barcroft in Falls Church. The 4/3.5 house has three distinct flat roof levels: two on the main part of the house and the lower roof of the expansive carport. Look at the wall of glass looking out to Read More >
May 9, 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
1965 Chloethiel Woodard Smith Waterview Cluster Townhome in Reston – $469K; Open 5/3
May 4, 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: 1965 Whittlesey & Conklin MCM Townhome on Lake Anne in Reston -$475K; Open 4/26
This Whittlesey & Conklin MCM townhome in Reston is down from $490K. Whittlesey & Conklin created the master plan for Reston; William Conklin and James Rossant designed Lake Anne Village center, including the townhomes along the water. Conklin said the townhomes in Reston represent the first time townhomes–a design Read More >
April 25, 2009
Price Drops: 1975 Deck Houses in Vienna ($595K); McLean ($899K)
Looks like a spring Deck House sale. This Deck House in Vienna, Va., has dropped to $595K after going on the market in January at $675K. The listing has one image. This Deck House in McLean has dropped from $970K to $899K.
April 21, 2009
1970s Modernized Colonial in Vienna – $590K; Open 4/19
The owners of this house in Vienna, Va., went against the grain for this area: they took a 1970s colonial and turned it into a more modern space, even installing Neutra-esque house numbers (pictured above). In this area, people typically will take a contemporary home and transform into Read More >
April 18, 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
Architect Max Borges 1963 Lake Barcroft MCM – $799K; Open 4/19
The home of noted Cuban mid-century modern architect Max Borges is for sale in Lake Barcroft and open this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Borges, who passed away at the age of 90 on Jan. 18, designed and built the home for his family in the early 1960s Read More >
April 16, 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
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
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
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
More Photos of Modern Being Built in Lake Barcroft – $1.99 Million
Here are updated pictures, details and floor plans for this 5,500 square-foot modern home being built in Lake Barcroft that I first posted here. The house was designed by Charles Warren, a young D.C.-based architect. One person who commented on the original post thought the house was too Read More >
March 25, 2009
Price Drop: 1954 Close-to-Original Goodman in Hollin Hills – $499K
If first posted this 3/1.5 Charles Goodman home in Hollin Hills back in October when it was at $549K. It’s now just under $500K. Except for the kitchen, which the agent says was updated a number of years ago, the house preserves Goodman’s original 1954 design. (When I first saw Read More >
March 23, 2009
1966 Flat-Roof MCM in McLean – $1.995 Million
Not sure who could afford the price tag for this 1966 wood clad, flat-roof MCM, but it is fun to look anyway. This sprawling 4/4 ranch on more than one and a half acres is located in Ballantrae Farms — the same community as Charles Goodman’s now destroyed Ferris Read More >
March 19, 2009
Price Drop: 1975 Deck House Prefab in McLean – $899K
This listing is for a 1975 cedar and brick Deck prefab on 1.62 acres here in McLean. The post and beam construction allows for high ceilings, large, open spaces and plenty of room for glass. The kitchen has cork flooring, a nice mid-century touch.
I wrote about the history of Read More >
March 7, 2009
(Sold – 4/2/09; $125K) Further Price Drop: 1965 Goodman Townhome in Reston – $141K
This Charles Goodman Hickory Cluster townhome I mentioned here is now listed at $141K. Originally listed at $239K. Whose looking for a project?
March 7, 2009
1965 Ken Freeman Contemporary in Mantua Hills – $625K
This 4/3 on .6 acres looks like a Ken Freeman contemporary in Mantua Hills in Fairfax. Ken Freeman was a New York clothing designer who moved to Maryland in the 196os to become a real estate developer. He designed Bradley Park in Bethesda and homes in Lake Normandy Estates Read More >
March 5, 2009
1969 Ridgeview Contemporary in Truro – $575K
This listing is for a late 1960s contemporary in Truro in Annandale. This 4/3 Ridgeview model features a brick and wood exterior, wood ceilings, large windows and two light-colored brick fireplaces.
March 5, 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
1952 Pine Spring MCM – $505K
Jerusalem–Like last night, here’s another new listing for a 3/2 in Pine Spring in Falls Church. See photos here. Sorry for the short posts. I hope to have a few reports during the next few days on the modern architecture here in Israel–can you say Bauhaus? Stay tuned.
February 17, 2009
1952 Pine Spring Ranch – $499K
Jerusalem–Here’s a quick post from overseas. This is a 3/2 ranch located in Pine Spring in Falls Church. The listing says the house has been expanded with updated kitchen and baths, but only has exterior images. The homes in Pine Spring were designed by local modern heavyweights Arthur Keyes, Read More >
February 16, 2009
(Sold – $1.2 Million; 3/09) 1937 Flat-Roof Bauhaus in South Arlington – $1.2 Million; Open 2/8
I’m heading to Tel Aviv next week to roam around the “White City” to see the largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in world. Luckily, you don’t need to sit on a plane for 11 hours to see this 1937 International Style/Bauhaus-inspired flat-roof home in the Aurora Hills neighborhood Read More >
February 7, 2009
Lost: Charles Goodman’s 1957 Muriel Ferris House
When I first wrote about Charles Goodman’s 1957 Muriel Ferris House, I feared it would be torn down. A small MCM home on nearly 1.7 acres in an exclusive neighborhood in McLean. I can now report that the flat-roof house has been destroyed, as you can see Read More >
February 7, 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
Price Drop: 1974 Cedar-Clad Contemporary in Great Falls – $1.195 Million
This cedar-clad contemporary from the early ’70s with modern kitchen and baths sits on nearly an acre in Leigh Mill Meadows in Great Falls, Va. The 5/3.5 house is located at the end of a cul-de-sac and is surrounded by parkland, which you can view from the deck.
January 21, 2009
Modern Under Construction in Lake Barcroft – $1.99 Million
This listing is for a modern home under construction in the mid-century modern community of Lake Barcroft in Falls Church. Located here with water views, the house is expected to be more than 5,000 square feet. If you have two mil, you can put your finishing touches Read More >
January 13, 2009
(Sold – $435K; 5/09) Foreclosure: 1955 MCM in Lake Barcroft – $574K
Looks like this 4/3 MCM in Lake Barcroft in Falls Church needs quite a bit of work inside and the bank is not accepting contracts with a home inspection contingency.
January 3, 2009
1977 Custom Contemporary in Reston – $547K
This listing is for an interesting late 1970s contemporary near Lake Anne in Reston. The 4/4 2,700 sq. ft. home has plenty glass, large open space, tongue-and-groove wood ceilings and funky spiral staircase between the two levels. It even has modern, Neutra-style house numbers so you don’t have to Read More >
January 1, 2009
Short Sale: 1955 Mid-Century Rambler in Burke – $430K
This listing is for a 3/2 mid-century with three levels on .89 acres in Burke. Looks like it was in the process of being remodeled (or, remuddled, as many people describe a bad MCM remodel). Not sure on this one since there are no interior images.
December 31, 2008
1960 Mid-Century Raised Rambler in Annandale – $519K
This 5/3 raised rambler in Annandale has a little bit more mid-century style than most homes of this kind. It has cathedral ceilings, clerestory windows and large transom window over the front door with sidelights. I would replace the more traditional door and sidelights with MCM appropriate replacements (you Read More >
December 15, 2008
Two 1978 Contemporaries in Fairfax County
Here are two contemporary homes on large pieces of land in Fairfax County. The both have HOA fees.
1978 4/3 – 729K – This Fairfax Station home sits on 5 acres and has a pool and horse barn. Listing has only one exterior image.
1978 3/1.5 – $599K – This funky three-level Read More >
December 13, 2008
Price Drop: Two Forestview Models in Truro
These listings are for two early 1970s Forestview models in the Miller & Smith-built Truro in Annandale. The bi-level, 4/3 homes feature cathedral wood ceilings in the open living/dining room area. This one is listed at $465K (originally listed at $500K), while this one is down more than $12,000 Read More >
December 10, 2008
The Washignton Post ran an interesting piece on Saturday about the impact of planned redevelopment and construction of three Metro station in Reston, founded by developer Robert Simon in 1964 as the country’s first modern planned community.
“Reston –which famously pioneered the kind of walkable, environmentally friendly, mixed-use Read More >
November 29, 2008
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
FSBO: 1965 Charles Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhome in Reston – $280K
This For Sale By Owner Hickory Cluster 3/1.5 townhome in Reston is a short sale.
November 14, 2008
Event: Tour of Wright’s Cooke House in Virginia Beach; Listed at $4.4 Million
The beach and modern architecture. What could be better? On Saturday, Nov. 15, the 1953 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Andrew B. and Maude Cooke House in Virginia Beach will be open for a rare tour. Homeowners Jane and Daniel Duhl will are hosting the tour and reception in their Read More >
November 4, 2008
Price Drop: 1972 Herndon Contemporary with Atrium – $650K
This early 1970s Herndon contemporary has dropped from around $900K and is a short sale. Located here on nearly an acre near Eero Saarinen’s Dulles Airport, the 4/3.5 home has an open-air atrium, open floor plan, walls of glass and wood ceilings.
October 21, 2008
1969 5,000 Square-Foot Contemporary in McLean – $1.595 Milion; Open 10/19
Looks like a lot of the late ’60s details have been renovated out of this McLean home, but check out the open kitchen/sunken living loom space with wood-beamed ceilings and large brick-wall fireplace. The four-level house, located here on almost an acre with pool, is open today from 1 Read More >
October 19, 2008
(Sold: 315K; 12/08) Price Drop: 1955 Atomic Ranch in Raymondale – $320K; Open 10/19
This 3/1 atomic ranch in Raymondale in Falls Church features a low-pitched gable roof, clerestory windows and side carport. The price on the house is down from $335K. The listing has only two exterior images, but it is open tomorrow (Oct. 19) from 1 to 4 p.m.
October 18, 2008
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
Price Drop: 1965 Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhome – $379K
October 11, 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
1971 Cedar-Clad California Contemporary in Annandale – $625K
This early 1970s 5/4.5 contemporary is more than 3,800 sq. ft. on more than a half acre here in Annandale. It has a lot of glass, cathedral ceilings and nice deck surrounded by trees.
September 23, 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: 1966 MCM Townhome with Cork Flooring – $366K
Here’s a quick follow up to my recent post on MCM townhomes in Reston. This large (nearly 2,500 sq. ft.) 5/3.5 townhome has a nice mix of wood, brick and glass, including a wall of windows in the living room. The listing says the updated kitchen has Read More >
September 14, 2008
MCM Townhomes in Reston by Goodman, Sauer
Townhomes by Charles Goodman in Hickory Cluster in Reston, Virginia
I came across an interesting article (scroll down a bit after you hit the link) from 1966 on the new phenomenon of suburban townhomes by then-Washington Post architecture critic Wolf Von Eckardt. In his article, Von Eckardt writes how developers Read More >
September 6, 2008
Price Drop: Clifton ‘Treehouse’ on 5 Acres – $725K
This Clifton contemporary “treehouse” on more than 5 acres I first posted here has dropped $75,000 to $725K.
September 5, 2008
1959 Flat-Roof MCM in McLean – $875K
The listing has limited pictures of this flat-roof MCM so it it is hard to get a true sense of the home, which sits on .65 acres just inside the Beltway in the River Oaks neighborhood of McLean. The living room has wood-beamed ceilings and the kitchen has been updated, Read More >
September 4, 2008
1975 Cedar-Clad Contemporary on Lake in Great Falls – $1.49 Million
This cedar-clad contemporary in Timberlake Run in Great Falls has plenty of glass, wood ceilings and sits on more than an acre overlooking a lake. Click the virtual tour for good images.
September 3, 2008
Short Sale: 1972 ‘Meadowview’ in Truro – $499K
Here’s another listing for a short sale in Virginia. This one is for a 5/3 Meadowview model on more than a quarter acre in Truro in Annandale. The house, a two-level contemporary rambler, sold for $580,000 in March 2005.
September 3, 2008
Short Sale: 1972 Contemporary with Atrium in Oak Hill – $650K
Check out the open-air atrium in this early 1970s contemporary with wood ceilings on nearly an acre. The house is located in Fox Mill Acres in Oak Hill, Va., near Dulles airport. The 4/3.5 home is a short sale and has been on the market for more than a year, Read More >
September 3, 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
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
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
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
(Sold: $305K; 8/08) Foreclosure: 1955 Raymondale Contemporary – $304K
The listing has only one exterior image for this 4/2 in Raymondale in Falls Church, so its not clear what needs to be done in this modest mid-century inside the Beltway.
August 11, 2008
1963 Lakefront MCM in Lake Barcroft – $1.895 Million
Here’s a new listing for a 1963 flat-roof 4/3.5 MCM in Lake Barcroft in Falls Church. The house has water access and sits on half an acre. Looks cool from the outside, but the listing has no interior images.
Lake Barcroft has one of the areas largest concentration of mid-century modern Read More >
August 6, 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
Moran’s Goodman on the Market – $7.175 Million
Looks like Rep. Jim Moran and his wife have put up their custom McLean Charles Goodman on the market. In a recent article in the Connection that I wrote about here, they had indicated that they were planning to move. The 4/3.5 home is located along Chain Bridge Road Read More >
July 25, 2008
(Sold; 330K; 3/09) Foreclosure: 1955 Mid-Century Split in Raymondale – $424K
This listing is for a 4/2 split-level on 1/2 an acre in Raymondale in Falls Church. From the few pictures, it looks the home has been updated. It could be a project for someone looking for a lower-cost home in an MCM community inside the Beltway.
July 24, 2008
1968 Flat-Roof Mid-Century in McLean – $1.25 Million
I wish there were better pictures of this 1968 home (possibly with a flat roof) located in Saigon in McLean. There are plenty of pictures, but none provide a true sense of the 5/3 home, which sits on 2 acres. If anyone has seen this one, let us Read More >
July 20, 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
Open House: 1967 Wessynton ‘Forest’ Model – $649K
July 12, 2008
1965 Flat-Roof MCM in North Arlington – $1.4 Million
I have not come across a lot of mid-century modern homes in North Arlington, but here is one worth exploring. This 5/3.5 flat-roof MCM with sits on .4 acres of mature trees in the Broyhill Forest/Hills neighborhood. The 3, 700 sq. ft. home has some Japanese touches, including Read More >
July 11, 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
Moran’s Modern Oasis
Now I don’t want to get political here, especially how this election looks to be shaping up. However, I thought you might be interested in this Connection article on Rep. Jim Moran’s Charles Goodman home in McLean—no matter what side of the aisle your are on. The house’s previous owner 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
1998 Clifton Contemporary ‘Treehouse’ – $800K
No need for shades on all the windows of this contemporary situated on more than 5 acres in Clifton, Virginia. While the house was built in 1998, it has that California contemporary feel. The 3/2.5 house is built right into the woods and has three cantilevered decks to enjoy Read More >
June 14, 2008
1967 Wessynton ‘Forest’ Model – $649K
This late 1960s contemporary in Wessynton in Mount Vernon, Virginia, was designed by Deigert and Yerkes, one of the top teams of modern architects in D.C. during the MCM era. This Forest model features nice walls of glass and a large brick fireplace that separates the living and Read More >
June 11, 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
Two Hickory Cluster Goodman Townhomes
Here are listings for two Hickory Cluster Townhomes by Charles Goodman in Reston:
1965 3/1.5 – $339K – An end unit carriage home (see pictures below) on Maple Ridge Road.
3/1.5 – $310K – This is one is a FSBO and is open today (June 7) from Read More >
June 7, 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
Updated: 1963 McLean MCM by Harry E. Ormston – $1.15 Million
Click here for dozens of images of this 1963 MCM designed by Harry E. Ormston, a McLean architect whose work was recognized by leading publications such as Architectural Record and Progressive Architecture. The 4/3 home sits one acre in McLean. I like the all white kitchen and Read More >
May 25, 2008
1957 Contemporary Rambler in Raymondale – $599K
May 19, 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 Read More >
April 26, 2008
1955 Raymondale Ranch – $335K
The listing for this 3/1 mid-century ranch in Raymondale in Falls Church says it is a fixer upper and only has one exterior picture. Could this be a preserved mid-century with period details or an example of poorly updated contemporary home? Either way, it is a home on Read More >
April 23, 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
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
1970 Truro Grandview Contemporary – $632K; Open 4/13
This Grandview in Truro is the largest model in the Annandale neighborhood. The 4/3.5 home has wood cathedral ceilings, expanses of glass along the back of the house and a kitchen that actually fits in with the house–meaning it is devoid of the cliche granite countertops and stainless steel Read More >
April 11, 2008
Price Drops: Custom McLean Goodman, Lake Barcroft and Lake Normandy Estates
Here are some updates on three homes I previously featured:
Endangered McLean Goodman: The small custom 1957 Charles Goodman I posted last month that I fear could be torn down because its sits on 1.7 acres in McLean has dropped $100K. Again, the images in the listing mostly shows the Read More >
April 6, 2008
Chloethiel Smith’s Coleson Cluster in Reston
I added a new link to the MCM Neighborhoods list. Designed by Reston founder Robert E. Simon and modernist architect Chloethiel Woodard Smith in the mid-1960s, Coleson Cluster consists of 47 two-, three- and four-bedroom flat-roofed, brick rowhouses with floor-to-ceiling windows on each level. Here’s a vintage Read More >
March 23, 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
Endangerd: 1967 Redwood MCM in McLean – $935K
Looks like another endangered home on a large lot in McLean. This redwood-clad MCM on nearly an acre located here is being marketed for the “ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ACRE OF PARADISE!” This one appears to be under contract.
March 22, 2008
Two Pine Spring Contemporaries
Here are two new listings in Pine Spring in Falls Chruch. The homes were designed by the local modernist all-star team team of Keyes, Smith, Satterlee and Lethbridge.
1952 4/2.5 – 629K – From the pictures, this looks one of the nicest homes I seen in the Falls Church neighborhood. Read More >
March 10, 2008
1968 McLean Contemporary on 1 Acre – $1.299 Million; open 3/9
Check out the redwood ceilings in this sprawling contemporary located on one acre in the Saigon neighborhood of McLean. I’m less into the kitchen redo and bathrooms, but what else is new. The 4/3 home is open March 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.
March 3, 2008
1965 Goodman Hickory Cluster Model – $439K; Open 3/16
Here’s an interesting listing: A 1965 Charles Goodman Hickory Cluster model home in Reston. The 3/2.5, three-level townhome is open Sunday, March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Here’s the address if you plan on heading to the open house.
February 29, 2008
1969 Contemporary Split in McLean – $1.195 Million; Open 2/10
I wonder if this late 1960s contemporary on nealry an acre in Woodside Estates in McLean shows better than in the pictures. If anyone goes to the open house today from 1 to 4 p.m. let us know. Here’s the address.
February 10, 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
1969 Truro ‘Ridgeview’ Contemporary – $660K
Looks like a nice late 1960s contemporary in Truro in Annandale. This 4/3 Ridgeview model features wood ceilings in the living room, lots of windows and two light-colored brick fireplaces that give the home a modern feel. The house, which is located here, also has a nice deck and Read More >
February 1, 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
1965 Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhome – $470K
This 3/2.5 Charles Goodman Hickory Cluster townhome in Reston has been “updated” with what looks like a typical stainless steel and granite kitchen with not so modern cabinets. The townhome is located here.
January 4, 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
1968 Wessynton Contemporary Split-Level – $619K
Look past the clutter and the not-so-modern furniture in this 4/3 Meadow home located in Wessynton in Alexandria, Virginia. Wessynton was the second community developed by Miller and Smith (they also did Truro and Drumaldry.)
Here’s an excerpt from the 1968 brochure for the home, which Read More >
December 21, 2007
1957 Raised Rambler in Raymondale – $429K
Looks like this 4/3 contemporary raised rambler located in Raymondale in Falls Church is a foreclosure and needs some work, according to the listing. It sold in January 2007 for $589,000. There is only one exterior image.
December 12, 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
1965 Hickory Cluster Goodman Townhome for Rent – $1,350/Month
Here’s a new listing for a 3/1.5 Charles Goodman townhome rental in Reston.
November 25, 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
Open House: 1981 Hugh Newell Jacobsen Modern on the Potomac – $6.5 Million
This is the like the mother of all open houses. This ultra-white and modern home designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen that I originally posted in July is open Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The house is located at the end of Crest Lane in McLean overlooking the Read More >
November 16, 2007
1969 Truro Contemporary Rambler – $699K
Look at all that glass in this listing. This 4/3.5 Ridgeview model in Truro in Annandale has walls of windows to take in the views of the tree-lined property. I would like to see what’s under all that carpet.
November 6, 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
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
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
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
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
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
1962 ‘Eichler’-Like MCM in McLean – $749K
This 1962 MCM is located on Chilton Court, a cul-de-sac of seven other modern homes just off Old Dominion Drive in McLean. While I’m not sure who designed the home, which is in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, but it definitely has that Eichler feel–from the abundance of Read More >
September 24, 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
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
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
1959 Barrel-Vaulted Roof MCM in McLean – $1.995 Million
This 4,000 sq. ft. 1959 MCM, renovated in 1999 with new kitchen, master bath and radiant heat, sits on nearly six acres in McLean. The listing has more good images and details. Now if I could just find an extra $2 million.
September 13, 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