June 28, 2018 Charles Goodman

Charles Goodman-Designed Prefab for Rent in Annandale

In addition to designing homes for local developers who built signature “Goodman” communities such as Hollin Hills, River Park and Rock Creek Woods, Charles M. Goodman, FAIA, also served as an architect for Lafayette, Ind.-based National Homes, which was the country’s largest prefab home manufacturer.

A 1954 Time article on National Homes mentions Goodman, who served as a consulting architect to National Homes for five years beginning in 1953. “In his mass operation, Price has not neglected style. The 31 models in his 1955 line, now starting in production, were designed by Architect Charles M. Goodman of Washington, D.C. Says Price: ‘We can fight it out on a mass or class basis. We can provide a home for somebody who hasn’t any kind of home, or give a rich man a home where he can entertain a Rockefeller.’”

This 1956 home, available for rent at $2,900 a month, is located in Annanwood, a 20-home community in Annandale, Va., developed by Paul Berman and Paul Hammond. Berman and Hammond built several of the Goodman communities in Montgomery County.