August 15, 2009 Charles Goodman, Hollin Hills Virginia

Charles Goodman’s Hollinridge in Potomac; New Goodman Listing in Hollin Hills Open

The site plan for Hollinridge, located on Lloyd Road and Brevern Court, was designed by Charles Goodman for a team of developers that included Robert Davenport, who built Hollin Hills, according to architectural historian Elizabeth Jo Lampl’s history of Goodman’s homes in Montgomery County. Goodman designed a number of the homes in Hollinridge, but the developers later sold lots to individual buyers mandating that they build homes in the contemporary style. In addition to several Goodman houses, you can find the work of Thomas Wright, Arthur Newburg, Richardson & Bruce, Carl Freeman and two prefab Alside homes. The homes are situated on large, wooded lots as Goodman designed the community to preserve the trees and landscape

I found one of the Goodman’s for sale but was away for a few days and it is now under contract. It looks like a Unit Type H.H. 10, which is based on earlier models designed for Hollin Hills. It is a 4/3 two-level house that looks like a ranch from the front but drops to a second level in the back. The home is largely brick with large expanses of glass and patches of Goodmans signature colored Masonite panels. There is also a large end-gable chimney. See images here. It was listed at $675K and sits here on 1.23 acres. The listing said the value is in the land so hopefully whoever buys this will work to restore the original Goodman design rather than tear it down. I’ll let you know what happens with this one.

Speaking of Goodman, here’s a new listing in Hollin Hills. MRIS is telling me it is open Sunday from 12-4 p.m.