August 28, 2013 Reston Virginia
Chimney House Townhome on Reston’s Lake Anne – $625K
William Conklin and James Rossant, were the architects for Lake Anne Village Center, including the Chimney House cluster of modernist townhomes. Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, in a 1965 front-page article in the New York Times, described Reston as “an attractive cross between an updated Georgetown and an Italian harbor town like Portofino.” Indeed, the village center was designed by Rossant, who studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, to emulate the Italian coastal town. This 1965 three-level townhouse right on Lake Anne has been contemporized and is listed for $625K.