March 23, 2008 Reston Virginia, Virginia

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 image of a real estate agent showing a couple the homes in June 1966. I did not see any homes currently on the market in the neighborhood, which is located here.

Smith’s most recognized design in Reston is the Waterview Cluster of townhomes overlooking Lake Anne. Here’s a vintage brochure marketing the townhomes, built between 1962 and 1965.