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Sign from the Highland Hills neighborhood, designed by Charles Goodman.

December 21, 2020 Mid-Century Modern

Drone Tour of Charles Goodman’s Highland Hills

With so many of this year’s typical home tour events cancelled, Modern Richmond put together a brief, socially-distanced drone tour of the Charles Goodman-designed mid-century modern neighborhood of Highland Hills. For five years beginning in 1953, Washington’s own modernist Goodman served as a consulting architect for Lafayette, Ind.-based National Homes. At the time, National Homes was the country‚Äôs largest prefab home manufacturer. Located in Bon Air in Chesterfield County, the 80 or so homes in Highland Hills were developed in the mid-fifties by National Homes and featured the designs of Goodman. Highland Hills is the only neighborhood in central Virginia exclusively consisting of mid-century homes. Looks like Modern Richmond plans to do a fuller drone tour this coming spring. Can’t wait to see.

Modern Richmond Drone Tour – Highland Hills from Modern Richmond on Vimeo.