March 5, 2010 Charles Goodman, Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour, Hollin Hills Virginia

Exploring Hollin Hills; Two New Listings

The snow is disappearing. Temperatures are warming. Gardens will be blooming. With spring approaching, it is a good time to tour Hollin Hills, the award-winning a modernist development by architect Charles Goodman and developer Robert Davenport. There is plenty of upcoming opportunity to explore the 450-home community south of Alexandria, which Goodman and Davenport began in the  late 1940s as one of the first post-war suburban developments in the D.C. area.

There is the biennial Hollin Hills Home and Garden Tour on May 1, which I wrote about here. And on April 28 at the National Building Museum, architect John Burns, FAIA, and landscape architect Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, will discuss the history, growth, and influence of Hollin Hills during the program, “A Modernist Suburb.”  (Tip: Members of the NBM and the Civic Association of Hollin Hills can purchase discount tickets for the home tour at the event.)

If you can’t wait until April and May to get your fill of Hollin Hills, you can check out two new homes on the market. Both are open March 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.  This expanded and updated 1952 Goodman pictured above is listed at $824K while this 1957 flat-roof Goodman is listed at $569K.