January 21, 2015 Charles Goodman

Goodman Barrel-Roof in River Park – $519K

River Park

This renovated Charles Goodman-designed barrel-roof town home is listed for $519K. Th 4 bed/2 bath co-op has one of the nicer remodeled kitchens I have seen in River Park in Southwest, which was built by Reynolds Metals Company in the 1960s to display its aluminum building products. The bathrooms have an older world flavor. You can see images here.

In the 1956 book “Aluminum in Modern Architecture,” published by Reynolds, Charles Goodman discussed how he was working on aluminum, rather than wood, to hold his walls of glass. “With glass, the only thing we’re using the surround for is to hold the glass in place. I don’t see any point in using wood for that surround. Why not use aluminum?” Goodman was picked to design River Park Goodman also designed the Alcoa Care-free Home to highlight the material. Two dozen were built around the country.