August 8, 2014 Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century on the Water in Lake Barcroft – $1.399 Milllion

Lake Barcroft

If you want a house on the water inside the Beltway, take a look at this 1960 mid-century home in Lake Barcroft. Listed for $1.399 million, the 6 bedroom/4.5 bathroom home has 100′ frontage on the lake. The house has updates but some vintage features like the flat-roof car port, exposed beams and interior brick walls remain. Lake Barcroft in Falls Church has one of the areas largest concentration of mid-century and mid-century modern homes, including some designed by Charles Goodman and one by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The driving force behind the community was Barger, who bought the 135-acre lake and surrounding 566 aces for $1 million in 1950, according to an interesting 2001 history of the community written by longtime resident Anthony Bracken.