May 2, 2016 Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour
Modern Snapshot: Hollin Hills
Another excellent Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour is in the books. While overcast on Saturday, the weather held out so all the visitors would not track water and mud through the meticulous mid-century modern homes. A few days before the tour, mid-century modern fans were sharing around on Facebook an article about how Hollin Hills was considered “communist.” An interesting piece, it did leave out the role of developer Robert Davenport and his earlier nearby project of Tauxemount, which was started as a cooperative community. Davenport’s experience developing Tauxemont led to his partnership with architect Charles Goodman, who spearheaded the groundbreaking design for Hollin Hills. Both Hollin Hills and Tauxemont are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Here are a few shots from the tour if you were not able to make it. The excellent tour guidebook was designed by resident Olivia Paek.
One of the highlights. My clients’ house was featured. It is one of the most stunning homes in the neighborhood inside and out.
This stunning two-level below was previously featured in Dwell magazine.
Some nice Knoll Richard Schultz 1966 outdoor furniture to enjoy the lush surroundings.
This stunning house was not on the tour but just came on the market for $1.2 million. It was featured on the tour several years ago.
Congrats to all the residents and organizers. Can’t wait for the tour in 2018.