October 11, 2013 Mid-Century Modern

Modern Snapshot: Vintage Photos of Rock Creek Woods

Rock Creek Woods

Today, Rock Creek Woods is known for its park-like setting and explosion of cherry blossoms in the spring. While architect Charles Goodman and the builders sought to keep the topography and trees when they were developing the neighborhood, the land was much more barren than it is now, some 50 years later.

As the original 1959 brochure for the neighborhood says: “The architect begins his concept with the beautiful, rolling, wooded terrain of Rock Creek Woods, and the homes have been designed to fit the rise and fall of the of the land, disturbing it as little as possible. All trees not actually in an excavation of street have been saved…the houses become part of the natural surrounding.”

Here are some vintage photos (circa 1960) of the Holland House, my current listing under contract, which is being sold by the original family.

Rock Creek Woods

Here’s a shot of the neighborhood when it was first being built. This view is looking northwest on Rickover Road.

Here’s a shot in the neighborhood from last spring when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom.

Rock Creek Woods cherry blossoms