April 13, 2009 Bethesda Maryland, Glen Echo Heights Maryland

Modern Stops in NYC; 1958 Bennett MCM in Glen Echo Heights – $855K

Taschen in SoHo
Sorry for the lack of posts during the past few days. I was away for the holidays. Hope everyone had a good Easter and Passover. I did hit some modern spots in NYC, including DWR’s Tools for Living store on Wooster Street and the Blu Dot store right next door. I also hit the Taschen store on Greene Street, where I was able to finally leaf through the first set of reprints of Arts and Architecture magazine (1945-1954). The first issue in the $700 set–January 1945–announces the Case Study House Program.

Photo mural in Blu Dot

On to the house. This 1958 MCM looks like the work of developer Edmund J. Bennett and his go-to architectural firm Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon, who also designed Carderock Springs and New Mark Commons in Rockville. The 5/3 home located here has a double carport, walls of glass and open family room with large fireplace/room divider. Thanks to reader Corey for the tip on this one.