April 21, 2011 Charles Goodman, Crest Park, Silver Spring Maryland

(Sold) My New Listing: 1964 Goodman MCM in Crest Park – $539K

(Sold for $539K.) Here’s my new Charles Goodman-designed listing in Crest Park in the Hillandale area of Silver Spring. There are two dozen Goodman homes in the Crest Park subdivision, which was started in 1960 by builders Bernard Lubscher and Irving Diamond.

Sited on a .44 acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac backing to dramatic wooded park land, this 1964 mid-century modern home was designed by Goodman, one of Washington’s leading modern architects.

Crest Park Main Level-Overall

The central focus of the two-level, 5 bedroom/3 bathroom home is the main floor open living-dining area. The expansive space features Goodman’s signature large brick fireplace, hardwoods and walls of glass that allows for unfettered views of the surrounding woods and wildlife.

Original vintage touches in the 2,800 square foot home (2,550 square feet of living space plus a 250 square foot utility/storage room) include redwood walls, lighting, stone-floor entranceway and the living room’s large Danish modern wall unit (see below), which conveys.

The home’s main level (upper level) features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including master suite with sliding glass doors that lead to a composite full-house length deck with cedar railing. The deck also can be accessed through the living room.

The lower-lever features a large den with wood walls and second fireplace and bar/second kitchen, two bedrooms, a full bathroom and large utility/laundry/storage room. The downstairs living space features new bamboo flooring and can be used as an in-law or nanny suite.

To take full advantage of the serene lot nestled into Northwest Branch Park, the house features expansive outside living space that flows from the open living-dining area. A large composite deck in the front of the house has easy access from the dining room making it an excellent space for entertaining and family barbeques.

Located conveniently to the Beltway and shopping, the house is just minutes to the FDA’s White Oak campus. The neighborhood swim club (also a mid-century design) and schools are located within walking distance. You can see more images here.