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February 12, 2019 Charles Goodman

My New Listing: Renovated Goodman in Hammond Wood – [Under Contract]

My new Goodman listing is now active. I will be holding an Open House Sunday, Feb. 17 from 1 to 4 pm.  This fully renovated 1951 Charles Goodman-designed mid-century modern is conveniently located in Hammond Wood, a National Register of Historic Places-Designated neighborhood of 58 homes nestled in a tract of heavily wooded, rolling land.Hammond Wood

The National Register in its designation said, “Hammond Wood conveys the best of Goodman’s architectural legacy, showcasing his insistence on experimentation, adaptation of European and American modern ideas, and close collaboration with builders. The neighborhood reflects Goodman’s contribution to Contemporary architecture through his ever-evolving floor plans; the use of new and used materials in combination; an abundance of technical innovations; an exuberance in the employment of the window wall; and a spare, yet elegant structural expressionism.”

The 2 bedroom/1 bath 882 square-foot home maintains its original footprint on the .16 acre flat lot. The one-level home features Goodman’s signature walls of windows, large end-wall brick fireplace and cathedral ceiling in the open living-dining room space.

The renovated galley kitchen has quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen, bathroom, roof, AC, windows and other updates, including Nest thermostat, were done within the past 7 years.

The bedroom closets feature custom wood doors by Cook Architecture.

The organic garden is planted with only local ecotype native plants from Chesapeake Natives and Herring Run nursery.

Featured in the May 1952 issue of Progressive Architecture, Hammond Wood is located just north of Kensington and just over a mile from the Wheaton Metro (Red Line). A Ride On bus stop is just steps from the front door. The home is convenient to the restaurants, shopping and entertainment options in Wheaton, downtown Silver Spring, Rockville and Bethesda. NIH and the Navy Medical Center are just a few minutes away. Come tour the home on Sunday from 1-4 pm.

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