May 22, 2013 Charles Goodman, Rock Creek Woods Silver Spring MD

Under Contract: My New Listing: Vintage Goodman in Rock Creek Woods – $539K


Under Contract. Open Cancelled. This listing went under contract in two days.  If you are looking for an untouched, vintage 1960 Charles Goodman-designed home that you can restore or put your own modern stamp on, please take a look at my new listing  located in Rock Creek Woods. I just listed the home for $539K. You can view the slideshow here or watch the video slideshow below.

This Goodman model is a center hall rambler, known as the Starview. It has nearly 2,600 square feet over two-levels. It appears like a one-level from the street but drops down to a second level in the back to a large, flat backyard amid the trees.


The home, which has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, features a top-floor open living-dining room with signature Goodman fireplace and walls of glass that allow for views of the .28 acre property and neighborhood’s natural surroundings,  including the explosion of cherry blossoms in the spring.

3912_Rickover_Road_living room

The main (or top) level also includes the large eat-in kitchen with extensive glass, including sliding glass doors.


There are the two bedrooms and two bathrooms on this level as well.


Vintage touches include original wood walls and working NuTone radio/intercom.


The lower-lever features a large den, two bedrooms, including a potential master with en suite bathroom and a large utility/laundry room. Sliding glass doors open to the backyard.


The vintage feels extends to the “front porch,” which features a two-person swing and private slate patio.

3912_Rickover_Road_front porch

Located in a peaceful setting of mature trees in the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of Rock Creek Woods, this vintage mid-century modern rambler was designed by Goodman, one of the 20th Century’s leading residential modern architects.

Rock Creek Woods Sign

As part of a National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood, the home is eligible for tax credits for approved qualified interior and exterior rehabilitation work.

Located just outside the Beltway, the home is close to the shops, restaurants and MARC in Kensington, the Wheaton Metro and Beltway access off Connecticut Avenue. Close to the trail and playgrounds along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park.