June 27, 2013 Moyaone Reserve Accokeek MD
Open House in Moyaone Reserve: June 30; 2-4 pm
Before you head to the beach next week for July 4th, come check out my listing on more than 7 wooded acres in Moyaone Reserve. The property includes two mid-century modern structures: A 1968 A-Frame and a custom Charles Goodman-designed studio space. This is the first time this unique property has come to the market and can be used as weekend retreat or full-time residence. The property is listed for $369,750 and located here. Check out all the images here. I will be holding it open this Sunday (June 30) from 2-4 p.m. so come take a look.
Moyaone Reserve, where all lots are more than 5 acres and are protected by scenic easements deeded to the federal government, is located just 10 miles south of the Beltway and 24 miles from Capitol Hill.
The current main living space is a 1968 A-Frame with 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The A-Frame was built by the current seller’s father—an engineer by training—from plans that were made popular at the time by the producers of wood and other building products.
The 640 square-foot wood-constructed home features an open kitchen, open dining and living room and full bath on the main level.
The two bedrooms, each with their own balconies, make up the top level of the house, which overlooks a stunning wooded ravine.
Front and back decks on the ground level are accessed via large sliding glass doors.
The Goodman-designed building was a later addition from earlier plans crafted for the family. The 1,152 square foot open studio is surrounded by walls of glass, including sliding glass doors. The space is unfinished but is connected to water and electricity and could be finished to create an additional living space or a more finished artist studio or workshop.
The structure currently includes one garage door and bay. The space could make an ideal car enthusiast’s workshop. The building originally featured one of Goodman’s “butterfly” roofs but was changed after originally built.
The design of both structures connects the spaces with the surrounding natural beauty of the secluded and peaceful wooded property, which includes a tree-lined approach that leads to a circular gravel driveway.
Both buildings are being sold in as-is condition.
Moyaone Reserve is contiguous to Piscataway National Park, home of the National Colonial Farm, and to The Hard Bargain Farm, an environmental education center. The neighborhood is located across the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. Community amenities include a swimming pool and community center, playground, community garden, nature trails, boardwalk through wetlands and summer concerts and outdoor theater.