July 15, 2016 Mid-Century Modern

Open Houses in Alexandria, Silver Spring and More


Before August kicks in and you head to the beach, here are a few open houses to check out this weekend. My real estate partner, Sean Satkus, and I will be holding an open Saturday from 12-3 pm at the Old Town renovation project by Michael Cook of Cook Architecture and developer Steven Wheeler. The image above by John Cole is a good view of the custom Poggenpohl cabinetry in the kitchen. It is listed at $849K.

Sean also will be holding at open on Sunday 1 to 4 pm at this renovated 3 bed/2 full bath mid-century rambler in Seminary Valley in Alexandria. Listed at $579K, the renovated mid-century rambler features an open main living area with cathedral cathedral ceilings welcome you into a light filled living space without boundaries.  The oversized windows flood the space with natural light.The living room and dining area are seamlessly integrated with the kitchen and make the space modular for a number of different uses.


The oversized kitchen island is the central gathering space. With seating for up to 6 people, it simultaneously functions as a workspace, prep area and a casual dining spot. Solid wood cabinetry in espresso finish provides he backdrop for Alaska White granite surfaces and a 30-inch zero radius under-mount sink. Built in cabinets under the island provide additional storage space. GE Café stainless steel appliances and ventilation hood make cooking a pleasure.


On Sunday from 2-4 pm, I will be holding at open house at my listing in Crest Park (pictured below). This architect-owned and renovated 1962 mid-century modern is a Goodman-era two-level home featuring walls of glass, a two-story entrance with stunning open oak staircase and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the corner landscaped lot. Listed for $597,500. See the full property website and photos here.


Here are few other other interesting open houses to explore. A mid-century in Lake Barcroft with cool period fireplace and pool. Open 1-3 pm on Sunday, it is listed for $849,900. This renovated mid-century modern by Charles Goodman in Hollin Hills is worth a look. Listed at $830K. And here is a large, expanded mid-century in Charred Oak Estates. Price just dropped $30K to $890K. Open Saturday 1-4 pm.