February 10, 2012 Carderock Springs

Post Highlight’s Carderock Springs Renovation

Carderock Springs sign

More mid-century modernism from the Washington Post. A nice piece here by Amanda Abrams about the renovation of one of the rare flat-roof atrium houses in Carderock Springs in Bethesda. “While almost all of Carderock’s houses have pitched roofs, developer [Edmund] Bennett took a chance in the mid-1960s and built seven flat-roofed homes, each clad in western red heartwood cedar siding and featuring a glassed-in atrium at its center, ” Abrams writes. “Distinctly more contemporary than anything else in the neighborhood, the houses were featured in House and Garden and Architectural Record magazines.” See slideshow here of the work done by owners David and Barbara Beers.

Speaking of the mid-1960s, remember to submit your photos for the Post’s ‘Mad Men’ Look contest.