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April 17, 2009 Alexandria Virginia, Charles Goodman, Fairfax Virginia, Hollin Hills Virginia, Virginia

Price Drop: 1961 Hollin Hills Goodman – $649K; Open 6/28

This 5/3, two-level Hollin Hills MCM by Charles Goodman has dropped from $699K to $649K. It’s open Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and located here.

Speaking of Hollin Hills, I just bought a copy of the Sept. 10, 1951, copy of Life magazine, which highlighted in a “Modern Living” column the best houses under $15,000.

Developer Robert Davenport and Goodman were highlighted for their work in Hollin Hills–they were featured on the first page of the five-page spread. The mid-century modern homes in Arapahoe Acres in Denver and the work of builder Joseph Eichler and architects Anshen and Allen in San Francisco were also featured among others. On the homes in Hollin Hills, the magazine wrote:

“Each house at Hollin Hills is sold complete with a landscaping plan which provides for trees and shrubs to give privacy. The buyer chooses a lot, then has his house built. This means he can make variations in the plan. … Hollin Hills development was given the first prize in the Southwest Research Institute for the excellence of its site and for the good contemporary line of its houses.”