December 12, 2010 Southwest

Price Drop: 1961 Mid-Century Capitol Park Townhome – $444K

Capitol Park

Capitol Park by Chloethiel Woodard Smith and Nicholas Satterlee in Southwest.

This listing is for a 3 bed /2 bath end unit townhome by Chloethiel Woodard Smith and Nicholas SatterleeĀ  in Capitol Park, which was the first and largest development built as part of the urban renewal efforts in Southwest. The price has dropped from $479K. Smith and Satterlee mixed modern high-rise apartment buildings with townhomes and public spaces landscaped by Daniel U. Kiley, the dean of American landscape architects who also did the landscaping plan for Hollin Hills and worked extensively with Eero Sarrinen.

Richard Longstreth, director of the GW’s graduate program in historic preservation, writes inĀ  Housing Washington: Two Centuries of Residential Development and Planning in the National Capital Area that the exterior of the townhomes “were rendered in a low-key manner that seemed traditional without any overt allusions to the past.” The Capitol Park II Condo Association has a great history of Capitol Park here.