Dec 15, 2014 | Le Corbusier

Event: A Portrait of Le Corbusier

As part of its Portraits in Design series, the National Building Museum on January 11 will explore the work and life of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965).  The son of an engraver, Le Corbusier studied art at a foundation for watch engravers. His first architecture commission came at 18 when he was […] Read More →

Contemporaries in New Mark Commons in Rockville

The modernist  totem pole marks the entrance to New Mark Commons, a mid-century modern oasis not far from the hustle and bustle of Rockville Pike. The wooded community, a Planned Urban Development of single-family hom[...]

Daniel Donnelly to Close Retail Shop; Sale

After close to 30 years as a leading dealer of modern furniture in the DC area, Daniel Donnelly has announced he is retiring from retail sales at the end of this year. The Daniel Donnelly showroom at 520 North Fayette S[...]

Finnish Embassy Turns 20

Happy birthday to the the Finnish Embassy, which turned 20 this month. Located on Massachusetts Avenue across from the Naval Observatory, it is the first LEED-certified embassy in Washington. The embassy was designed by[...]

Pine Spring Project WashPost’s ‘House of the Week’

Our mid-century modern renovation in Pine Spring is highlighted today as the Washington Post’s “House of the Week.” The house, located here,  is listed for $799,000. You can view all the pictures by [...]

Charles Goodman-Designed Church Deemed Historic

The Charles Goodman-designed Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington has been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register, Preservation Arlington announced. The 1964 church is being recommended for inclusion on the Nati[...]

My New Listing: Stunning Renovation in Pine Spring – $799K

This stunning renovation and expansion in the mid-century modern community of Pine Spring in Falls Church is now complete and listed for $799,000. The house is located here. You can view all the pictures by Ulf Wallin [...]

Mies’ Highfield House in Baltimore Marks 50 Years

Mies van der Rohe’s Highfield House in Baltimore this weekend marked 50 years since it opened its doors to residents. Seems like the more traditional-minded neighbors did not approve when it was originally built. T[...]

Vintage Model Home in Hollin Hills – $589,900

Take a look at this vintage former Hollin Hills model that just came on the market for $589,900. The 1950 home was Charles Goodman’s split-level design with the kitchen and multipurpose room on the lower level and [...]