Mar 05, 2015 | Modern Snapshot

Modern Snapshot: The National Presbyterian Church

The prominent campus of the National Presbyterian Church on Nebraska Avenue was designed by ecclesiastical architect Harold E. Wagoner, who once said: “The great thing about being an architect is you can walk into your dreams.” The cornerstone of the Brutalist/Neo-Gothic  complex was laid by congregant and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 14, 1967, according to […] Read More →

Our Next Renovation Project: Goodman on .6 Acres

Last fall, as we were finishing our project in Pine Spring (which closed for $770K in January), architect Michael Cook and my wife and I found our next project. We spotted a listing of a small unassuming house buried in [...]

Charles Goodman’s ‘Twin Homes’ in Arlington

When you think of neighborhoods designed by Charles Goodman’s in Virginia you think of Hollin Hills and Hickory Cluster townhomes in Reston. Goodman also designed the small 1951 South Arlington subdivision of High [...]

From the Archives: A Tour of Palm Springs

Would be nice to be in Palm Springs for Modernsim Week amid all this freezing weather and snow. I had to post this from my trip in 2011 to try to warm up–even for just a brief moment. A trip back next February is[...]

Price Drop: Vintage Mid-Century Split in Alexandria – $899K

This untouched mid-century modern split was recently relisted for $899K, down from $1.25 million. The 1967 home is located on North Pegram Street in Alexandria, which features a a nice cluster of mid-century modern home[...]

Fall in Love? Holiday Weekend Open Houses

If you are willing to brave the cold this Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend, maybe you will fall in love with one of these mid-century/contemporary homes. I am holding my new listing in Pine Spring open[...]

Book Tells Story of Wright’s Pope-Leighy House

To mark the 75th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House,  architect Steven M. Reiss has published the book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, which tells the fascinating story of the [...]

My New Listing: MCM Ranch in Pine Spring – $549K; Open 2/14

**Open Saturday, Feb 14 from 1 to 4 pm.** My new listing in Pine Spring is a 1952 3 bed/2 bath expanded mid-century ranch featuring a front-gabled roof line, walls of glass and original wood ceilings—a signature design[...]

Wright’s Cooke House in VA Beach Back on Market

Frank Lloyd Wright’s mid-century modern Cooke House, a hemicycle structure built overlooking Crystal Lake, was recently relisted for $2.75 million. It was listed several years ago for $4.4 million and then dropped [...]