Jul 22, 2014 | Docomomo

Docomomo Meeting Thursday @ the Capitol Skyline

Come check out the Morris Lapidus-designed Capitol Skyline Hotel, have a drink, meet other modernists and discuss local preservation efforts at the next meeting of Docomomo DC. The meeting is this Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 8 pm in the hotel’s District Lounge next to the pool. The hotel is located at 10 I (eye) [...] Read More →

MIT Thesis Becomes Reality in Falls Church

Quoting architecture critic Lewis Mumford, W. Wenner Smith II submitted his undergraduate thesis in 1953 to Pietro Belluschi, then dean of MIT’s school of architecture.  The thesis became reality the same year whe[...]

Modern Snapshot: The Primary Day School in Bethesda

Featured in Progressive Architecture in 1958, the Deigert & Yerkes designed Primary Day School in Bethesda opened in 1955. The stark white, sprawling hexagonal design with touches of–how appropriate–prima[...]

Custom Mid-Century Modern in Falls Church – $675K

Hope everyone had a good July 4th holiday. Here’s a listing that has recently come on the market for those looking in Falls Church. This custom mid-century modern home on nearly an acre was designed by Francis Palm[...]

Bethesda MCM Townhouse Overlooking Pool – $599K

It was so hot yesterday I almost jumped into the pool at the Whitehall condo complex on Battery Lane in Bethesda. The complex has 14 two-level mid-century modern townhomes that were built in 1963. The white-brick townhom[...]

Mid-Centuries in Potomac Overlook, Holmes Run Acres

We have seen a bit of a slow down in the number of listings coming on as we head toward the July 4th holiday but here are a couple for you. This renovated mid-century modern in Potomac Overlook just came on and they are [...]

Midwest Modern Road Trip

It’s summer, so time for a good old road trip. The Wall Street Journal has a short piece highlighting the plethora of mid-century modern and modern architecture between Cleveland and Chicago. “Thanks to pres[...]

Vintage Split-Level in Chevy Chase – $739K

  It’s almost officially summer so here’s a listing for a vintage 1955 mid-century split in Chevy Chase with a pool. Located just inside the Beltway off of Beach Drive, the 5 bedroom/3 bath home sits on .44 [...]

Ken Freeman Designs in Bethesda, Rockville

Ken Freeman was a New York clothing designer who moved his family to Maryland in the 1960s to become a real estate developer. He briefly worked with his brother Carl M. Freeman, who introduced the “California Cott[...]