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August 8, 2011 Holmes Run Acres

1959 ‘Bodor’ Model in Holmes Run Acres – $559K

Holmes Run Acres sign

Holmes Run Acres, the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood  in Falls Church, had three developers build the roughly 350 homes. The Luria bothers started the mid-century modern community and built approximately 260 homes, while the Gaddy Construction Company built 71. Andre Bodor finished the neighborhood in the late 1950s with more than a dozen homes, which were larger than the others and feature “shallow-pitched gable roofs, and use contrasting materials such as brick, wood, and glass. The most noticeable change is the entry, with large windows  immediately adjacent to and above the first-floor door,” according to the neighborhood’s National Register submission. You can see an example of Bodor’s work in this listing, which just came on the market and is listed for $559k. All the homes in the neighborhood were based on designs by Nicholas Satterlee and Francis Donald Lethbridge.

 

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