Michael Shapiro is a licensed Realtor with Long & Foster in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia specializing in helping people buy and sell mid-century modern homes. You can reach me at 301-503-6171 or via e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When my wife, daughter and I moved back to D.C. in 2005, I started looking for a resource about mid-century modern homes and neighborhoods in the area. I couldn’t find anything, so I started Modern Capital.
The site is dedicated to covering mid-century modern and modern real estate, design and events in the D.C. area. It also is committed to raising awareness and supporting efforts to preserve the region’s mid-century modern architecture. I donate 10 percent of all ad revenue to groups dedicated to preserving and highlighting mid-century modern architecture.
This passion for informing people about the variety of mid-century modern homes in the area and an intense interest from readers looking for a real estate professional who understands and appreciates this type of architecture, led me to pursue my real estate license.
Modern Capital is a proud supporter of the D.C. Preservation League, the National Building Museum, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Recent Past Preservation Network and the 2012 Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour.
“Michael Shapiro is an excellent Realtor. His expertise in DC’s mid-century modern homes and market is essential for anyone looking to buy in a limited niche where homes move quickly. Michael offered critical knowledge and moderation to our buying experience that allowed us to purchase our home well under what we were prepared to spend. Lastly, he was very responsive and patient when fielding our many questions. Thanks, Michael.”
Erica and Misko
Happy Deck House owners
“When it was time to sell our 1952 Charles Goodman house in Hollin Hills, we looked for a smart, hard working real estate agent who also had an appreciation for quality mid-century modern design. We knew and admired Michael through his website, moderncapitaldc.com, an excellent and informative resource for design enthusiasts and those looking to find a mid-century modern home of their own. Michael successfully marketed our house, handled multiple offers on it, and sold it in a week for over asking. Who could ask for anything more?”
Jane and Bill
“If you’re buying/selling modern residential real estate in the DC area, Michael Shapiro is your man. Here’s why: Modern occupies a niche market here that few Realtors understand. He knows the MCM neighborhoods, their history, their pioneering architects–all regularly featured on his website, which has garnered a growing following in DC and beyond. His passion for mod design/architecture runs deep. A supporter of modern historic preservation, he also works with architects, encouraging appreciation for time-honored principles of good design. He has built a track record for selling modern properties at highest price with shortest time on market. Within days, he sold our Hollin Hills home in a bidding war. A consummate professional, Michael is diplomatic, respectful, a skilled negotiator who produces results, and a pleasure to work with.”
See what client Aisha, who purchased a Goodman, says in the Washington Post.