Archive for the ‘Falls Church’

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 when this untouched mid-century modern house (now under contract)  in Falls Church City was built. I recently took an architect client to see […]

Custom Mid-Century Modern in Falls Church – $649K

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 Palms, Jr, who went on to have a successful career in California building grand contemporary mansions in Palm […]

1954 Modernized Mid-Century in Lake Barcroft – $1.499 Million

A couple of my earliest readers have listed their house in Lake Barcroft in Falls Church and I wanted to highlight it here. The owners took a mid-century rambler with 165 feet of lake frontage and completed a custom renovation in 2009 that won the Grand Prize Capitol COTY Award. I like the soaring living, […]

1952 Holmes Run Acres Mid-Century with Pool – $465K

This 1952 mid-century in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church looks like it would be home in California, where the designs for the homes in the National Register of Historic Places neighborhood originally came from. Check out the pool, hot tub and cabana for a taste of the West Coast. I also like the prominent […]

1952 Expanded Mid-Century in Holmes Run Acres – $615K

This new listing is for a 3 bedroom/2 bath expanded mid-century with contemporary updates in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. Features include open living-dining room and wood-beamed ceilings throughout the house. The addition was done in keeping with architecture of the original 1952 house built by Luria Brothers Builders, the original founders of the community. […]

1954 ‘Gaddy’ Mid-Century in Holmes Run Acres – $520K; Open 5/1

This new listing in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church was built by the Gaddy Construction Company. Gaddy took over construction of homes in the National Register of Histroic neighborhoods from the original developers, the Luria brothers. On a cul-de-sac close to park land, this 1954 two-level home with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms has […]

1956 Mid-Century in Lake Barcroft – $699K

This 4/3 mid-century is located in Lake Barcroft in Falls Church.  The listing only has one exterior image but the description says the house has a wood deck and hot tub to go with the beach-like setting. Lake Barcroft has one of the areas largest concentration of mid-century modern homes, including some designed by Charles Goodman and […]

Modern in Lake Barcroft Hosting Arts Festival This Weekend – $1.899 Million

This 4 bedroom/4.5 bath modern in Lake Barcroft I first wrote about in January is now finished and back on the market. The owners will be hosting local and regional artists Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. as a way to showcase the modern space overlooking the lake. Located here if you plan […]

FSBO: 1954 Updated Holmes Run Acres Mid-Century – $610K

Check out this mid-century in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. The 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house has beautiful wood-beamed ceilings, an open and updated kitchen and sits on a professionally landscaped lot overlooking park and woods. This is a For Sale by Owner. You can find more pictures and contact info in their nice brochure.