Archive for the ‘Rockville’

Lost: Rockville’s ‘Pink Bank’ Building

The “Pink Bank” in Rockville at 255 N. Washington St. will be no more. Work has started to take down the 1964 former Suburban Trust Bank building. Despite the city’s Historic District Commission’s recommendation that the building be spared and that a historic designation process be allowed to begin, the Rockville City Council voted 3-2 to allow […]

Lecture Series: Modern Living in Rockville

Peerless Rockville is kicking off a series of events this Saturday exploring various communities in Rockville, including the mid-century modern neighborhood of New Mark Commons, whose entrance is marked by the totem pole pictured. The wooded community, a Planned Urban Development, was developed by Edmund J. Bennett and designed by the  modern architectural firm of […]

New Listings Roundup: Rockville and McLean

Here’s a quick roundup of three new listings fresh on the market. As I like to say, if you scratch below the surface of the real estate market here in Washington you’ll keep finding mid-centuries that you have not seen before. The one in McLean even looks like an Eichler. Looks like all of these […]

1967 Manor Woods Mid-Century – $439K

This new listing is for a 5/3 late 1960s mid-century in Manor Woods in Rockville. The subdivision was the first of a string of “contemporary” communities developed byMiller & Smith in the 1960s and early ’70s. They also built Wessynton, Truro and Drumaldry.

Modern Snapshot: St. Mary’s Church in Rockville

St. Mary’s Church in Rockville is very historic. Founded in 1813, it’s original building was built in 1817 and was the first brick Catholic church in the country. It is the oldest church in Rockville still in use and is the site of the graves of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. In 1960, […]

1965 Deck House on 1.5 Acres in Rockville – $825K

Look at all the stone, wood and glass in this custom mid-century Deck House in Bai Nola Woods in Rockville. The 4/3.5 home is located on 1.56 acres. See photos here. (Thanks to the astute reader who identified this as a Deck House.)

(Sold – $520K; 4/09) 1968 New Mark Commons Contemporary – $524K

This listing is for a 1968 contemporary located in New Mark Commons in Rockville. The community, a Planned Urban Development, was developed by Edmund J. Bennett and designed by the mid-century modern architectural firm Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon. The listing for the 3/3, cathedral-ceilinged home has one exterior picture.

1962 Front-Gabled MCM Rambler in Rockville – $875K

This 4/2 MCM rambler has a nice front-gabled, slightly pitched roof, prominent fireplace on the front of the house and lots of exposed brick interior walls. The house, which has updated baths and kitchen, sits here on nearly half an acre in Old Georgetown Estates in Rockville.

1972 Sprawling Rockville Rambler on 1.4 Acres – $675K; Open 11/16

Take a look at this early 1970s sprawling 5,700 sq. ft. raised rambler located in Sycamore Acres in Rockville. The 6/3.5 home has a swinging, sunken living room with marble fireplace, low-pitched roof with large, extended eaves and mostly glass on the back overlooking the 1.4 acre property. The house needs a lot of work, […]