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Moyaone Reserve Homes Tour – April 30

Moyaone Reserve is a special neighborhood in Accokeek, Md., just 20 miles south of Capitol Hill. The heavily wooded community of 180 home is situated along the Potomac River contiguous to Piscataway National Park, home of the National Colonial Farm, and to The Hard Bargain Farm, an environmental education center. The homes in the community–many are mid-century […]

‘Twas the Sunday Before Christmas Open Houses

If you want to take a break today from the mall today to possibly find a home as a really nice stocking stuffer, take a look at these open houses. I will be holding our Goodman renovation/expansion project open from 2 to 4 pm. Address is 6404 Montrose St. in Alexandria, Virginia. Washingtonian had a nice feature […]

Take Action: Help Save the Wheaton Youth Center

  A Feb. 25 Montgomery County Council public hearing on the early 1960s Wheaton Youth Center may be the last time for supporters to make a pitch to save the building from demolition. Montgomery County would like to demolish the building and construct a new library/recreation center facility on an adjacent parcel. Historic designation is supported by […]

Exhibit Explores Driving Forces of LA Architecture

  If you were not able to make it to Los Angeles earlier this year to see the variety of exhibits that made up  Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., the National Building Museum is bringing at least one of them to Washington. Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 “traces the city’s transformation into an […]

Modern Snapshot: Vintage Photos of Rock Creek Woods

Today, Rock Creek Woods is known for its park-like setting and explosion of cherry blossoms in the spring. While architect Charles Goodman and the builders sought to keep the topography and trees when they were developing the neighborhood, the land was much more barren than it is now, some 50 years later. As the original […]

My New Listing: Award-Winning Design by David Jameson – $1.795 Million

Here’s my latest listing. I think you are going to enjoy this one. Designed by acclaimed architect David Jameson, FAIA, to connect with the wooded site and display the work of local artists, the home won the 2013 Northern Virginia Chapter AIA Award of Excellence and the 2013 Washington DC AIA / Washingtonian Residential Design Award. See […]

Goodman’s Jacobs House in Chevy Chase for Sale – $799K

Charles Goodman designed a number of custom homes in Montgomery County, including one for his personal attorney Lewis Jacobs and his wife Bella. The Chevy Chase home was built in 1952 and is now for sale for the first time. It is listed for $799,900.  The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs and […]

Hal Esten-Design in Forest Hills for Rent – $9,500/Month

The 1951 Hal Esten-designed Marcus House in Forest Hills is for rent for $9,500 a month. Esten, who worked for Charles Goodman before launching his own successful firm, designed many award-winning homes throughout the DC area. The Marcus House has 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms and features a spectacular open two-story living-dining space. Below are some vintage […]

Spring Market Blossoming

Well, it is officially spring now (see the cherry blossoms in Rock Creek Woods above) and the market is definitely heating up. I am seeing well-priced homes selling quickly with multiple offers, escalation clauses. Some homes are going for over asking. Clients of mine just lost an over-asking bidding war to buyers who waived the right to do home inspections. That’s […]