1958 Custom MCM in Hollin Hills by Casper Neer
Sold September 20, 2013 for $690,000 - last offered at $749,900
This 1958 custom mid-century modern home by architect Casper Neer provides a stunning one-level living modernist space perched in the trees high above Rebecca Drive, which features some of the most sought-after custom homes in the award-winning neighborhood. 7411 Rebecca’s modernist design—which evokes the designs of the Case Study homes in California—is pictured in the book Classic Modern: Midcentury Modern At Home by Deborah K. Dietsch. It is listed for $765,000 and located here. See all the images here in this video slideshow.
Neer, who was a long time resident of Hollin Hills and did many of the additions to the homes in the community, graduated from Harvard’s School of Design during the time that Marcel Breuer and I.M. were professors.
The main living level of the flat-roof home has a private master suite with direct access to one of the backyard decks. The master suite side of the flat-roof, rectangular home also has its own living room with fireplace.
In addition to the master suite, the main level has another living/family room, two additional bedrooms, one full bathroom, a kitchen addition and dining room with wet bar and built in china storage.
The main level features wood ceilings throughout, half a dozen skylights and ribbon of clerestory windows. A bottom level bedroom with a full bathroom has a separate entrance and can serve as an excellent nanny/in-law suite or office space. The home has 2,200 finished square-feet and a total square footage of 3,121.
The private outdoor spaces includes extensive decking off the back of the home and a front deck/balcony to take in the impressive .58 acre landscaped lot, which bursts in spring with azaleas and other plantings. Walls of sliding glass doors help blend inside and outside. A custom storage shed with privacy screen mirrors the modernist design of the main house.
Improvements include a brand new tar-and-gravel roof, double-paned windows throughout the home and extensive built-ins. The home, which was just painted inside and out, has carport and long driveway for plenty of guests and extensive storage space on the bottom level.
Hollin Hills, comprised of 450 modernist homes with 30 acres of parkland and a pool and tennis club, is just 5 miles south of Old Town Alexandria, less than 10 to National Airport and 13 to Capitol Hill. The Fairfax County neighborhood has been recognized as one of the groundbreaking modernist suburban communities to be developed post-World War II.