1960 Vintage Goodman ‘Starview’ in Rock Creek Woods
Sold July 11, 2013 for $556,004 - last offered at $539,000
Located in a peaceful setting of mature trees in the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of Rock Creek Woods, this 1960 vintage mid-century modern rambler was designed by one of the 20th Century’s leading residential modern architects, Charles Goodman.
This Goodman model is a center hall rambler, known as the Starview, and has nearly 2,600 square foot over two-levels. It appears like a one-level from the street but drops down to a second level in the back to large, flat backyard amid the trees.
The home, which has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, features a top-floor open living-dining room with Goodman’s signature large fireplace and walls of glass that allow for views of the .28 acre property and neighborhood’s natural surroundings, including the explosion of cherry blossoms in the spring.
The main floor, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, also includes the large eat-in kitchen with extensive glass, including sliding glass doors. The home’s vintage touches include original wood walls and working NuTone radio/intercom. The vintage feels extends to the “front porch,” which features a two-person swing and private slate patio.
The lower-lever features a large den, two bedrooms, including a potential with en suite bathroom, and a large utility/laundry room. Sliding glass doors open to the large backyard.
As part of a National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood, the home is eligible for tax credits for approved qualified interior and exterior rehabilitation work.
Located just outside the Beltway, the home is close to the shops, restaurants and MARC in Kensington, the Wheaton Metro and Beltway access off Connecticut Avenue. Close to the trail and playgrounds along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park.