Rare Custom Goodman Mid-Century Modern in Hollin Hills
Sold May 20, 2011 for $900,000 - last offered at $899,000
One of only five custom homes by leading D.C. modernist Charles Goodman in his award-winning community of Hollin Hills, this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home has never been publicly listed for sale. The nearly 3,000 square-foot bi-nuclear home (public and private spaces separated by a “core” slate-floor entrance and kitchen) features a sophisticated combination of upscale and extensive modern updates with vintage mid-century details, such as rare wormy chestnut paneling, salvaged bricks from Baltimore and a butterfly roof.
Designed by Goodman in the early 1950s and expanded by architect Casper Neer in the early 1960s, the home has been sensitively updated during the past few years by the current owners (only the third). They created a master suite including a high-end bathroom with heated floors and two-person walk-in closet. In addition to the master suite, which features a fireplace, the home has two additional generously sized bedrooms, including a large, glass-walled room with custom built-in bookshelves that could also serve as an office/library/studio. There is extensive storage throughout the house.
The home’s expansive public spaces, including flagstone-floored den and large eat-in kitchen with access to the outdoors, are excellent for entertaining. The highlight is the open living/dining room featuring a second fireplace and a south-facing 25-foot expanse of floor-to-ceiling glass. The kitchen has vintage steel St. Charles cabinets, used by the leading modern architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe.
The home is set on a private and lush .60 acre hilltop lot featuring mature plantings, including magnolias, boxwoods, white pine, azaleas, Japanese maples, hydrangeas. A wrap around deck allows you take in the large, fenced-in lot, which also features a bluestone patio and koi pond. A dramatic driveway and carport allow for plenty of guests and protection of cars during the winter months.
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.