Spectacular Goodman in Hollin Hills
Sold December 10, 2012 for $757,000 - last offered at $749,000
I am happy to introduce my latest Charles Goodman listing in Hollin Hills. It is listed for $749,000 and I will be holding it open this Sunday (Sept. 23) from 1 to 4 p.m. The address is 1901 Paul Spring Rd. in Alexandria.
This 1950 Goodman-designed mid-century modern home has been expanded and renovated with high-end modern appliances and finishings right down to the Neutra house numbers. The “made for entertaining” home has been meticulously maintained by the current owner, the former Northeast Area Manager of Design Within Reach, and was featured on the 2005 Hollin Hills Home and Garden Tour.
The 4 bedroom/3 bathroom, 1,800 square foot home includes an addition of two master suites, including a private second floor butterfly roof “tree house” overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard of mature trees and cascading dry creek stream. The master “tree house” suite bathroom is finished in marble and features a spacious walk-in closet, double sinks and skylight.
Bordering Goodman Park, the home on a private .37 acre lot blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior, offering expansive vistas of nature, and includes the perfect blend of vintage touches and top-of the line updates. The kitchen features rare vintage 1955 St. Charles metal cabinets with original under-counter lighting, chopping board, pull-out drawers and onion/potato baskets.
High-end amenities include quartz countertop, wall-mounted custom cabinet with walnut trim and stainless hardware by Modern Capital sponsor Daniel Donnelly, Ann Sacks-tile backsplash, Fisher Paykel stainless dishwasher drawers and double-door refrigerator and stainless steel wall-mounted Miele oven. Large expanses of glass in the kitchen are perfect for bird watching.
The open living room features Goodman’s signature wall of glass, refinished original parquet flooring and gas fireplace. The house has a house-wide music system, including exterior speakers.
The asymmetrical outdoor deck, accessible from both living and dining areas and bordered by a minimalist water feature and elegant plantings that offer year-round color and texture, is the perfect spot for entertaining.
A spacious den with wall of glass overlooking the backyard and opening to the deck is currently used as a dining/entertaining area for large, casual parties that spill outside in warm weather. The backyard also features a separate 200 square foot modernist studio/office with carpeting and A/C.
The main level includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one master suite with marble-finished bathroom. One of the bedrooms is currently used as an office. The original hall bedroom includes custom redwood-trimmed Shoji screen closet doors and windows with view of small garden of with winter-blooming Hellebores and Asian statuary.
The main floor bathroom was recently renovated with a skylight, seamless glass shower enclosure with rain-shower head, radiant heat, Riga wall sconce by FontanaArte and Italian porcelain wall and floor tiles from Architectural Ceramics.
The owners have worked with Landscape Designs to create back and front gardens with foliage that attracts birds and butterflies, as well as flowers that bloom through many seasons. Native groundcover was recently planted in the front yard to replace all grass. A stunning 70-inch aluminum landscape light bordering driveway designed by Tim Derhaag (2004) for FLOS bathes the entire front yard in soft illumination.
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.