Endangered: Silver Spring Library by Rhees Burket

The mid-century modern Silver Spring Library  by noted local architect Rhees Evans Burket, AIA, is facing an uncertain future. The county has put out a request for proposals from developers to turn the site into senior housing and child day care facilities through either incorporating the existing building or knocking it down and starting from scratch. […]

Mid-Century Montclair Manor in Wheaton

Montclair Manor, a complex of 64 mid-century modern flat-roof townhouse condos in Wheaton, was designed by local architectural firm Bucher-Meyers & Associates and built in 1966. The cluster of two-level, three-bedroom townhomes are tucked just off Veirs Mills Road  around the corner from several Charles’s Goodman-designed mid-century modern neighborhood, Rock Creek Woods, Hammond Wood and Hammond […]

Neutra’s VDL House Named National Landmark

Good news for all of you Richard Neutra nuts. The modern master’s studio and residence in Silver Lake in Los Angeles was just named a National Historic Landmark. “The Neutra Studio and Residences (VDL Research House) in Los Angeles, California, is associated with Richard Neutra, a nationally and internationally seminal figure of the twentieth century Modern […]

1966 ‘Decca’ by Davenport in Hollin Hills – $735K

After architect Charles M. Goodman stopped designing homes for Hollin Hills in 1960, the neighborhood’s developer, Robert Davenport, riffed off Goodman’s designs for some of the homes as he finished building the neighborhood, which was completed in 1970. This two-level Decca model by Davenport has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms and sits on a nice […]

Happy Holidays from Modern Capital

As the sun prepares to set on 2016, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry  Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a happy and healthy New Year. I am very thankful for everyone who reads the site and follows the work I am doing here in DC. With the site now 10 years old, I am working […]

1953 Mid-Century Ranch in Pine Spring – $475K

Here’s a recently listed atomic ranch in Pine Spring in Falls Church. Listed for $475K.  The 3 bed/1 bath 1953 mid-century ranch is 1,066 square feet and features the neighborhoods’s signature wood-beamed ceilings.  The 121-home community was built by the Luria brothers, who also developed most of nearby Holmes Run Acres. The homes in Pine Spring were designed […]

Goodman ‘Hickory Cluster’ Townhome in Reston – $412K

Here’s a recently listed mid-century modern townhome in Reston by Charles Goodman. When the late Robert Simon started developing Reston as a modern planned community in the early 1960s, he asked Goodman to design the first set of homes. Goodman designed Hickory Cluster, 90 International-style townhomes nestled into the trees just across the street from Lake Anne. The 3 bed/2 […]

Rented – Rental in Hammond Wood

This architecturally significant and well-maintained Charles Goodman-designed mid-century modern home for rent is located in the heavily treed and serene Hammond Wood subdivision, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Goodman designed this 3 bedroom/1 bath home in 1950. It was completely remodeled in 2006 by the award-winning architectural firm Cook Architecture, which […]

Herman Miller Mecca in NYC

Since the shopping season is now upon us, Eames, Nelson and Noguchi fans should plan a pilgrimage to New York to pay homage in the recently opened Herman Miller flagship store on Park Avenue. It is Herman Miller’s the first retail store in North America. The two-level store is packed with the classic designs by […]