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 […]

Foreclosure: Standard Properties Mid-Century in Kensington

This 1954 mid-century bi-level in Kensington by Standard Properties is a foreclosure and needs work if anyone is looking for a project. The house is located in Rock Creek Palisades, which was developed by Clarke, Raleigh and Cushing Daniels. It is listed at $327,300. “Standard Properties prided themselves on their modern planning, and they were, […]

Huge Vintage Furniture Sale: Saturday, June 18

Architect Michael Cook and I are about to sell our Goodman renovation and expansion project in Northern Virginia and we will be holding an estate sale of vintage mid-century modern and Danish items this Saturday (June 18) from 11 am to 5 pm. Sale items will include furniture, rugs, lighting, ceramics, art and books. It […]

Modern Snapshot: Hollin Hills

Another excellent Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour is in the books. While overcast on Saturday, the weather held out so all the visitors would not track water and mud through the meticulous mid-century modern homes. A few days before the tour, mid-century modern fans were sharing around on Facebook an article about how Hollin […]

Open Houses in Manor Woods, McLean and More

Here are few opens to explore today along with the nice weather. This 1966 mid-century 4 bed/3 bath split designed by Deigert & Yerkes (pictured above and below) is tucked into the trees of the Manor Woods neighborhood in Rockville. It was just listed for $480K and is open 1 to 4 pm. This 1971 home in McLean looks […]

Price Drop: Stunning Modern by Michael Cook – $829K

Our Goodman renovation and expansion in Virginia is now priced at $829K. This stunning custom design by Michael Cook, AIA, of the award-winning Cook Architecture, incorporates an original small 1951 Charles Goodman mid-century home into a new modern oasis with walls of glass and a spectacular cantilevered private master suite. The 2,311 square-foot home on […]

Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour – April 30; Tix for Sale

This year’s edition of the Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour will be held April 30 from noon to 6:00 pm (rain or shine). The self-guided walking tour will showcase stunning examples of mid-century modern architecture. Advance tickets are now available for purchase for $25 through April 28. On April 29, tickets will be priced at $30. You can […]

Endangered in Tauxemont

Before developing the ground-breaking modern community of Hollin Hills beginning in the late 1940s, Robert Davenport built the nearby cooperative community of Tauxemont in the earlier part of the decade. The basic cinder block, wood and aluminum one-story side-gabled roofed homes were originally designed by architect and cooperative member Alexander Knowlton to make it easy […]

‘Twas the Sunday Before Christmas Open Houses

If you want to take a break today from the mall today to possibly find a home as a really nice stocking stuffer, take a look at these open houses. I will be holding our Goodman renovation/expansion project open from 2 to 4 pm. Address is 6404 Montrose St. in Alexandria, Virginia. Washingtonian had a nice feature […]