1973 E. Fay Jones Design Near Frederick – $305K

If you are looking for a mid-century modern retreat not too far from Washington and near a lake, take a look at this 1973 design near Frederick by E. Fay Jones, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright and who the University of Arkansas’s School of Architecture is named after. The 3 bedroom/2 bath home, which reflects Jones’ […]

1954 Custom Mid-Century in Somerset – $1.049 Million

I was intrigued when I saw this description for a new mid-century listing in Somerset in Chevy Chase: “Mid-Century Cool in the Town of Somerset. Custom designed by a rocket scientist with all the exuberance and whimsy of the 1950s.” The rocket scientist in question was Vahey S. Kupelian, an aeronautical engineer who would served […]

Mid-Century Modern Listings Roundup

Here’s a roundup of new listings that have come up during the past few months that I have not mentioned yet on the site. Listings stretch from Falls Church to Annapolis. This 2 bed/1 bath was just listed for $429K  in the mid-century modern community of Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. Here’s a mid-century […]

A 1957 Techbuilt in Glen Arm for $299K?

The Techbuilt home in Garrett Park I recently wrote about is under contract. I came across another house in Glen Arm, Md., that looks likes a Techbuilt, the post-and-beam prefab originally designed in 1953 by Carl Koch.  The house is located here on 1.62 acres.  Get some inspiration with this Dwell slideshow of renovation of […]

1972 Renovated Techbuilt in Garrett Park – $884K

The first of a handful of authentic  Techbuilt homes in Garrett Park was constructed in 1956. The last two designed by the firm of Carl Koch were built in the early 1970s, including this house now listed for $884K. The 4 bedroom/3 bathroom post-and-beam house has been completely renovated in a contemporary style and features […]

1969 A-Frame Near the Chesapeake – $169K

I love looking through vacation house plan books from the 1950s and ’60 like this one by the Douglas Fir Plywood Association or the one I am reading now, 151 Leisure-Time Vacation Homes, which was published in 1968. I dream about buying some land and building one of the cool, retro designs. (I wish you […]

1957 Rollingwood Mid-Century – $885K

This mid-century listing in Rollingwood in Chevy Chase, Md., is right around the corner from the former Rollingwood Elementary school I highlighted in my last post. Rollingwood, which is located just east of Beach Drive and south of East West Highway, has more than 800 homes, including many mid-century moderns. “Rollingwood’s history is rooted in […]

MCMs in Bethesda’s Kenwood Park, Flint Hill

Edmund Bennett was one of the leading builders of  mid-century modern (or “contemporary” as they were called at the time) homes in the DC area.  In addition to Carderock Springs, New Mark Commons and Potomac Overlook, his team of architects–which included at various times Arthur Keyes, Chloethial Woodard Smith, David Condon, Nicholas Satterlee and Francis […]

1958 Mid-Century Modern in Potomac Overlook – $890K

  Nestled into the hills of Glen Echo Heights close to the Potomac, developer Edmund Bennett along with architects Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon designed an award-winning enclave  of 20 or so larger mid-century modern homes called Potomac Overlook. This listing is for one of the rare-to-market homes in the Bethesda community. The 5 bedroom/3 bath […]