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 […]

Help Save Breuer’s API Institute in Reston

Please sign this petition by June 13 to help try and save the American Press Institute (API) in Reston by modern master Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith. The API closed up shop and joined with the Newspaper Association of America, which is based in Arlington. The move left API’s 1972-1978  brutalist headquarters vacant, sitting on […]

My New Listing: Goodman Townhome in Reston – $399K

I just listed this mid-century modern Hickory Cluster townhome by Charles Goodman. When 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/1.5 bath three-level […]

Deck Houses in West Virginia, Reston

Here are a few Deck Houses to help you enjoy the summer weather. This 1978 version in the Canaan Valley in West Virginia. The owners are currently looking for interested buyers. The three bedroom/two bath home is located on nearly six acres in Old Timberline, a unique gated community of 456 single family properties encircling a […]

Modernist Townhomes by Goodman, Smith

Charles Goodman and Chloethiel Woodard Smith both contributed to the design of two differnt modernist experiments in the DC area back in the 1960s. One was the massive urban renewal effort of Southwest DC and the other was Robert Simon’s idea of an urban village on fomer farmland in Reston. Here are listings for two […]

1965 Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhome – $389K

When Robert Simon started developing Reston as a modern planned community in the early 1960s, he asked Charles 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. This end unit, which sold a couple of years ago, is back on the market and […]

Modern Snapshot: Breuer’s Vacant American Press Institute

In early 2012, the 66 year-old American Press Institute in Reston closed up shop and joined with the Newspaper Association of America, which is based in Arlington. The move left API’s 1972-1978  brutalist headquarters by Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith vacant, sitting on 4.6 park-like acres in the Northern Virginia suburbs.  The 42,334 square foot office […]

Chloethiel Woodard Smith Waterview Cluster Townhouse – $479K

At a recent event in Reston looking at the modernist architects who helped shape the planned community, Reston founder Robert E. Simon–going strong at 99–ended the program by speaking briefly about the vision and effort that went into building the thriving town from nothing. One of the architects Simon picked to help create the modernist suburb was Chloethiel […]

Rental: Goodman Hickory Cluster Townhouse – $2350/month

My previous post featured a 1968 modernist townhouse in the city of Baltimore by living legend Hugh Newell Jacobsen. This post highlights a rental listing for a  townhouse in the suburbs of Reston that Charles Goodman designed just a few years before.  When Robert Simon, who just turned 99, started developing Reston as a modern planned community […]