Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend. We are still seeing low inventory and bidding wars on the best properties. In the next few weeks, I will be listing four houses and wanted to give Modern Capital readers a heads up. One listing is in Carderock Springs in Bethesda. It is a split-foyer Hillcrest model with custom carport and screened-in balcony off the back of the house. In Virginia, I will be a listing a two-level Luria Brothers-built mid-century modern with carport in Holmes Run Acres. The two other listings are in DC: one is a contemporary loft-style condo at the Rivendell by Weinstein and Abel. The other is a private exclusive listing, a 1941 renovated, modernist townhouse by Berla and Abel on Arkansas Avenue. It is one of the sought after Tiffey Townhomes pictured in the vintage image above. Please reach out for details if interested. More posts will be coming soon as they hit the market.
Month: May 2018
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River Park, opened in 1962, is a mid-century modern cooperative housing project of townhomes and an apartment block built by the Reynolds Aluminum Corporation as a way to showcase aluminum as a building material. The complex was built as part of Southwest Washington’s urban renewal efforts in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The community was designed by architect Charles M. Goodman and landscape architect Eric Paepcke, who also did work in Hollin Hills. Today, River Park it is undergoing a major renovation of its lobby (more on that in another post) and landscape, which has been dominated by concrete.
Landscape architecture firm Lea|Siri, according to this recent article by Shawn Cornelius in the Southwester, says the plan is one that “envisions a landscape at River Park that is more environmentally conscious, improves the quality and aesthetics of the grounds while recognizing and protecting the original design intent, and provides outdoor amenities that support community-wide activities and informal gatherings.”
Once the project is done, the article says “River Park’s landscape will feature an expanded playground and lawn; a larger community picnic area with tables, grills, and shade trees; a renovated courtyard with universal accessibility and enlarged planters; additional seating in key areas of the campus for greater use of the outdoor spaces; new shade and flowering trees in uniform groupings to support the original design intent and to provide more seasonal interest; and a more welcoming and unified feel throughout the community.”
Here is a collection of current homes for sale in River Park.
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Bringing an LA or New York vibe to DC, the Line Hotel in Adams Morgan is housed in the 110-year old former First Church of Christ Scientist building. And right in the lobby, is Full Service Radio studio run by founder Jack Inslee. Full Service Radio is a community podcast network and internet radio station broadcasting live from the lobby. Hotel guests can listen to the feed right in their rooms. Jack recently invited me to stop by and chat about mid-century modern real estate here in the Washington area. Listing to some short clips from our conversation.