March 29, 2011 Charles Goodman, Crest Park

1964 Goodman Mid-Century Modern in Crest Park – $495K

Crest Park Goodman

This weekend, I went to see this 1964 expanded Charles Goodman-designed home in the Crest Park subdivision of Hillandale in Silver Spring. Goodman designed around 25 homes in the area, which is just east off New Hampshire Avenue and a few miles north of the Beltway. The house was expanded in 1978 and features a large eat-in kitchen with cathedral ceilings and clerestory windows and a second-story patio that overlooks a Japanese garden. The house has updated but some vintage features as well like a old-school phone built into a wood-paneled wall. The house is at the end of Schindler Drive near the woods of Northwest Branch Park. “The Goodman houses are situated not only at the most prominent corners of the development (such as Schindler and La Grande Drives,) but also at the choicest sites topographically, abutting woodlands and streambeds,” architectural historian Elizabeth Jo Lampl writes in her 2004 monograph on the Goodman’s subdivisions in Montgomery County. “One can only imagine Goodman insisting on these sites for some of his model houses.” The homes, which were built in the 1960s, reflect Goodman’s designs seen earlier in Rock Creek Woods. You can read more about the neighborhood in this Washington Post piece.

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  1. igozoom — April 10, 2011 @ 8:14 pm         Reply

    That’s a great house in a great neighborhood. Many of the Goodman owners scattered through Crest Park are the original owners. There’s a community pool from that era up the street and the neighborhood has a great sense of community. There are 2 Goodman houses at the end Crest Park Court that have a terrific view of a stream and acres of wooded park lands. At the very end of Crest Park Court is a long, winding brick and gravel private road lined with 50 year old azaleas that leads to a massive MCM home situated on 5 acres. There are a quite a few hidden gems tucked into the woods of Crest Park.

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