Hollin Hills Homeowners’ Blog

Here’s a blog written by some homeowners in Hollin Hills. It covers the latest goings on in the mid-century modern community.

Interview with Owners of Hollin Hills Goodman

Check out this MetroWeekly interview with architect Ray Goodrow and high-school teacher Paul Newhouse about their Hollin Hills Goodman. I’m not really sure why the headline describes the home as a “mid-century Georgian,” but the article includes great interior images of the home and the couple’s mid-century modern furniture collection. Take a peek inside.

D.C.’s ‘Disappearing’ Ranches

The Washington Post Real Estate section ran a piece yesterday detailing the increasing trend of people in the D.C. area turning modest mid-century single-story ranches into anything other than modest mid-century single-story ranches.
Described as “an American architectural problem child,” the Post article says “ranches fell into disfavor, and now it seems we can’t get rid of them fast enough.” As you can see, the story takes a derisive view of the mid-century ranch, although it does quote Jim Brown, the founder of Atomic Ranch magazine, calling for ranches to be left essentially as they are.
I agree with Brown. I’ve been working on restoring with period details my own 1956 split-level, but people can do whatever they want. If people want to take a 2,000 square foot ranch and turn it into a 11,000 square foot New England-style home, they can do it. But do they need all 11,000 square feet to be happy?

1965 Goodman Townhomes Near Lake Anne Village in Reston

The mid-century modern Charles Goodman townhomes near Lake Anne Village are part of Hickory Cluster in Reston, Virginia.
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 a number of the townhome clusters, which have become known as Hickory Cluster, and high-rise apartment buildings.

Call Modern Capital founder and Realtor Michael Shapiro for your mid-century real estate needs.

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